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500 Best Image Quotes of All Time

    No matter how passionate, dedicated, and hard-working you are as a new entrepreneur, the road to success is littered with pitfalls and setbacks. Product launches gone awry. Investors not coming through. And now, of course, the corona pandemic.

    In such times, when motivation falters and conviction is shaken, get back into focus by listening to the wisdom of others who have faced the same challenges. And persevered.

    One of the best ways to find fresh inspiration, gather new strength and adjust your perspective is by looking at quotes. The purposeful words of successful entrepreneurs past and present are full of valuable advice and wisdom.

    Struggling with financial setbacks? Robert Schuller’s words may help you reorient yourself towards the future:

    “Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

    Having trouble assembling a coherent team? Kevin Rose knows how to unite them: “A team aligned behind a vision will move mountains.”

    Facing an absolutely overwhelming business situation? Anthony Robbins can change your perspective:

    “Every problem is a gift. Without problems, we would not grow.”

    Reading the biographies and business credos of successful entrepreneurs can definitely give you deeper insights. But their knowledge, competence, and conviction are distilled in their most famous quotations. And these are absolutely unbeatable in terms of quick motivation boosters.

    So whether you are looking for a new personal mantra, something to set as your desktop background as a perpetual source of inspiration, or just a grain of wisdom to pull yourself out of a slump, here are the 500 best quotes of all time.

    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 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. Sidney Sheldon

    Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know. Alejandro Cremades

    Business opportunities are like buses there’s always another one coming.Richard Branson

    Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. Robert H. Schuller

    Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed. Robert H. Schuller

    Build your business success around something that you love – something that is inherently and endlessly interesting to you.Martha Stewart

    Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.Dee Hock

    Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration. Andrew Carnegie

    “Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best. Stefan Persson

    9 out of 10 businesses fail_ so I came up with a foolproof plan, create ten businesses.

    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. – Kevin Rose.

    Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures. Tom Peters

    As an entrepreneur, I try to push the limits. Pedal to the metal. Travis Kalanick

    Being an entrepreneur is my dream job, as it tests ones tenacity.Gautam Adani

    Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs. Henry Ford

    Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count. Zig Ziglar

    Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.

    ‘Entrepreneur ‘just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path. Pharrell Williams

    Every problem is a gift. Without problems we would not grow. Anthony Robbins

    For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small. Carmen Busquets

    Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market. – Jason Calacanis

    Hire character. Train skill. Peter Schutz

    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’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. Steve Jobs

    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. T. Harv Eker

    It’s not about the content we are creating but how much content our customers are creating for us. roger james hamilton

    Markets come and go. Good businesses don’t. Fred Wilson

    Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded. – Paul Graham

    There is no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination, and more drive. Sophie Kinsella

    Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. Biz Stone

    To be outstanding – get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Alrik Koudenburg

    You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die. Jack Ma

    In the startup world, ‘not working’ is normal.Paul Graham

    It’s better to make a few people really happy than to make a lot of people semi-happy. Paul Graham

    It’s easier to stand on the sidelines, criticize, and say why you shouldn’t do something. The sidelines are crowded. Get in the game. Robert Kiyosaki

    It’s pretty clear that [customers] know what their budgets are now, and what they want to. Ben Horowitz

    The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers. John Egan

    The more successful you are, the more you need to learn and grow. Your commitment to learning has to be continuous and unrelenting. John Donahoe

    The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. Steve Jobs

    When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk

    Work for someone who believes in you, because when they believe in you, they’ll invest in you. Marissa Mayer

    You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. Marissa Mayer

    Your business has to work when it’s small in order to survive to the point where it gets big. Seth Godin

    Your employees know each other better than they know you. Ben Horowitz

    When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.

