Best James Sinegal Quotes 2024

James Sinegal was a prominent American businessman and co-founder of the supermarket chain Costco Wholesale Corporation. Born January 1, 1936, he played a key role in the founding of Costco in 1983, serving as CEO and later as a director. Below in this article we are sharing best James Sinegal quotes that will motivate you to achieve success in business. We believe these motivational quotes will inspire and motivate you to stay motivated and achieve great success in year 2024.

Best James Sinegal Quotes 2024

“In the final analysis, you get what you pay for.” James Sinegal

“If you’ve got to work for the rest of your life, you’d better do something you’ll enjoy.” James Sinegal

“You take an educated gamble. If you don’t occasionally make a mistake, you’re not doing your job.” James Sinegal

“Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity.” James Sinegal

“It doesn’t do Costco any good if nobody can afford to buy anything.” James Sinegal

“Paying your employees well is not only the right thing to do but it makes for good business.” James Sinegal

“It’s like heroin: You do a little and you want a little bit more. Raising prices is the easy way.” James Sinegal

“If we take care of the business and keep our eye on the goal line, the stock price will take care of itself.” James Sinegal

“You have to worry about where the business is headed long-term.” James Sinegal

“Our attitude is that if you hire good people and pay them a fair wage, then good things will happen for the company.” James Sinegal


“I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is a small portion of the motivation.” James Sinegal

“You just can’t get too focused on worrying about what’s going to happen in the next quarter. You have to worry about where the business is headed long-term.” James Sinegal

“When employees are happy, they are your very best ambassadors.” James Sinegal

“We’ve always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco.” James Sinegal

“Technology helps us become more efficient and productive but our business still has a lot of art as opposed to strictly science.” James Sinegal


“When you hire good people, and you provide good jobs and good wages and a career, good things are going to happen.” James Sinegal

“You destroy the initiative of the working people if they don’t feel they have a fighting chance to be a part of the American Dream.” James Sinegal

“I think the biggest single thing that causes difficulty in the business world is the short-term view. We become obsessed with it. But it forces bad decisions.” James Sinegal

“You don’t have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that.” James Sinegal

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