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The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart
by Michael Bergdahl

The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart
is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where
you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace.
- Michael Bergdahl

When you compete with Wal-Mart, even if you think you've
found a niche don't ever become complacent.
- Michael Bergdahl

The key to Operations at Wal-Mart is their ability
to maintain the highest standards while at the same
time getting things done with lockstep execution.
- Michael Bergdahl

Sam Walton instilled ownership of the products in the
stores into the collective consciousness of every associate
regardless of what job they did for the company.
- Michael Bergdahl

 

Wal-Mart's success strategies and tactics are easy
to understand yet hard to duplicate.
- Michael Bergdahl

Wal-Mart hires average people but squeezes above average
performance and results out of them.
- Michael Bergdahl

Servant leadership is the foundation and the secret
of Sam Walton's ability to achieve team synergy.
- Michael Bergdahl

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Sam Walton was a master storyteller who used illustrative
stories to reinforce his cultural standards.
- Michael Bergdahl

At Wal-Mart, if you couldn't explain an idea or a concept
in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered
the new idea too complicated to implement.
- Michael Bergdahl

Sam Walton's values are: treat the customer right,
take care of your people, be honest in your dealings,
pass savings along to the customer, keep things simple,
think small, control costs and continuously improve operations.
- Michael Bergdahl

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Prayer is the key of the morning
and the bolt of the evening.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

INDECISION is the key to FLEXIBILITY.
- Anonymous

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To find out what one is fitted to do,
and to secure an opportunity to do it,
is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

Whenever I find the key to success,
someone changes the lock.
- Anonymous

Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso

The key is, to not think of death as an end,
but as more of a very effective way to cut down on your expenses.
- the movie Love and Death

Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work,
since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups,
not from large, structured efforts.
- Tim O'Reilly

Lastly get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it,
you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your
script there's no point to your story.
Story is the key.
- Robert Redford

We all talk to ourselves.
A major key to success exists in what we say to ourselves,
which helps to shape our attitude and mindset.
- Darren L. Johnson

Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
- George Herbert

I have the handicap of being born with a special language
to which I alone have the key.
- Gustave Flaubert

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

The key to your universe is that you can choose.
- Frederick Carl Frieseke

The key is to keep improving.
I'm not there yet.
I know I have to keep trying to improve and keep trying to get faster.
- Tyler Christopher

The key to successful leadership today is influence,
not authority.
- Ken Blanchard

If a country is to be corruption free and become a
nation of beautiful minds,
I strongly feel there are three key societal members
who can make a difference.
They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
- Abdul Kalam

The key is in remaining just aloof enough from a painting
so that you know when to stop.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Having an aim is the key to achieving your best.
- Henry J. Kaiser

People who work on the user interface side need to
have empathy as a key characteristic.
But if you are writing device drivers you don't really
need to understand humans so well.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I don't look at a knife the way I used to.
I'm more aware of what it is.
I think twice.
This is a key finger.
It's in every chord.
- Neil Young

It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events,
because they move so quickly and unpredictably,
as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan.
- Richard Curtis

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

The key to education is the experience of beauty.
- Friedrich Schiller

Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution.
- Mary Daly

A key factor is to do training that is fun.
- Bill Toomey

Do what you haven't done is the key,
I think.
- Ridley Scott

Suprisingly, one of the most complex pieces of code
is the code to determine where a note is in the staff.
Finale stores notes as relative scale positions in the current key.
- Robert Patterson

That's the key to success, isn't it? It has to be fun.
- Monica Seles

I knew nothing about film at all.
I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things.
In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three
key interviews and that would be it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

I think he came to the front door and rang the bell,
and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key;
so I think she must have been down stairs.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
- Eminem

I can't play my songs on the smaller harp.
I have a Celtic harp.
I can't do the key changes.
- Joanna Newsom

Every city across the country that has successfully
renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education
system as its fundamental key to success.
- Alan Autry

The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are.
Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be -
and when they're not,
we cry.
- David Duchovny


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