22 Ideas of Harvey Firestone, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road”

Harvey Firestone (1868-1938) was a successful American Business man who was the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. He was a pioneer in the mass production of tires for the automobile industry.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road – Thoughts on Business & Life

  1. One changes with prosperity.
  2. Success is the sum of detail.
  3. Not having enough money is always complicated!
  4. We get out of life exactly what we put into it.
  5. Why many men fail is because they have no goal.
  6. Thought, not money, is the real business capital.
  7. Educating the public to new ways is a difficult task.
  8. Power has to be transmitted before a wheel will turn.
  9. I think the best way to settle trouble is face to face.
  10. Good credit is one of the most vital assets of business.
  11. To be successful in business a man must be a profit-maker.
  12. Advertising copy was never intended to serve as literature.
  13. It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.
  14. It requires work, hard work, in any endeavor, to achieve success.
  15. You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
  16. As I employed men, I found an absorbing interest in their development…
  17. Almost every man tries to dodge thought or to find a substitute for it.
  18. It is one thing to have a sound idea, and still another to pull it over.
  19. That is the trouble with prosperity – it hides the defects of a business.
  20. To me selling is merely a matter of impressing people with certain facts.
  21. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
  22. The only danger in mapping the future lies in making the plans inflexible.
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