Vistage Quotes – March 2014

The local brotherhood of CEOs gathered for our monthly meeting… it was a light day for the usual brilliant utterances flowing from the steaming cauldron of intellect (Whoa Nelly, where are my boots?).

Personal anonymity is respected… well, usually.

ANSWERING THE QUESTION AND DON’T BE DEFENSIVE:
A:  “Let’s figure this out.  Just answer the question Yes or No”
B:  “You would never answer a Yes/No question… EFF-YOU!!”
      – The guy who keeps your kids safe online

CAREFULLY STATE RECOMMENDATIONS:
A:  “You could say, No other competitor gets all the porn that we do.”
B:  “Are you sure you want to say it that way when pitching schools?”
A:  “Oops, What I meant was…”
      – The guy who wants to kick an unethical competitor’s butt

DECISIVE LEADERSHIP:
“People who need to be 100% sure about something end up not doing anything.  It’s your company – make the call!”
     – The guy managing your retirement

 KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM:
A: “Earnouts are really difficult and usually rife with issues”
B:  “Well this earnout is very achievable……. hey, why is everyone laughing?”
     – The guy with the software company purchased by Int’l company

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