Display Of Power by Daymond John


  • “You don’t get rich off your  day job, you get rich off your homework”
  • “… and if I had to pick one common trait that links most all of them it’s their ability to interact with people. All kinds of people.”
  • “Anything worth doing is worth over-doing”
  • “It doesn’t have to be a big deal to amount to a big deal”
  • “… the importance of building and sustaining positive relations with you core consumers if you hoped to build and sustain any kind of real business.”
  • “You can’t have power without desire.”
  • “I was working with people of every conceivable stripe, form every conceivable station, and I was determined to do a decent job of it. The key was looking past those stripes, and getting along.”
  • “It takes money to make money”
  • “… stalk them like a crazed pregnant woman. Be relentless, he said. Don’t take no for an answer. Never let them breathe until they endorse you in some way.”
  • “But if power itself is a given,  where do we find our edge?… it’s the display of power… the appearance of power–and knowing what to do with it.”
  • “Inside they’ve go the same ability to turn it on and fire it up, but it’s how we turn it on and fire it up that makes all the difference.”
  • “The only goals you never achieve are the ones that you never attempt.”
  • “For me, the word no is an absolute maybe.”
  • “Sacrifice is giving up something of lesser value for something of greater value.”
  • “Approach every deal like you don’t have a clue or a care in the world. Come to every negotiating table uninformed and unprepared. Treat every deal point as an affront. Be prepared to walk over the smallest thing.”
  • “If you feel good about your appearance, there’ll be a certain strut, a certain confidence, a certain self-respect in how you go about your business that carries over into your performance on the field.”
  • “They wear their success, their history, on their sleeves, and they wear it with such pride and honor it can’t help but intimidate…They take themselves seriously, and they stand on the shoulders of the people who used to wear the same uniform… they represent.”
  • “Find good people who would take it on themselves to bust their own.”
  • “Treat your staff like crap, and they will eventually pass it on to your customer.”
  • “We don’t ask our people to do anything we wouldn’t do ourselves, anything we haven’t already done a hundred times over.”
  • “This right here is the biggest piece of advice I can give to a young entrepreneur, to learn your business from the ground up. Doesn’t matter how low that ground is, but get down and dirty and learn that business before you go anywhere.”
  • “…each time someone put on the FUBU name… they were in one way or another advancing the FUBU  brand. You had to make something positive out of a negative(knockoffs).”
  • “Guts and instincts are fine, but there’s a lot to be said for due diligence and common sense.”
  • “There’s no more ‘Make it and they will come’. The consumer drives the product.”
  • “It’s one thing to wave your own flag, but to have someone else put their money, their expertise and their sweat into your dreams, in this dog-eat-dog world… it’s an honor.”
  • “The big picture comes into focus only after the details have been covered.”
  • “Putting yourself out there in the community that you mean to serve. Keep in touch and get your hands dirty.”
  • “The ones who can afford whatever they want, they’re not so quick to tell their friends where they got this or that hot new outfit…But the small-frys, they’ll talk you up. As soon as they have enough money in their pockets, they’ll be back to buy that piece…”
  • “A brand is a mark/image/perception we stamp on a product,concept or ideal, but it doesn’t last forever.”
  • “He was also disciplined, focused and professional. He set goals for himself and he went after them.”



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