James Sinegal Famous Quotes & Sayings

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34 James Sinegal Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

James Sinegal Sayings: Everybody is watching you every minute anyways. If they think the message you're sending out Everybody is watching you every minute anyways. If they think the message you're sending out is phony, they're going to say, 'Who does he think he is?' It's again good business. But it is also an obligation.
James Sinegal Sayings: Driving stock up from one day to the next is not what we are about. Driving stock up from one day to the next is not what we are about. We are about building a good company and performing for the long term. I know everyone says that, that sounds trite when I repeat it that way, but that is and has always been our attitude about our business. If we do the right things, the stock price will take care of itself, and our shareholders will be rewarded.
James Sinegal Sayings: Our attitude has always been that if you hire good people and provide good wages Our attitude has always been that if you hire good people and provide good wages and good jobs and more than that - if you provide careers - that good things will happen to your company. I think we can say that that has been proved by the quality of people that we have and how they have built our organization.
James Sinegal Sayings: It doesn't do much good to have a quality image, whether it's with the facility It doesn't do much good to have a quality image, whether it's with the facility or whether it's with the merchandise, if you don't have real quality people taking care of your customers.
James Sinegal Sayings: I think the biggest single thing that causes difficulty in the business world is the I think the biggest single thing that causes difficulty in the business world is the short-term view. We become obsessed with it. But it forces bad decisions.
James Sinegal Sayings: I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is a small portion of the motivation.
James Sinegal Sayings: When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors. When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.
James Sinegal Sayings: If you hire good people, give them good jobs, and pay them good wages, generally If you hire good people, give them good jobs, and pay them good wages, generally something good is going to happen.
James Sinegal Sayings: If somehow a proclamation were made that C.E.O.'s could only make a maximum of $300,000 If somehow a proclamation were made that C.E.O.'s could only make a maximum of $300,000 a year, you would not have any shortage of very qualified men and women seeking the jobs.
James Sinegal Sayings: You take an educated gamble. If you don't occasionally make a mistake, you're not doing You take an educated gamble. If you don't occasionally make a mistake, you're not doing your job.
James Sinegal Sayings: You could raise the price of, say, a bottle of ketchup to $1.03 instead of You could raise the price of, say, a bottle of ketchup to $1.03 instead of $1, and no one would know. Raising prices just 3% per product would add 50% to your pretax income. Why not do it? It's like heroin: You do a little and you want a little bit more. Raising prices is the easy way.
James Sinegal Sayings: We want to turn our inventory faster than our people. We want to turn our inventory faster than our people.
James Sinegal Sayings: Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity. Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity.
James Sinegal Sayings: You just can't get too focused on worrying about what's going to happen in the You just can't get too focused on worrying about what's going to happen in the next quarter. You have to worry about where the business is headed long-term.
James Sinegal Sayings: If you've got to work for the rest of your life, you'd better do something If you've got to work for the rest of your life, you'd better do something you'll enjoy.
James Sinegal Sayings: We would rather have our employees running our business. We would rather have our employees running our business.
James Sinegal Sayings: Obscene salaries send the wrong message through a company. The message is that all brilliance Obscene salaries send the wrong message through a company. The message is that all brilliance emanates from the top; that the worker on the floor of the store or the factory is insignificant.
James Sinegal Sayings: You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don't feel they have a You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don't feel they have a fighting chance to be a part of the American Dream.
James Sinegal Sayings: In the final analysis, you get what you pay for. In the final analysis, you get what you pay for.
James Sinegal Sayings: If we take care of the business and keep our eye on the goal line, If we take care of the business and keep our eye on the goal line, the stock price will take care of itself.
James Sinegal Sayings: We are a company that promotes 100% within the company. We are a company that promotes 100% within the company.
James Sinegal Sayings: It doesn't do Costco any good if nobody can afford to buy anything. It doesn't do Costco any good if nobody can afford to buy anything.
James Sinegal Sayings: There was a proposal in California that would keep out Wal-Mart but allow Costco. You There was a proposal in California that would keep out Wal-Mart but allow Costco. You opposed it. Are you nuts? That's true: I always oppose these kinds of things. Competition makes us better. Some of our best stores have a Sam's Club next door.
James Sinegal Sayings: I say at our management conferences that the amount Wal-Mart grows in just one year I say at our management conferences that the amount Wal-Mart grows in just one year is the equivalent of Costco's size.
James Sinegal Sayings: Technology helps us become more efficient and productive but our business still has a lot Technology helps us become more efficient and productive but our business still has a lot of art as opposed to strictly science.
James Sinegal Sayings: Our attitude is that if you hire good people and pay them a fair wage, Our attitude is that if you hire good people and pay them a fair wage, then good things will happen for the company.
James Sinegal Sayings: You don't have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of You don't have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that.
James Sinegal Sayings: Paying your employees well is not only the right thing to do but it makes Paying your employees well is not only the right thing to do but it makes for good business.
James Sinegal Sayings: If you're going to say to all the people that you're working with, 'We want If you're going to say to all the people that you're working with, 'We want you to treat the customers honestly; don't lie and don't cheat,' it is somewhat hypocritical if you're not following the same rules.
James Sinegal Sayings: When you hire good people, and you provide good jobs and good wages and a When you hire good people, and you provide good jobs and good wages and a career, good things are going to happen.
James Sinegal Sayings: One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school.
James Sinegal Sayings: We always strive to be the best in the wage package. We always strive to be the best in the wage package.
James Sinegal Sayings: We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
James Sinegal Sayings: It is improper for one person to take credit when it takes so many people It is improper for one person to take credit when it takes so many people to build a successful organization. When you try to be top dong, you don't create loyalty. It you can't give credit (and take blame), you will drown in you inability to inspire.