Alan Sugar Quotes

Alan Michael Sugar, Baron Sugar, Kt (born 24 March 1947) is an English business magnate, media personality, politician and political adviser. According to the Sunday Times Rich List, Sugar joined the “billionaire’s club" in 2015 and in 2016 they estimated his fortune at £1.15bn, and ranked him as the 95th richest person in the UK. In 2007, he sold his remaining interest in the consumer electronics company Amstrad, his largest and best-known business venture

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Alan Sugar


I have no patience at all.

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I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that's it, done. That's the way I prefer to do business but it's not always possible these days, sadly.

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If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.

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Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.

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The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can't learn it, you can't buy it, you can't put it in a bottle. It's just there and it comes out.

Alan Sugar


There is a lot of luck in football. Following England is like following Wycombe Wanders or Leyton Orient. You hope for the best and hope you are lucky.

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Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It's a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, 'Get a job, son.'

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My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager's decisions or the performance of his team.

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I get angry when people bring derisory actions against me.

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I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.

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Effective leadership is about earning respect, and it's also about personality and charisma

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I am tired of hustling.

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I don't like paying 50 per cent of tax.

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It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you're wearing.

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Look, I'm a member of the House of Lords and I'm the first to admit that I don't understand how one gets new laws through.

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