” I think that business leaders today have to be more rounded than they used to be, they have to be completely multi-functional and fast-moving. “


” If you wait for customers to tell you that you need to do something, you’re too late. Good business leaders should be half a step ahead of what customers want, i.e. they don’t actually quite know they want it. That’s what innovation’s about. With Plan A, we didn’t wait for the consumers to tell us. “


” I’ve been an employee all my life. Would I wish, if I could rewind it, to have gone down a different route? Possibly, but I’ve had a great time. Anyway I’m not ruling it out, I could still buy a business. “


” My four criteria: I don’t want to work with people I don’t like, I don’t want to work in a business I either don’t like or don’t understand, I don’t want to work for nothing unless I choose to, and I do a fair amount of that already, and I want to have some fun. “


” We live in a world where there are a hell of a lot of new inputs that need to be factored in to your business. It used to be just about your employees and your customers. Now there are all the issues about global warming, about sustainability, about ethics and now about gender and the distribution of wealth. “


” I have always been an advocate and was, in my last job at M&S, a supporter of the Al Gore dictum that a sustainable business can be a profitable business. We were the first sizeable company in the U.K. to prove that was the case. “


” Most employees want to be involved in a successful business and most employees are happy for people running successful businesses to be paid a reasonable wage and a market rate for it, provided they understand the reason. What they hate most of all is pay for failure. “



All 7 Stuart Rose Quotes about Business in picture


I think that business leaders today have to be more rounded than they used to be, they have to be completely multi-functional and fast-moving.
If you wait for customers to tell you that you need to do something, you
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My four criteria: I don
We live in a world where there are a hell of a lot of new inputs that need to be factored in to your business. It used to be just about your employees and your customers. Now there are all the issues about global warming, about sustainability, about ethics and now about gender and the distribution of wealth.
I have always been an advocate and was, in my last job at M&S, a supporter of the Al Gore dictum that a sustainable business can be a profitable business. We were the first sizeable company in the U.K. to prove that was the case.
Most employees want to be involved in a successful business and most employees are happy for people running successful businesses to be paid a reasonable wage and a market rate for it, provided they understand the reason. What they hate most of all is pay for failure.

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