Quotations pack a lot of punch into tiny, bite-sized sentences and provide us with the opportunity to learn from others’ experiences.  Whether from historical individuals, successful business people, or notable sports figures, quotes can provide us with valuable insight and wisdom to take into our own lives.

Our O1 team has some favorites they’ve incorporated into their own lives to propel their business philosophies:

Brad Jenkins, President & CEO
“Only the paranoid survive.” —Andy Groves

Max Seely, Senior Vice President
“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” —Sam Walton

Jim Beausoleil, Chief Financial Officer
“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” —Babe Ruth

Mike Brown, Vice President of Network Services
“Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face.  You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.” —Ross Perot

David Stoos, Director of Operations
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” —Warren Buffett