    Write your principles in pen and your business model in pencil. Josh Kopelman

    You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca

    You know your business model is broken when you’re suing your customers. Paul Graham

    The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works. Jeff Bezos

    The big value of the founder running the company is really two things_ the knowledge and the commitment. Ben Horowitz

    The courage of leadership is giving others the chance to succeed even though you bear the responsibility for getting things done. – Simon Sinek.

    The key is to set realistic customer expectations, and then to not just meet them but to exceed them—preferably in unexpected and helpful ways. Richard Branson

    We’ve had three big ideas at Amazon that we’ve stuck with for 18 years, and they’re the reason we’re successful_ Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient. Jeff Bezos

    Often any decision, even the wrong decision, is better than no decision. Ben Horowitz

    Startups are rapidly changing systems. If you use an annual review cycle, you aren’t getting feedback at the same pace that you need to adapt and change the business. Fred Wilson

    Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

    The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything. Lee Iacocca

    If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion. Elon Musk

    In 1998, Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos became an early investor in Google. He invested US$250,000, which was worth about US$2.2 billion today.

    Make your marketing so useful people would pay you for it.Jay Baer

    Marketing is a contest for people’s attention. Seth Godin

    Building product is not about having a large team to manage. It is about having a small team with the right people on it. Fred Wilson

    Everyone can tell you the risk. An entrepreneur can see the reward. Robert Kiyosaki

    For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete. Paul Graham

    I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.

    I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.

    I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours.

    If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing.

    If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new. Jeff Bezos

    If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. John D. Rockefeller

    Long-term goals are dangerous. They limit you. They hinder you from reacting to new conditions. Ben Casnocha

    Never go into business purely to make money. If that’s the motive you’re better. Richard Branson

    Social Media is about the people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you. – Matt Goulart

    Successful people don’t fear failure but understand that it’s necessary to learn and grow from. Robert Kiyosaki

    Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly. Aldus Manutius

    The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you are the pilot. Michael Altshuler

    The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing. Seth Godin

    “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

    A great business success was probably never attained by chasing the dollar, but is due to pride in one’s work – the pride that makes business an art. Henry L. Doherty

    Artists work best alone. Work alone.Steve Wozniak

    Be daring. Be first. Be different. Anita Roddick

    Don’t think what’s the cheapest way to do it or the fastest way to do it, think ‘what’s the most amazing way to do it. Richard Branson

    Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create. David Karp

    Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. – Chris Dixon.

    Good behavior is everybody’s business, and good taste can be everyone’s goal. Millicent Fenwick

    If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. Jack Welch

    If you get tired learn to rest, not to quit. Banksy

    If hard work is your weapon, success will be your slave.

    Success comes in cans not in can’ts.

    Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you INSPIRE others to do.

    Successful people are not gifted_ they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. G.K. Nelson

    Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent. Bill Gates

    We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent. Jeff Bezos

    We try to solve very complicated problems without letting people know how complicated the problem was. Jonathan Ive

    When you receive criticism from well-meaning people, it pays to ask, ‘Are they right’ And if they are, you need to adapt what they’re doing. If they’re not right, if you really have conviction that they’re not right, you need to have that long-term willingness to be misunderstood. It’s a key part of invention. Jeff Bezos

    You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential. Jonathan Ive

    You should pursue your passion. If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. Pierre Omidyar

    Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace. Bill Gates

    Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs

    It’s important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country. Carlos Slim

    Life can be much broader. You can embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it. Steve Jobs

    Look for 3 things in a person. Intelligence, Energy, & Integrity. If they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two. Warren Buffett

    Only fools use their mouth to speak. A smart man uses his brain, and a wise man uses his heart. Jack Ma

    Small groups of people can have a really huge impact. Larry Page

    Success is never owned, it is rented, and the rent is due every day. Rory Vaden

    Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure. Larry Ellison

    Great companies with the way they work, first start with great leaders. Steve Ballmer

    If you do everything that everyone else does in business, you’re going to lose. The only way to really be ahead, is to ‘be different’. Larry Ellison

    I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution. Steve Ballmer

    Anything you can imagine probably is doable, you just have to imagine it and work on it. Larry Page

     

    A good job isn’t something you go out and find, it’s something you discover while you’re working.

