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  • "According to research in America, the hairless male head now represents potency and decisiveness. Something called “the power buzz” is all the rage among shaven-headed business leaders, says the Wall Street Journal. One CEO said it made him appear more dynamic, another that it deflected questions about his age. A third revealed that shaving off his hair was “a highly leveraged marketing choice.”"
    Terence Blacker (1948–), British author and journalist
    Source: Independent (London) (October 7, 2012)
  • "Corporate identities must not be shortlived."
    Clive Chajet (1937–), US management consultant
    Source: “Why Corporate Identity Can't Be Designed,” The Manager (David Uren, 2000)
  • "We don't know how to sell products based on performance. Everything we sell, we sell based on image."
    Roberto Goizueta (19311997), US CEO of Coca-Cola
    Source: Wall Street Journal (February 1997)
  • "Beyond a certain point, personal media such as telephones, computers, and planners aren't just functional objects anymore, they're fashion accessories."
    Michael Schrage, US commentator on innovation
    Source: Quoted in Liberation Management (Tom Peters, 1992)
  • "Deep down, I'm pretty superficial."
    Ava Gardner (19221990), US actress
    Source: Quoted in Ava (Roland Flamini, 1983), ch. 8
  • "Clothes are our weapons, our challenges, and our visible insult."
    Angela Carter (19401992), British novelist, short-story writer, and essayist
    Source: Nothing Sacred (1982)
  • "It depends entirely upon the image of you that people have in their minds whether you will climb the ladder slowly, painfully, or with a rapidity that will surprise—and appal—your friends."
    Gerald Sparrow (19031988), British business executive and writer
    Source: How to Become a Millionaire (1960), ch. 2
  • "Keep up appearances; there lies the test. The world will give thee credit for the rest."
    Charles Churchill (17311764), British curate and satirist
    Source: Night (1761)
  • "To be successful, keep looking tanned, live in an elegant building (even if you're in the cellar), be seen in smart restaurants (even if you only nurse one drink) and if you borrow, borrow big."
    Aristotle Onassis (19061975), Greek shipowner and financier
    Source: Attributed

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