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Sales Strategy Quotes


"I don't worry about new home sales" - James K. Glassman

"Enchantment is the purest form of sales" - Guy Kawasaki

"Sales bring out the worst in people." - Haley Webb

"My strategy is that I actually have absolutely no strategy." - Michael Phelps

"The height of strategy, is to attack your opponent's strategy." - Sun Tzu

"The incremental approach without a strategy doesn't improve the strategy." - Pete Hegseth

"All strategy depends on competition." - Bruce Henderson

"Suggestion is a literary strategy." - Samuel R Delany

"hindsight is not a strategy." - Jane Bryant Quinn

"Hope is not a strategy," - Sarah Palin

"The sales department isn't the whole company, but the whole company better be the sales department." - Philip Kotler

"Sales management is the most critical - and underappreciated - role in the sales force. Companies struggle to find something powerful to train sales managers on." - Jason Jordan

"Long-term vision and product strategy." - Bill Gates

"Audacity, always audacity - soundest principal of strategy." - Robert A Heinlein

"Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory." - Douglas Macarthur

"User experience is important to strategy," - Nathan Shedroff

"Data is great, but strategy is better" - Steven Sinofsky

"Stalking is an underrated startup strategy." - Linda Rottenberg

"Strategy and culture should have breakfast together." - Max Mckeown

"Make generosity part of your growth strategy." - Danielle LaPorte

"Immature strategy is the cause of grief." - Miyamoto Musashi

"I emphasized the significance of revolutionary strategy." - Leon Trotsky

"I don't have any spiritual strategy." - Leonard Cohen

"Blame is a change-avoidance strategy." - Andy Stanley

"Wishful thinking is NOT a strategy." - Josh Shipp

"Friendly makes sales - and friendly generates repeat business." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"If you increase the sales tax... everybody would be taxed." - Robert Strauss

"If drink sales are falling off, we get the pilots to engineer a bit of turbulence. That usually spikes sales." - Michael O'Leary

"After-sales service is more important than assistance before sales. It is through such service that one gets permanent customers." - Konosuke Matsushita

"Improving efficiency on the farm is not only a risk-reduction strategy, it's a profitability strategy." - Bill Vaughan

"Culture outperforms strategy every time; and culture with strategy is unbeatable." - Quint Studer

"Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy." - George S Patton

"The church doesn't have a social strategy, the church is a social strategy." - Stanley Hauerwas

"The entrance strategy is actually more important than the exit strategy," - Edward Lampert

"The church does' have a social strategy, the church is a social strategy." - Stanley Hauerwas

"If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy." - Alvin Toffler

"Selling is a person-to-person business. You cannot send the sales manual out to make the sale. Sales manuals have no legs and no voice." - Jim Rohn

"'Government gets things right' does not encourage sales. 'Government makes another blunder' does encourage sales, so there's a commercial imperative that pushes sensationalism." - John Major

"Strategy is a pattern in a stream of decisions" - Henry Mintzberg

"Strategy means making clear-cut choices about how to compete." - Jack Welch

"Without competitors there would be no need for strategy." - Kenichi Ohmae

"Speed has become an important element of strategy." - Regis McKenna

"My strategy is just to attack, attack and attack." - Don Frye

"The best strategy is always to be very strong." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"Strategy is about stretching limited resources to fit ambitious aspirations." - C. K. Prahalad

"Strategy is worthless unless you can act on it." - Nathan Shedroff

"Every failure is a lesson learned about your strategy." - Thomas A Edison

"Be real and adjust you strategy according to honest results." - Charles Caleb Colton

"When it comes to strategy, ponder less and do more." - Jack Welch

"NATO needs to adapt its strategy to meet new challenges" - Angela Merkel

"A great strategy meeting is a meeting of minds." - Max Mckeown

"The real heart of strategy is the strategist." - Max Mckeown

"Life is about strategy nottragedy. Make the best one." - Tyga

"Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art." - Peter Drucker

"Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential to superior performance." - Michael Porter

"Strategy is a constant reconciling of possibilities, means and ends." - Bernard Jenkin

"Helping people doesn't have to be an unsound financial strategy." - Melinda Gates

"Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is ..." - Miyamoto Musashi

"Business strategy is the battleplan for a better future." - Patrick Dixon

"The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses." - Morihei Ueshiba

"What is needed is the constant unmasking of ego's strategy." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Strategy is figuring out what not to do." - Steve Jobs