    Build a platform – prepare for the unexpected…you’ ll know you’re successful when the platform you’ve built serves you in unexpected ways. Pierre Omidyar

    Improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.That is a big lesson.Indra Nooyi

    Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle. Wendy Tan White

    The secret to successful hiring is this; look for the people who want to change the world. Marc Benioff

    You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do. Michael Phelps

    Nothing works better than just improving your product. Joel Spolsky

    Remember; It’s not innovation until it gets built. Garry Tan

    Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems. Sergey Brin

    I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress. Mark Zuckerberg

    If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow. Steve Jobs

    A lot of times people don’t know what they want until you show it to them. Steve Jobs

    All entrepreneurs make decisions. Some will go right, and some will not go that right. Sunil Mittal

    Be simple and reliable. Jan Koum

    Business dispatched is business well done, but business hurried is business ill done. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

    Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Gail Devers

    The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. Vince Lombardi

    You’re only as good as the people you hire.Ray Kroc

    The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake. You can’t learn anything from being perfect. Adam Osborne

    Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive. Ratan Tata

    With the right people anything is possible. Richard Branson

    Surviving a failure gives you more self-confidence. Failures are great learning tools.. but they must be kept to a minimum. Jeffrey R. Immelt

    The customer’s perception is your reality.Kate Zabriskie

    One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions_ your passions choose you. Jeff Bezos

    If people believe they share values with a company, they will stay loyal to the brand. Howard Schultz

    If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth.Jeff Bezos

    In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities_ integrity, intelligence and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. Warren Buffett

    In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words_ people, product, and profits. Lee Iacocca

    Make a customer, not a sale. Katherine Barchetti

    Charge less, but charge. Otherwise, you will not be taken seriously, and you do your fellow artists no favours if you undercut the market. Elizabeth Aston

    Doing a common thing uncommon brings SUCCESS. Henry John Heinz

    Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice. Peter Drucker

    Every risk is worth taking as long as it’s for a good cause, and contributes to a good life. Richard Branson

    Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great. Fernando Flores

    I am deaf to the word ‘no’. Dhirubhai Ambani

    Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. – Arnold H. Glasow

    The jewelry business is a very, very tough business – tougher than the computer business. You truly have to understand how to take care of your customers. Guy Kawasaki

    The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient. – Warren Buffet

    To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like. Mike Gafka

    Always deliver more than expected. Larry Page

    Success doesn’t lie in the results but in the effort. Being the best is not so important. Doing your best is all that matters.

    Success comes from delegating, risk-taking and having a good TEAM! – Richard Branson

    Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much. Tony Robbins

    Success is not just what you accomplish in your life, it is about what you inspire others to do.

    Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe. Sumner Redstone

    Entrepreneurs are hungry for success not money.

    Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40. Lori Greiner

    If something is important enough you should try, even if the probable outcome is failure.

    Never get too hung up on mistakes. – Warren Buffett

    Never invest in a business you can’t understand – Warren Buffett

    Old habits will never ever open new doors for you.

    any-business-plan-wont-survive-its-first-encounter-with-reality-the-reality-will-always-be-different-it-will-never-be-the-plan-jeff-bezos

    Any business plan won’t survive its first encounter with reality. The reality will always be different. It will never be the plan. Jeff Bezos

    creativity-is-people-who-care-enough-to-keep-thinking-about-something-until-they-find-the-simplest-way-to-do-it-tim-cook

    Creativity is people who care enough to keep thinking about something until they find the simplest way to do it. Tim Cook

    discipline-gives-you-the-freedom-to-be-creative-denise-morrison

    Discipline gives you the freedom to be creative. Denise Morrison

    do-not-be-embarrassed-by-your-failures-learn-from-them-and-start-again-richard-branson

    Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson

    everyone-talks-about-building-a-relationship-with-your-customer-i-think-you-build-one-with-your-employees-first-angela-ahrendts

    Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first. Angela Ahrendts

    failure-is-an-option-here-if-things-are-not-failing-you-are-not-innovating-enough-elon-musk

    Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. Elon Musk

    if-you-just-work-on-stuff-that-you-like-and-youre-passionate-about-you-dont-have-to-have-a-master-plan-with-how-things-will-play-out-mark-zuckerberg

    If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out. Mark Zuckerberg

    im-in-no-hurry-to-get-anywhere-i-dont-have-any-plans-i-dont-have-a-map-if-you-did-in-this-business-youd-destroy-yourself-colin-farrell

    I’m in no hurry to get anywhere. I don’t have any plans. I don’t have a map. If you did in this business, you’d destroy yourself. Colin Farrell

    it-doesnt-make-sense-to-hire-smart-people-and-tell-them-what-to-do_-we-hire-smart-people-so-they-can-tell-us-what-to-do-steve-jobs

    It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do_ we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. Steve Jobs

    it-takes-20-years-to-build-a-reputation-and-five-minutes-to-ruin-it-if-you-think-about-that-youll-do-things-differently-warren-buffett

    It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. Warren Buffett

    lots-of-companies-dont-succeed-over-time-what-do-they-fundamentally-do-wrong-they-usually-miss-the-future-larry-page

    Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong, They usually miss the future. Larry Page

    lots-of-people-will-give-you-advice-and-depending-upon-how-well-they-know-you-the-advice-might-be-valid-or-not-so-valid-abigail-johnson

    Lots of people will give you advice… and depending upon how well they know you, the advice might be valid or not so valid. Abigail Johnson

    management-is-about-persuading-people-to-do-things-they-do-not-want-to-do-while-leadership-is-about-inspiring-people-to-do-things-they-never-thought-they-could-steve-jobs

    Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could. Steve Jobs

    most-people-think-companies-are-basically-evil-they-get-a-bad-rap-and-i-think-thats-somewhat-correct-larry-page

    Most people think companies are basically evil. They get a bad rap. And I think that’s somewhat correct. Larry Page

    peoples-interest-is-in-the-product-not-in-its-authorship-jonathan-ive

    People’s interest is in the product, not in its authorship. Jonathan Ive

    profitability-is-coming-from-productivity-efficiency-management-austerity-and-the-way-to-manage-the-business-carlos-slim

    Profitability is coming from productivity, efficiency, management, austerity, and the way to manage the business. Carlos Slim

    success-is-very-much-the-intersection-of-luck-and-hard-work-dustin-moskovitz

    Success is very much the intersection of luck and hard work. Dustin Moskovitz

    the-first-rule-is-not-to-lose-the-second-rule-is-not-to-forget-the-first-rule-warren-buffett

    The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. Warren Buffett

    the-greatest-lesson-that-i-learned-in-all-of-this-is-that-you-have-to-start-start-now-start-here-and-start-small-keep-it-simple-jack-dorsey

    The greatest lesson that I learned in all of this is that you have to start. Start now, start here, and start small. Keep it Simple. Jack Dorsey

    the-only-reason-you-should-be-an-entrepreneur-is-because-thats-the-only-way-the-idea-will-come-into-the-world-dustin-moskovitz

    The only reason you should be an entrepreneur is because that’s the only way the idea will come into the world. Dustin Moskovitz

    we-run-the-company-by-questions-not-by-answers-eric-schmidt

    We run the company by questions, not by answers. Eric Schmidt

    when-youre-building-a-business-or-joining-a-company-you-have-to-be-transparent_-you-cant-have-two-sets-of-information-for-two-sets-of-people-howard-schultz

