A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 20, 2010
“The easiest way to make money is to stop losing it”

Entry in progress—B.P.

8 March 1896, Syracuse (NY) Standard, pg. 7, col. 3:
The easiest way to make money is by saving it.
(Butler & Johnson—ed.)

4 September 1896, Daily Kennebec Journal (kennebec, ME), pg. 5, col. 1 as: 
The easiest way to make money is to save it.

Google Books
Winning with Deception and Bluff
By Sydney Charles Schweitzer
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1979
Pg. 59:
A vanishing breed in today’s managerial community; the type who adorns the walls of his office with such gems of sophistication as “The best way to make money is to stop losing it.”

Google Books
A Geography of Public Relations Trends:
Selected proceedings of the 10th Public Relations World Congress “Between People and Power”, Amsterdam 3-7 June 1985

Edited by E. Denig and Anne van der Meiden
Dordrecht; Boston, MA: M. Nijhoff : Distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers
1985
Pg. 168:
The easiest way to make money is to stop losing it.

Google Books
The Naked Manager:
Games Executives Play

By Robert Heller
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
1986, ©1985
Pg. 341:
The Tenth Truth, however, is that the easiest way of making money is to stop losing it.

Google News Archive
5 September 1990, Sumter (SC) Item, “Andy Capp” comic strip, pg. 8C, col. 1:
“THE EASIEST WAY TO MAKE MONEY IS TO STOP LOSING IT.”
(Spoken by a wife to her husband, who is reading a racing publication—ed.)

Google News Archive
22 November 1994, Bowling Green (KY) Daily News, Ann Landers column, pg. 8A, col. 2:
Gem of the Day: The easiest way to make money is to stop losing it.

Google Books
What Management Is:
How it works and why it’s everyone’s business

By Joan Magretta, Nan Dundes Stone
New York, NY: The Free Press
2002
Pg. 138:
Aware that the fastest way to make money is to stop losing it, Brenneman “sat the scheduling team down and started asking questions.”

Google Books
Looking Tall by Standing Next to Short People: & Other Techniques for Managing a Law Firm
By H. Edward Wesemann
Authorhouse
2007
Pg. 185:
One of the first rules of business states that the easiest way to make money is to stop losing it.

New York (NY) Times
Corner Office
Can You Pass a C.E.O. Test?

Published: March 13, 2009
Corner Office, a new Sunday Business feature, offers highlights from conversations about leadership and management. This interview with Greg Brenneman, chairman of CCMP Capital, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant.
(...)
For example, when Gordon (Bethune) and I took over Continental, the first thing we did was we sat down at his dining room table, and I just had out a notepad and we started drinking wine, and we switched to Scotch, and we just started to endeavor to write down everything that was brain-dead about the airline, everything that was wrong.

And that ultimately, very quickly, within a week or less, got put into a plan called the Go Forward Plan, which was a market plan called Fly to Win, a financial plan called Fund the Future, a product plan called Make Reliability a Reality, and a people plan called Working Together. And it all went on one page, and even underneath each of those items it was all just stuff that was very easy to understand, like: “The fastest way to make money is to stop doing things that lose it.” And so we stopped flying to places that lost money. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Monday, December 20, 2010 • Permalink