A company is only as good as the people it keeps. Mary Kay Ash
If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail. Jeff Bezos
I’m a freestyle creative entrepreneur. Not a businessman. I like to create ventures in which creativity stands at the centre. Lapo Elkann
Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon. David Ogilvy
Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.
Success in business requires training, discipline and hard work.
Success is dependent on effort. Sophocles
We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. Arianna Huffington
You can’t operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
It’s not about how to get started; it’s about how to get noticed.
It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time. Mark Cuban
You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.
When you are young, work to learn, not to earn.
We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.
To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. Aristotle Onassis
Markets change, tastes change, so the companies and the individuals who choose to compete in those markets must change.
If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. Pierre Omidyar
If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business. Ray Kroc
If you are truly innovating, you don’t have a prototype you can refer to. Jony Ive
I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. Jack Welch
Don’t be afraid of new arenas. Elon Musk
Business opportunities are like buses there’s always another one coming. Richard Branson
Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships. Ross Perot
Business has only two functions marketing and innovation.
A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first. Daymond John
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace. Mike Ditka
Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast. Tom Peters
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
The life purpose of the true social entrepreneur is to change the world.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell
There is no success without hardship.
This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.
Professionalism is a frame of mind, not a paycheck.
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood. Sean Parker
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.
Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.
If you don’t have trust inside your company, then you can’t transfer it to your customers.
If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.
Impatience never commanded success.
In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.
Launching a start-up, you need to get a lot done quickly. Every day is different. Everyone pitches in with everything.
More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
Everyone is your best friend when you are successful. Make sure that the people that you surround yourself with are also the people that you are not afraid of failing with.
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.
Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.
I have had some great successes and great failures. I think every entrepreneur has. I try to learn from all of them.Kevin O’Leary
I think if you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to dream big and then dream bigger.Howard Schultz
I’d rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
9 out of 10 businesses fail; so I came up with a foolproof plan, create ten businesses.
A consultant is someone who saves his client almost enough to pay his fee.
An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.
An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.
Being an entrepreneur is my dream job, as it tests ones tenacity. Gautam Adani
Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk.
Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.
Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed there’s so little competition.
‘Entrepreneur ‘just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path.
For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small.
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.
A man of business may talk of philosophy; a man who has none may practise it.
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.
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.
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.