    When you’re building a business or joining a company, you have to be transparent; you can’t have two sets of information for two sets of people. Howard Schultz

    you-have-got-to-be-willing-to-be-poor-as-an-entrepreneur-sean-parker

    You have got to be willing to be poor as an entrepreneur. Sean Parker

    you-want-people-using-your-product-because-its-a-part-of-your-life-then-they-cant-stop-using-it-sean-parker

    You want people using your product because it’s a part of your life, then they can’t stop using it. Sean Parker

    a-company-will-get-nowhere-if-all-of-the-thinking-is-left-to-management

    A company will get nowhere if all of the thinking is left to management.

    approach-your-business-partners-with-concepts-that-they-can-get-their-heads-around-and-try-to-respond-to-their-needs-chad-hurley

    Approach your business partners with concepts that they can get their heads around, and try to respond to their needs. Chad Hurley

    companies-that-change-best-over-time-know-first-and-foremost-what-should-not-change-james-c-collins

    Companies that change best over time know first and foremost what should not change. James C. Collins

    dont-be-afraid-to-give-up-the-good-for-the-great-steve-prefontaine

    Don’t be afraid to give up the good for the great. Steve Prefontaine

    follow-your-passion-and-success-will-follow-you-terri-guillemets

    Follow your passion, and success will follow you.Terri Guillemets

    i-think-the-success-around-any-product-is-really-about-subtle-insights-you-need-a-great-product-and-a-bigger-vision-to-execute-against

    I think the success around any product is really about subtle insights. You need a great product and a bigger vision to execute against

    i-think-when-you-do-things-outside-of-what-youre-interested-in-you-meet-people-and-get-ideas-to-bring-in-to-whatever-it-is-you-love-doing-the-most-gia-coppola

    I think when you do things outside of what you’re interested in, you meet people and get ideas to bring in to whatever it is you love doing the most. Gia Coppola.

    in-markets-you-have-rich-years-and-you-have-less-rich-years-arpad-busson

    In markets, you have rich years, and you have less rich years. Arpad Busson

    in-the-business-world-you-have-exams-every-day-akio-morita

    In the business world, you have exams every day. Akio Morita

    one-of-netscapes-main-attractions-to-customers-from-day-one-is-that-we-provide-alternatives-and-thats-cherished-by-many-customers-certainly-not-all-jim-barksdale

    One of Netscape’s main attractions to customers from Day One is that we provide alternatives. And that’s cherished by many customers – certainly not all. Jim Barksdale

    strong-organizations-with-strong-risk-controls-will-survive-and-prosper-arpad-busson

    Strong organizations with strong risk controls will survive and prosper. Arpad Busson

    the-biggest-risk-is-not-taking-any-risk-mark-zuckerberg

    The biggest risk is not taking any risk. Mark Zuckerberg

    the-secret-of-success-is-to-be-in-harmony-with-existence-to-be-always-calm-to-let-each-wave-of-life-wash-us-a-little-farther-up-the-shore-cyril-connolly

    The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.Cyril Connolly

    there-is-only-one-boss-the-customer-and-he-can-fire-everybody-in-the-company-from-the-chairman-on-down-simply-by-spending-his-money-somewhere-else-sam-walton

    There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton

    too-many-people-including-the-ad-industry-believe-the-future-is-something-that-happens-and-just-rolls-them-over-in-its-wake-cindy-gallop

    Too many people, including the ad industry, believe the future is something that happens and just rolls them over in it’s wake. Cindy Gallop

    well-the-sales-of-our-products-clearly-demonstrate-their-value-to-businesses-and-to-individuals-jim-barksdale

    Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals. Jim Barksdale

    what-interests-me-is-starting-businesses-on-our-own-finding-ideas-that-we-can-support-and-simply-investing-in-invention-barry-diller

    What interests me is starting businesses on our own, finding ideas that we can support, and simply investing in invention. Barry Diller

    what-ive-learned-over-the-years-is-that-focus-and-singular-purpose-is-the-best-approach-for-businesses-barry-diller

