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26 Meaningful Quotes By Jerry Greenfield For Sundae Lovers

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Ben & Jerry's

Jerry Greenfield is a famous American philanthropist and businessman. He is one of the founding fathers of ‘Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings, Inc. He spent his childhood on Long Island in New York City. He graduated in 1973 from Oberlin College where he followed a pre-med curriculum. For two successive years he applied in medical school but could not get through it. It was in 1978 that he along with his friend opened the ice cream scoop shop and then there was no looking back after that. Ever since the firm has opened approximately 200 franchises and the reported earnings annually of the firm amount at around $235 million. We have made a treasury of popular quotes and sayings by Jerry Greenfield that will give you a glimpse of his successful business mind. Take a look at the meaning, inspiring and famous quotes and thoughts by Jerry Greenfield on caring, environmental, quality, business, money, problem, think, profit, loss, values, cost, success, disappointed, happen, life, big, high, innovation, company, political, speak, mind etc.

One of the great things about Ben & Jerry's for me is that not only is it delicious, but I get it for free.

- Jerry Greenfield

I eat many different ice creams. I'm not an ice cream snob, although I do think Ben & Jerry's is the best. But I'm happy to eat anybody's ice cream, really. As long as it's good.

- Jerry Greenfield

I like that Ben & Jerry's is willing to speak out about social and political issues that aren't always safe - but are the right thing to do.

- Jerry Greenfield

Look at your business and the activities that you undertake. Then, start to think about not just your economic concerns, but about social and environmental impacts that businesses have.

- Jerry Greenfield

If you happen to believe what Ben & Jerry's is supporting and involved in, then you should support the company. If you don't believe in what we are supporting, don't support it.

- Jerry Greenfield

It's pretty rare to have CEOs or high level executives at big companies who are social activists. They tend not to be drawn to those areas of life.

- Jerry Greenfield

Startups are often very undercapitalised, but I found that to be very beneficial because it forces you not to throw money at problems. Instead, you learn all the nuts and bolts of what you're doing and become an expert.

- Jerry Greenfield

One out of every 100 families in Vermont was a part owner of Ben and Jerry's.

- Jerry Greenfield

If you open up the mind, the opportunity to address both profits and social conditions are limitless. It's a process of innovation.

- Jerry Greenfield

I guess I harboured hopes that things would happen more quickly, but I'm not disappointed.

- Jerry Greenfield

We measured our success not just by how much money we made, but by how much we contributed to the community. It was a two-part bottom line.

- Jerry Greenfield

Business can be a source of progressive change.

- Jerry Greenfield

Ben & Jerry's is an indulgent dessert that should be eaten in moderation. You should not be replacing more than one meal a day with ice cream. We do not consider a pint or a tub of ice cream to be a single serving.

- Jerry Greenfield

If your support the community, they will support you.

- Jerry Greenfield

When you are led by values, it doesn't cost your business, it helps your business.

- Jerry Greenfield

Now, when we face a problem like global warming, and you understand that the biggest impacts on global warming come from business and industry, I think business needs to take a leading role.

- Jerry Greenfield

Businesses typically look at issues like price, quality, time of delivery. They don't often think about social and environmental impact because they're focused on their financial bottom line.

- Jerry Greenfield

Recycling, packaging, businesses are changing all of those things because that's what consumers want.

- Jerry Greenfield

It's good to stand for something, to believe in something and base your business on values.

- Jerry Greenfield

Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it's more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it's a very powerful combination.

- Jerry Greenfield

So much business is based on the belief that we should do whatever we can within legal limits to make as much money as we can. Ben & Jerry's was based on values, and we try to operate a business that not just sells ice cream but partners with all our stakeholders - whether that's suppliers or customers - to bring about a more sustainable world.

- Jerry Greenfield

Ben & Jerry's evolved into what it is doing and is trying to transition its supply chain, but this is essentially retrofitting. In the social enterprise movement, we see companies whose essence, the products they make, the reason they exist from day one, is because these people see something out in the world that they cannot accept.

- Jerry Greenfield

Businesses can lead with their values and make money, too. You don't have to simply be purely profit-driven. You can integrate social and environmental concerns into a business, be a caring business, be a generous business and still do very well financially.

- Jerry Greenfield

Don't just do something because it's a trendy idea and will make you a lot of money. The reason I say that is because any kind of venture involves going through difficult times. If you're doing something you are passionate about and really believe in, then that will carry you through.

- Jerry Greenfield

The reality is that most companies are not about any values at all - they are about making money. It is extremely rare for a business to stand for anything because most businesses don't want to alienate potential customers, and if you believe in anything you are going to alienate someone.

- Jerry Greenfield

You know, I get frustrated with our country's administration, which is really the people who are not acknowledging global warming. I mean, it's accepted by scientists around the world, scientists in our country and it's accepted by every country around the world with the exception of the United States.

- Jerry Greenfield