Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
People will buy anything that is one to a customer.
Yes, our company is at risk because we cede control to the users, but that’s how we do our business. If the community decides to kill the business, maybe it deserves to die.
Never promise more than you can perform.
We had the same doomsday people when we were building the MGM Grand, same people, same doomsday. You have to ask a lot of questions and listen to people, but eventually, you have to go by your own instincts.
I’m not a firm believer that you have to have 30 years of experience, if you’ve got good common sense.
I’m far from being reclusive. I have 30- or 40-year friendships that I prefer to meeting new people. I go to an occasional party, but just because I don’t go to a lot of events, and I’m not out in public all the time doesn’t mean I’m anti-social or a recluse.
I used to think that if I made $50,000 I’d be the happiest guy in the world.
When you’re a self-made man, you start very early in life. In my case it was at 9 years old when I started bringing income into the family. You get a drive that’s a little different, maybe a little stronger, than somebody who inherited.
There are 2 phases to any invention. The first is the moment of inspiration. The second is the execution, which is less exciting but more than challenging in its own right.