    What I’ve learned over the years is that focus and singular purpose is the best approach for businesses. Barry Diller

    work-hard-in-silence-let-your-success-be-your-noise-frank-ocean

    Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise. Frank Ocean.

    you-dont-have-to-see-the-whole-staircase-just-take-the-first-step-martin-luther-king-jr

    You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    a-brand-for-a-company-is-like-a-reputation-for-a-person-you-earn-reputation-by-trying-to-do-hard-things-well-jeff-bezos

    A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. Jeff Bezos

    a-creative-idea-plus-a-fresh-network-is-the-best-way-to-go-from-zero-to-millions-jonah-peretti

    A creative idea plus a fresh network is the best way to go from zero to millions. Jonah Peretti

    a-successful-man-is-one-who-can-lay-a-firm-foundation-with-the-bricks-others-have-thrown-at-him-david-brinkley

    A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley

    business-owners-should-think-of-designers-as-architects-not-decorators-jeffrey-zeldman

    Business owners should think of designers as architects, not decorators. … Jeffrey Zeldman

    cable-is-a-niche-business-if-you-can-own-a-niche-that-can-be-a-very-strong-business-david-zaslav

    Cable is a niche business. If you can own a niche, that can be a very strong business. David Zaslav

    dont-aim-for-success-if-you-want-it_-just-do-what-you-love-and-believe-in-and-it-will-come-naturally-david-frost

    Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. David Frost

    first-find-the-best-people-you-can-in-the-world-and-second-let-them-do-their-work-just-get-out-of-their-way-matt-mullenweg

    First, find the best people you can in the world. And second, let them do their work. Just get out of their way. Matt Mullenweg

    i-am-placed-in-situations-with-opportunities-in-those-situations-that-others-are-not-i-dont-believe-that-that-is-happenstance-i-believe-that-there-is-a-god-that-has-a-plan-for-me-ronald-perelman

    I am placed in situations with opportunities in those situations that others are not. I don’t believe that that is happenstance. I believe that there is a God that has a plan for me. Ronald Perelman

    i-dont-care-how-someone-lives-or-how-good-their-spoken-english-is-i-do-all-of-my-interviews-on-skype-text-chat-all-that-matters-is-their-work-matt-mullenweg

    I don’t care how someone lives or how good their spoken English is. I do all of my interviews on Skype text chat – all that matters is their work. Matt Mullenweg

    im-not-a-driven-businessman-but-a-driven-artist-i-never-think-about-money-beautiful-things-make-money-lord-acton

    I’m not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money. Lord Acton

    paying-good-wages-is-not-in-opposition-to-good-productivity-james-sinegal

    Paying good wages is not in opposition to good productivity. James Sinegal

    people-dont-do-good-work-when-they-feel-like-losers-and-are-second-class-citizens-within-their-own-company-jonah-peretti

    People don’t do good work when they feel like losers and are second-class citizens within their own company. Jonah Peretti

    retiring-is-getting-ready-to-die-rodger-ward

    Retiring is getting ready to die. Rodger Ward

    standing-alone-doesnt-mean-i-am-alone-it-means-im-strong-enough-to-handle-things-all-by-myself

    Standing alone doesn’t mean I am alone, it means I’m strong enough to handle things all by myself.

    tech-is-a-funny-industry_-i-dont-think-there-is-any-other-industry-on-the-planet-that-reinvents-itself-every-10-12-years-edward-zander

    Tech is a funny industry; I don’t think there is any other industry on the planet that reinvents itself every 10-12 years. Edward Zander

    the-best-customer-service-is-if-the-customer-doesnt-need-to-call-you-doesnt-need-to-talk-to-you-it-just-works-jeff-bezos