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." - Sun Tzu

"If a strategy meets a goal: It's working. If a strategy meets a target: It's a success." - Michael Porter

"You need a strategy, and a trade or investment decision can be evaluated only in the context of that strategy." - Aaron C. Brown

"Not changing your strategy merely because you're used to the one you have now is a lousy strategy." - Seth Godin

"In the sales profession, the real work begins after the sale is made." - Brian Tracy

"Marketing tells a story that spreads. Sales overcomes the natural resistance to say yes." - Seth Godin

"To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations." - Edward Gibbon

"Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office." - Mae West

"'We need to do more' is not very sophisticated thinking and not good sales management." - Jason Jordan

"Take more chances than you dare. You'll make more sales than you expect. That's the formula." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"A salesperson's ethics and values contribute more to sales success than do techniques or strategies." - Ron Willingham

"Sales fixes everything." - Guy Kawasaki

"I received an award for 25 million in sales the night before the bus accident." - Gloria Estefan

"In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance." - Bo Bennett

"Publicly traded United States companies report sales and profits to investors every quarter." - Alex Berenson

"Sporting goods sales have suffered because Americans have become too sedentary." - Mike May

"Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect." - W Clement Stone

"I am also involved with all the acquisitions and overall strategy. Now it's true, I don't run operations. But I've never really run operations. I've never had the endurance to run sales. The whole idea of selling to the customer just isn't my personality. I'm an engineer, tell me why something isn't working or is and I am curious." - Larry Ellison

"As I worked to explain how to avoid bad strategy, I began to see that one cannot really evaluate or criticize a strategy unless there is a fairly clear statement of the problem the strategy is trying to solve." - Richard P. Rumelt

"Fitting in is a short-term strategy that gets you nowhere. Standing out is a long-term strategy that takes guts and produces results." - Seth Godin

"Always start at the end before you begin. Professional investors always have an exit strategy before they invest. Knowing your exit strategy is an important investment fundamental." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Strategy doesn't change when hard times arrive. Consumers' willingness to try, and to stay loyal, remains, the goal. Winners know this; their brand focus and strategy remains consistent." - Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison

"Don't sugar-coat results. Don't make yourself look good when your strategy fails. Don't make others look good if their strategy failed." - Theodor Billroth

"A favorite strategy was the paragraph-terminating: Right? Followed immediately by Wrong. This linear invitation to a mugging was considered a strategy of wit." - Renata Adler

"We like to believe we can break strategy down to Five Forces or Seven Ss. But you can't. Strategy is extraordinarily emotional and demanding." - Gary Hamel

"Mission defines strategy, and strategy defines structure." - Peter Drucker

"Without a correct strategy the victory is impossible. But even the most correct strategy cannot give the victory under unfavorable objective conditions." - Leon Trotsky

"Hope is not strategy. Hope fits with vision, but we must have a strategy and a process to make our vision become a reality." - John C Maxwell

"In strategy you must know the Ways of other schools, so I have written about various other traditions of strategy in this the Wind Book." - Miyamoto Musashi

"You can gain a lot of time from an aggressive strategy, but you can lose a lot of time from an aggressive strategy." - Romain Grosjean

"Hussein has a strategy. I'm sure he'll implement that strategy, and it would be to our detriment. We're embarking on an exercise about which we know nothing." - John Hewson

"One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non - sales selling isn't natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections." - Daniel H Pink

"Sales-driven cultures can really differentiate you from the majority of your competition. That doesn't mean being salesperson oriented, just sales oriented: winning deals, smelling the blood and going in for the kill." - Josh James

"Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people." - Martin Seligman

"One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn't natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections." - Daniel H Pink

"The ability to take another perspective has become one of the keys to both sales and non-sales selling. And the social science research on perspective-taking yields some important lessons for all of us." - Daniel H Pink

"Sales departments use social to nurture leads and close sales. HR posts job openings and vets applicants. Community and support squads mine networks, blogs and forums with deep listening tools." - Ryan Holmes

"Concentrate on the activities of prospecting, presenting and following-up; the sales will take care of themselves." - Brian Tracy

"You have to drop your sales mentality and start working with your prospects as if they've already hired you." - Jill Konrath

