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Quotes of the Day for 2 May 2002 – Old Business

On this day in 1670 the "Governor and Company of Adventurers of England Tradeing into Hudsons Bay" was granted a monopoly over commerce and authority to govern an area totaling some one third of modern Canada by King Charles II of England. Of course that unwieldy name has been revised over the years, to Hudson's Bay Company or, most recently, simply The Bay. It's the oldest business in North America, and one of the oldest in the world.

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The quotes:

Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
     - Henry Robinson Luce, 1898 - 1967

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
     - Charles M. Schwab

To be a success in business, be daring, be first, be different.
     - Marchant

The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good, and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
     - Robert P. Vanderpoel

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel, and incompetent comes naturally to me.
     - John Cleese


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