42 Mind Blowing Bob Burg Quotes

Bob Burg is an author, business person, and speaker. As the author of ‘Endless Referrals’ and ‘The Go-Giver,’ Burg is known for his business topics having sold more than a half million copies of his book. Here is a look at some of the best Bob Burg quotes ever recorded.

“A bad restaurant tries to give just enough food and service, both in quantity and quality, to justify the money it takes from a customer. A good restaurant strives to give the most quantity and quality for the money it takes.”

“A frame is the foundation from which everything evolves.”

“A genuinely sound business principle will apply anywhere in life.”

“A network (is) people who know you, like you, and trust you…They’re people who are personally invested in seeing you succeed…They’re your army of personal walking ambassadors.”

“A very useful thing to remember: appearances can be deceiving. Truth is, they nearly always are.”

“All the great fortunes in the world have been created by men and women who had a greater passion for what they were giving – their product, service or idea – than for what they were getting. And many of those great fortunes have been squandered by others who had a greater passion for what they were getting than what they were giving.”


“All things being equal – people will do business with and refer business to those people they know, like and trust.”

“An important personal benefit follows from discovering and documenting your company’s character: you are forced to reveal your true nature to yourself.”

“As long as you’re trying to be someone else, or putting on some act or behavior someone else taught you, you have no possibility of truly reaching people. The most valuable thing you have to give people is yourself. No matter what you think you’re selling, what you’re really offering is you.”

“Before people can decide whether to contribute their abilities wholeheartedly, they need to understand not just what you stand for, but what you believe the whole enterprise stands for.”

“Change when it’s necessary to protect your principles… but don’t change your principles.”

“Develop a reputation as a person who, rather than talking a good game, actually plays a good game.”

“Does it make money?’ is not a bad question. It’s a great question. It’s just a bad first question.”

“For a leader, getting results is more important than getting credit.”

“Giving is not a strategy. It’s a way of life.”

“Go looking for the best in people, and you’ll be amazed at how much talent, ingenuity, empathy and good will you’ll find.”

“Great influencers attract others.”

“It’s insane to try to give and not receive.”

“It’s what inside that makes you beautiful, not the wrapping.”

“Make calm your default setting.”

“Managers often worry about over-informing. In my experience, that’s impossible. We all tend to underestimate what others can contribute when they understand a situation.”

“Money is an echo of value.”

“Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving.”

“Only by expressing what you honestly believe will you give others in the company the courage to stand up for their own beliefs and ideals.”

“Reaching any goal you set takes 10% specific knowledge or technical skills – 10% max. The other 90%+ is people skills.”

“Receiving is the natural result of giving.”

“Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen. ”

“Successful people do this all the time. Typically, the more successful they are, the more willing they are to share their secrets with others.”

“The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.”

“The nature of a good company – like that of a good person – is that it tries to keep becoming better.”

“The power to waste my time. Only I can to that.”

“There is little value in defining what a company stands for unless its leaders live by similar principles.”

“They are the three universal reasons for working. Survive – to meet you basic living needs. Save – to go beyond your basic needs and expand your life. And Serve – to make a contribution in the world around you.”

“Truly successful individuals create both immediate and long-lasting influence attracting others to them.”

“Trust can’t be bought. It can only be built, bit by bit, by all of us.”

“Ultimate influence is the ability to get the results you want from others while helping them feel genuinely good about themselves.”

“Unless you are able to influence the way others think and act, your chances for success are limited.”

“When you base your relationships – in business or anywhere else in your life – on who owes who what, that’s not being a friend. That’s being a creditor.”

“Whoever said being anxious gets more accomplished?”

“Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.”

“Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interest first.”

“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.”

Bob Burg sites down for this timely interview discussing how to grow your influence and income with Chris Dunn. As a highly sought after speaker, Burg’s advice is perfect for the entrepreneur starting out to invesor and professional networker. Check out this awesome exchange in the following video.

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