Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (19 August 1919 – 24 February 1990) was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was known as an avid promoter of capitalism and free market trade, and for an extravagant lifestyle, spending on parties, travel, and his collection of homes, yachts, aircraft, art, motorcycles, and Fabergé eggs.

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If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt route.

It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.

Pay your people the least possible and you'll get from them the same.

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it, those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.

Success follows doing what you want to do. There is no other way to be successful.

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man not his history.

Never hire someone who knows less than you do about what he's hired to do.

Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.

Thinking well to be wise: planning well wiser: doing well wisest and best of all.

Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

When what we are is what we want to be that's happiness.

Failure is success if we learn from it.

To measure the man measure his heart.

If you expect nothing you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.

Presence is more than just being there.

The best vision is insight.

Few businessmen are capable of being in politics they don't understand the democratic process they have neither the tolerance or the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business.

The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.

Keeping score of old scores and scars getting even and one-upping always makes you less than you are.

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