Telling it like it is : famous Boone-sims

TBPTelling it like it is : famous Booneism

Word-bytes from 85 year-old energy tycoon/author of “The First Billion Is The Hardest”, T. Boone Pickens, store years of wisdom about life & business with great punches! Here are some of my personal favorites of TBP’s quotes that relevant to entrepreneurs and

“A plan without action is not a plan. It’s a speech.”

“Keep things informal. Talking is the natural way to do business. Writing is great for keeping records and putting down details, but talk generates ideas. Great things come from our luncheon meetings, which consist of a sandwich, a cup of soup, and a good idea or two. No martinis.”

“When you are hunting elephants, don’t get distracted chasing rabbits.”

“It may smell like manure to you, but it smells like money to me.” (Don’t be so quick to judge.)

“There are three reasons we can’t do it. First, we don’t have the money, and the other two reasons don’t make a damn.”
(The response TBP would often get as a boy when he asked his dad, “Why can’t we do it?”)

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