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James Cash Penney
September 16, 1875 - February 12, 1971
Nationality: American
Category: Businessman
Subcategory: American Businessman

As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for.


The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds.


Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine.


The problem with the bronco is to get on and stay on. This is the problem with the Golden Rule-to understand and apply.


The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.


The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business.


I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice - in giving a failure another chance.


Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn.


The disciplined are free.


Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.


I believe a man is better anchored who has a belief in the Supreme Being.


I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier.


The thought in my mind was that I must be a good merchant. If I were a good merchant, the rest would probably take care of itself.


A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.


No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power.


The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.


It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most.


It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.


No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre in any phase of his living.


The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress.


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