Quotes about Sales & Marketing

"Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It's a good thing we have museums to document that."

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third.


"Contract: an agreement that is binding on the weaker party."

Frederick Sawyer (1947–) writer


"The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague."

William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist.


"Good advertising can make people buy your product even if it sucks … A dollar spent on brainwashing is more cost-effective than a dollar spent on product improvement."

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957) is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.


"The consumer is the most important part of the production line."

William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant. He is perhaps best known for his work in Japan. There, from 1950 onward he taught top management how to improve design (and thus service), product quality, testing and sales (the last through global markets)through various methods, including the application of statistical methods.


"Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."

Stephen Butler Leacock (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a Canadian economist, writer and humorist.


"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011) was an American business magnate and inventor. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of The Walt Disney Company in 2006.


"Your culture is your brand."

Tony Hsieh (born December 12, 1973) s an American internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the CEO of the online shoe and clothing shop Zappos.com. Prior to joining Zappos, Hsieh co-founded and sold the internet advertising network LinkExchange to Microsoft in 1999 for $265 million.