John Brooks

John
Brooks
1920
1993

American Writer, Author of bestselling book "Business Adventures", Contributor to New Yorker Magazine

Author Quotes

There is no possible protection from technology except by technology, he wrote. When you create a new environment with one phase of technology,

In Big Business, Lilienthal argues that not only the productive and distributive superiority of the United States but also its national security depends on industrial bigness; that we now have adequate public safeguards against abuses of big business, or know well enough how to fashion them as required; that big business does not tend to destroy small business, as is often supposed, but, rather, tends to promote it; and, finally, that a big-business society does not suppress individualism, as most intellectuals believe, but actually tends to encourage it by reducing poverty, disease, and physical insecurity and increasing the opportunities for leisure and travel.

One rather odd use of xerography insures that brides get the wedding presents they want. The prospective bride submits her list of preferred presents to a department store; the store sends the list to its bridal-registry counter, which is equipped with a Xerox copier; each friend of the bride, having been tactfully briefed in advance, comes to this counter and is issued a copy of the list, whereupon he does his shopping and then returns the copy with the purchased items checked off, so that the master list may be revised and thus ready for the next donor.

They were very clever in inventing reasons for a sudden rise or fall in stock prices.

In industry, you take a bump now and then, but you bounce back as long as you don?t get defeated inside.

Paradoxical as it may seem, the evolution of our income tax has been from a low-rate tax relying for revenue on the high income group to a high-rate tax relying on the middle and lower-middle income groups.

This preoccupation with the difficulty of getting a thought out of one head and into another is something the industrialists share with a substantial number of intellectuals and creative writers, more and more of whom seem inclined to regard communication, or the lack of it, as one of the greatest problems not just of industry but of humanity.

Author Picture
First Name
John
Last Name
Brooks
Birth Date
1920
Death Date
1993
Bio

American Writer, Author of bestselling book "Business Adventures", Contributor to New Yorker Magazine