T. Boone Pickens Quotes

T. Boone Pickens Quotes

T. Boone Pickens was an incredibly successful businessman and investor that has built a multi-billion dollar net worth in his 91 years of life, passing away in 2019. He was a self-made oil tycoon, corporate takeover innovator, philanthropist, and recently a major supporter of renewable energy such as wind energy. T Boone Pickens was an inspirational figure for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors everywhere, with plenty of quality quotes for business professionals worldwide.

Here are some of my favorite motivational quotes from business magnate T. Boone Pickens:

1.  "Predictability can lead to failure."

2.  “A plan without action isn't a plan, it's a speech.”

3.  "If you can provide the funding and you get the leadership, you'll have a competitive team."

4.  “I always try to get people on my team who are better than I am. I’ve always hired the best. That’s how I get the best results.”

5.  “Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the Ready- Aim-Aim-Aim Syndrome. You must be willing to fire.” 

6.  "I always saw myself as a large stockholder trying to make a difference. I wasn't raiding anybody." 

7.  "If somebody I don't like gets in the crosshairs, I pull the trigger. But I don't hunt for them."

8.  "Far too many executives have become more concerned with the 'four P's' - pay, perks, power and prestige - rather than making profits for shareholders."

9.  "A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan any day."

10.  "The one thing that is the difference between success and failure: taking risks." 

11.  "I find that the more generous I am, the more I get in return, and the more I get in return, the more generous I am." 

12.  "Show up early. Work hard. Stay late."  

13. "The first billion is the hardest..."

Thanks for all of the quality quotes T. Boone Pickens, RIP!

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