October 27, 2010 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #592792Tzvi HirshMember
What do people really mean when the say “Business is Business”!!!!October 27, 2010 3:00 pm at 3:00 pm #704017Be HappyParticipant
It is often said when friends or family are looking for toivos e.g cheaper goods.October 27, 2010 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #704018SacrilegeMember
They mean dont take it personally.October 27, 2010 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #704019WIYMember
Something that you say which means the purpose of business is to make a profit, and that other things, such as personal feelings, must not be allowed to prevent this business is business, and if your friend can’t produce the work on time, I’ll have to find someone else.October 27, 2010 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #704020vnishmartemmeodMember
Don’t get personal here…?October 27, 2010 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #704021
Its sorta like “ya gotta do whatcha gotta do”
Or in english, whatever it takes to close the deal no matter what tactics you use, or firing your nephew, beacause you can replace him for $5/hr less.
My personal favorite is, knowing your factory overseas employs 12 year olds, working 15 hour days, getting $6 /wk. Business is business.
The bottom line is the only one. (not the way we CR folks do business, but thats the gist of it)October 27, 2010 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #704022aries2756Participant
I hope that most people mean you should separate “friendship” out of the equation when you are transacting business. It is a no win situation.October 27, 2010 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #704023whatrutalkingabtMember
It means come what may they will do whatever they need to (whether moral or not) to make moneyOctober 27, 2010 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #704024oomisParticipant
They essentially mean that whether or not you are friends with the other party, there is no room for sentiment when dealing with business issues. So, i.e., if they bought something from you and haven’t paid you, and in good faith you sold them the item, with the reasonable expectation of being paid immediately, you will treat them the same you way you would treat a stranger in the same business deal. “I don’t WANT to have to take you to Court, but business is business!”October 27, 2010 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #704025YW Moderator-80Member
they mean that behaviors that would be considered wrong or immoral in other venues are acceptable when engaged in, in business.
they mean that our standards of right and wrong are allowed to be abridged when it comes to the practice of business.
thats how i take it
why do you ask?October 27, 2010 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #704026so rightMember
What do people really mean when the say “Business is Business”!!!!
That they want to be your friend still after stabbing you in the back.October 27, 2010 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #704027
Another incarnation of this, now that I think of it, are siblings (or siblings-in-law) that take each other to court to contest wills and estates.
Not pretty, but business is business!October 27, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #704028real-briskerMember
bptotty – Great defenitionOctober 27, 2010 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #704029squeakParticipant
As kermit trhe frog learned, “Peoples is peoples”.October 27, 2010 7:35 pm at 7:35 pm #704030minyan galMember
BPT Dividing a yerushah has divided more families than a feud in the old south. Makes the Hatfields and the McCoys look a childs game.October 27, 2010 9:49 pm at 9:49 pm #704031
Tell me about it. Lucky for me, my parents have already given me and my siblings the only thing of real value they have to give, and they split it equally
(it was the 1st class parenting we got as kids, which IMHO, made us the super-duper-A++ people we are!)
That, and the ranch in Wyoming, but that’s held in trust, so neither of us can run away with that 🙁October 28, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am #704032Tzvi HirshMember
From the context of when “Business is Business” was said, it implied that in business the Torah does not apply. And if it does apply why do people use it?
Also,does the express apply only to non Jews!!!!!!
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