Debbie Fields

Debbie Fields


9/18/1956, Oakland, California

Birth Name

Debra Jane Sivyer


Also Known As

Debbi Fields Rose, Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields
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Debbi Fields is the founder and former chairperson of Mrs. Fields Cookies, a $500 million company. At age 20 and without any business experience, Debbi convinced a bank to finance an unproven business concept that appeared to have little likelihood of success. On August 16, 1977, Mrs. Fields…more


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    • Debbie: Everybody said I couldn't do it. I didn't have a job, I didn't have money, I didn't have formal education, I just had a recipe, and a dream.

    • Debbi: When you love something, you are great at it...and I loved eating cookies.

    • Debbie: The biggest failure in life is never trying.

    • Debbie: The biggest failure in life is never trying.

    • Debbie: Good enough never is.

    • Debbie: You have to have passion when you're finding a recipe for a career. If you love what you are doing, you'll never work a day in your life.

    • Debbi: You know, Mrs. Fields was never a business. It was a part of me. It was an extension of me...I was never 9-to-5. And I never separated, oh, well, business from personal because to me they all blended together.

    • Debbi: You do not have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.

    • Debbi: I knew I loved making cookies and every time I did, I made people happy. That was my business plan.

    • Debbi: The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is not to try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

    • Debbi: When you're taking care of the customer, you can never do too much. And there is no wrong way...if it comes from the heart.

    • Debbi: I use nothing but the best ingredients. My cookies are always baked fresh. I price cookies so that you cannot make them at home for any less. And I still give cookies away.

    • Debbi: One good lesson is not to be afraid of failure because failure was kind of obvious in my life.

    • Debbi: You don't do business with an institution. You do business with people.