A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. Richard Branson
Advice to big business Don’t buy the patent; hire the guy who got it.
An eye on the vision is more important than an I on the vision.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Don’t try to follow trends. Create them.
Entrepreneur, noun, someone who takes calculated risks to add value to wider society with the hope of making money and building wealth.
Entrepreneurs see what others can’t, do what others won’t, and accomplish what others dream.
Ideas are meaningless without a masterful execution.
If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!
If you think your boss is stupid, remember you wouldn’t have a job if he was any smarter.
In business, sir, one has no friends, only correspondents.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Life’s too short to build something nobody wants.
Never fear starting. Fear never starting.
No secrecy, no business.
Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
To be outstanding get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
To become successful, one must put themselves in the paths of giants!
When you walk in silence your excellence will always speak for you.
Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.
A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about. 1. What its product is, 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.
A team aligned behind a vision will move mountain.
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count.
Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.
Hire character. Train skill. Peter Schutz
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Successful enterprises are usually led by a proven chief executive who is a competent benevolent dictator.
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know.
Do what you love and love what you do, with excellence.
I enjoy self-publishing & sending publishers rejection letters. They’re like, ‘Who is this guy And I’m like, ‘the end of your industry.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
It’s not about the content we are creating but how much content our customers are creating for us.
Most startups eventually pivot to adjust to what the market is telling them.
Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important.
Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
It is unfortunate we can’t buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth.
It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.
Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.
To the user, the interface is the product.
Turn a perceived risk into an asset.
Work as if you own the company and soon you just might.
As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried.
Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.
Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
Entrepreneurs adopt the ways of the adept and adapt to a changing environment. Actually, entrepreneurs are more entrepreneurs, because they are forever entering into new territory.
I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.
It’s very easy to be different, but very difficult to be better.
Markets come and go. Good business don’t.
Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.
The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.
There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
The more successful you are, the more you need to learn and grow. Your commitment to learning has to be continuous and unrelenting.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.Peter Drucker
Solve a real problem. You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real problem.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative. David Ogilvy
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.
A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on your roadmap and don’t compromise – care about the details, the fit and finish.
The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.
Startups don’t win by attacking. They win by transcending. There are exceptions of course, but usually the way to win is to race ahead, not to stop and fight.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Nothing works better than just improving your product.
Make something people want includes making a company that people want to work for.
If you believe in something, work nights and weekends. It won’t feel like work.
Focus on the long term, and always do what’s right to grow the company and not make short-term decisions. And outlast everyone one.
Every problem has a solution. You just have to be creative enough to find it.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.
Great companies are built on great products.
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.
Any time is a good time to start a company.
There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.
Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.