Top 10 Quotes by Mark McCormack

Mark McCormack

We took it early with seven to go. I tried my best to stay out of the wind until the end.

Mark McCormack
In our business, the windows of opportunity open and close with dazzling rapidity...I constantly have to remind people to seize the moment.
Mark McCormack

People retire to do what I do every day.

Mark McCormack
Anger can be an effective negotiating tool, but only as a calculated act, never as a reaction.
Mark McCormack

If new ideas are the lifeblood of any thriving organisation-and, trust me, they are-managers must learn to revere, not merely tolerate, the people who come up with those ideas.

Mark McCormack
Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.
Mark McCormack

People don't plan to fail. They fail to plan.

Mark McCormack
I made a note to myself not to let that happen again this time. This is not a good course to let someone open up a small gap, so I made sure I was always sitting second wheel. Stay with whoever was attacking, and be ready to close down a gap if need be. I didn't care if that meant the whole group stayed together.
Mark McCormack

You don't have to reinvent the wheel, just attach it to a new wagon.

Mark McCormack
Talk less-you will automatically learn more, hear more, see more-and make fewer blunders.