"Lawyers don't run sales forces." - Jeff Raikes

"Of all the big Internet companies, Yahoo is the most highly valued on a price-earnings and price-sales basis." - Alex Berenson

"Too often, sales reps simply regurgitate their presentations and expect to land the sale. It doesn't work." - Harvey Mackay

"Because only in America, people trample others for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have." - Unknown

"Often in companies, you'll see tensions between sales and marketing. Sales people will want to give discounts to clients because they often get paid a commission based on how much they sell. So they're always pushing to give discounts because that will increase sales. Marketing, however, is judged by overall profitability." - Charles Duhigg

"When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realised the wisdom of strategy." - Miyamoto Musashi

"What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy." - Sun Tzu

"You can talk about strategy all you want, but what really matters is resiliency." - Hale Irwin

"Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait." - Gavin de Becker

"What we call strategy is mainly just crossing rivers on bridges and passing mountains though cols." - Anatole France

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: we win, they lose." - Ronald Reagan

"Fitting in is a short-term strategy, standing out pays off in the long run." - Seth Godin

"The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary." - Sun Tzu

"Our strategy is to destroy the enemy from within, to conquer him through himself." - Adolf Hitler

"Failing to grapple with complexity actually turns out to be a pretty bad life strategy." - John Green

"The importance of command leadership. Clear objective and strategy and loyalty to those reporting to you." - Peter King

"Forward momentum only worked as a strategy if one had correctly identified which way was forward." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"Marketing strategy is a series of integrated actions leading to a sustainable competitive advantage." - John Sculley

"I said nothing-I had' known Marya, and anyway, "listening quietly" was my general social strategy" - John Green

"Hindsight alone is not wisdom. And second-guessing is not a strategy." - George W Bush

"The strategy behind the Kyoto Protocol has no grounding in economics or environmental policy." - William Nordhaus

"The Israeli strategy has been proven to be a complete failure." - Mohammed Dahlan

"Their marketing strategy had to be changed to the young people. That's who buys the beer." - Felix Sabates

"By the cold Darwinian logic of natural selection, evolution codifies happenstance into strategy." - David Quammen

"Defeat the enemies strategy." - Sun Tzu

"People who blame things rarely change things. Blame is an unassailable change-avoidance strategy." - Andy Stanley

"A strategy that doesn't take into account resources is doomed to failure." - John C Maxwell

"Spin is overrated. It is strategy, not spin, that wins elections." - Dick Morris

"Once you adopt a value-investment strategy, any other investment behavior starts to seem like gambling." - Seth Klarman

"Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point." - Henry Mintzberg

"Attack the enemy's strategy." - Sun Tzu

"Strategy is not a solo sport, even if you're the CEO." - Max Mckeown

"A brilliant strategy is, certainly, a matter of intelligence, but intelligence without audaciousness is not enough." - Garry Kasparov

"The best marketing strategy is to destroy your industry before your competition does." - Seth Godin

"Chess and boxing have a lot in common, as both sports rely on the right strategy." - Vitali Klitschko

"A pivot is a change in strategy without a change in vision." - Eric Ries

"The smart strategist allows strategy to be shaped by events. Good reactions can make great strategy. Strategy involves competition of goals, and the risk is the difference between those goals and the ability of the organization to achieve them. So part of the risk is created by the strategy." - Max Mckeown

"Brilliant strategy is the best route to desirable ends with available means." - Max Mckeown

"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option." - James Cameron

"It's a proprietary strategy. I can't go into it in great detail." - Bernard Madoff

"Careful obedience to God's law may serve as a strategy for rebelling against God" - Timothy Keller

"Build and they will come" is not a strategy, it's a prayer." - Steve Blank

"Guessing has never been widely acclaimed as a good gambling strategy." - Jan Garavaglia

"We need a better strategy for poor people...because what we're doing isn't working." - Mick Cornett

"Creating great content that educates and informs is always the best marketing strategy." - David Meerman Scott

"Leadership consists of character and strategy. If you can't have both, opt for character." - Norman Schwarzkopf

"My job is just to make the films and then I don't have any strategy." - Miguel Gomes

"Everybody has a different strategy, but everybody agrees that active management does not beat the market." - Tony Robbins

"The Ni To Ichi Way of strategy is recorded in this the Book of the Void." - Miyamoto Musashi



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