David Robertson quotes

  • The boss isn't always right, but he is the boss.
    -- David Robertson

    #Boss

  • Statistics prove that teenage Internet gambling is the fastest growing addiction of the day,akin to drug and alcohol abuse in the 1930s, ...It's pernicious, it's evil, it's certainly one that feeds on those who are the weakest members of society and...that's the young and the poor.
    -- David Robertson

    #Teenage #Gambling #Addiction

  • It's a chicken-and-egg thing. You could send cards to everyone in San Francisco, but if the merchants don't have the terminals, what's the point? What you need is a cooperative effort with merchants in a metropolitan area to create a tipping point where you can justify advertising and merchants are willing to attempt this new payment system.
    -- David Robertson

    #Eggs #San Francisco #Effort

  • Consumers could be in for an even sweeter deal, either getting discounts from retailers for using the PIN debit cards or being rewarded by card network by winning money back for using the signature debit cards.
    -- David Robertson

    #Winning #Signatures #Cards

  • There is always a harmonious solution... If you stand back and give yourself time to find it.
    -- David Robertson

    #Giving #Harmonious #Solutions

  • When I want to talk to someone from Golden Boy, I make sure Richard calls me. Bosses talk to bosses.

  • I'm my own boss and my boss is a total ass.

  • Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.

  • Anyone who wants to be a leader must be the servant, not the boss, of those he wants to serve.

  • If we accept the rule of those who think they are the bosses and lords of Mexico, nothing will change for the people on the bottom.

  • My best experience as a writer was working with Michael Ondaatje. He let me dismantle his novel, reimagine it, and still had dinner with me and gave me good notes. But the best thing about writing has been the writer's life, the sense of being expressed, the ownership of the day, the entirely specious sense of freedom we have, however slave we are to some boss or other. I wouldn't trade it for any other life.

  • A decent human being is ashamed at being somebody's boss!

  • When I was with the Labor Party, I'd get into trouble because the party bosses determined that some of what I wrote, or proposed to write about, wasn't conducive to their policies or to electoral success.

  • I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn't want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn't want a boss.

  • I was a hot-dog stand lady, I was an orphan housemother, I was a waitress 3 or 4 times. All of those jobs did not have good bosses. They basically told you what to do, when to do and when to hop. And I just didn't like that very much.

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