    The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works. Jeff Bezos

    the-goal-is-to-do-things-that-are-exciting-and-respectable-jared-kushner

    The goal is to do things that are exciting and respectable. Jared Kushner

    when-you-want-to-succeed-as-bad-as-you-want-to-breathe-then-youll-be-successful-eric-thomas

    When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful. Eric Thomas

    you-have-to-understand-the-separation-between-what-exists-in-the-print-media-and-what-exists-in-reality-its-important-to-never-lose-track-of-reality-jared-kushner

    You have to understand the separation between what exists in the print media and what exists in reality. It’s important to never lose track of reality. Jared Kushner

    any-entrepreneur-worth-their-salt-knows-that-their-brand-is-worthless-if-it-doesnt-somehow-contribute-to-society-or-the-overall-good-of-the-planet-lynda-resnick

    Any entrepreneur worth their salt knows that their brand is worthless if it doesn’t somehow contribute to society or the overall good of the planet. Lynda Resnick

    business-is-never-so-healthy-as-when-like-a-chicken-it-must-do-a-certain-amount-of-scratching-around-for-what-it-gets-henry-ford

    Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets. Henry Ford

    i-design-my-start-up-ventures-around-my-own-personal-beliefs-and-values-cindy-gallop

    I design my start-up ventures around my own personal beliefs and values. Cindy Gallop

    im-rarely-invited-to-start-up-parties-but-who-cares-about-their-trinkets-and-apps-anyway-evgeny-morozov

    I’m rarely invited to start-up parties, but who cares about their trinkets and apps anyway? Evgeny Morozov

    in-a-balanced-organization-working-towards-a-common-objective-there-is-success-arthur-helps

    In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success. Arthur Helps

    in-modern-business-it-is-not-the-crook-who-is-to-be-feared-most-it-is-the-honest-man-who-doesnt-know-what-he-is-doing-william-wordsworth

    In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing. William Wordsworth

    its-not-what-you-pay-a-man-but-what-he-costs-you-that-counts-will-rogers

    It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts. Will Rogers

    past-success-is-no-guarantee-of-future-success-so-i-have-learned-to-be-an-entrepreneur-i-began-to-produce-and-direct-my-own-projects-ian-ziering

    Past success is no guarantee of future success, so I have learned to be an entrepreneur. I began to produce and direct my own projects. Ian Ziering

    start-where-you-are-use-what-you-have-do-what-you-can-arthur-ashe

    Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe

    start-up-teams-are-always-in-flux-so-like-all-start-ups-were-always-talking-to-candidates-for-various-key-roles-sean-parker

    Start-up teams are always in flux, so, like all start-ups, we’re always talking to candidates for various key roles. Sean Parker

    success-keeping-your-mind-awake-and-your-desire-asleep-walter-scott

    Success – keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep. Walter Scott

    success-has-a-simple-formula-do-your-best-and-people-may-like-it-sam-ewing

    Success has a simple formula, do your best, and people may like it. Sam Ewing

    successful-entrepreneurs-develop-products-that-inspire-their-passion-they-have-to-its-that-passion-that-gets-them-through-the-long-arduous-uncertain-and-frightening-early-days-of-a-start-up-mitch

    Successful entrepreneurs develop products that inspire their passion. They have to. It’s that passion that gets them through the long, arduous, uncertain and frightening early days of a start-up. Mitch Kapor

    the-heart-of-the-entrepreneur-can-beat-freely-in-anyone-ciputra

    The heart of the entrepreneur can beat freely in anyone. Ciputra

    the-road-to-success-and-the-road-to-failure-are-almost-exactly-the-same-colin-r-davis

    The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. Colin R. Davis

    they-quit-on-the-one-yard-line-they-give-up-at-the-last-minute-of-the-game-one-foot-from-a-winning-touchdown-ross-perot

    They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. Ross Perot

    to-be-successful-you-have-to-be-lucky-or-a-little-mad-or-very-talented-or-find-yourself-in-a-rapid-growth-field-edward-de-bono

    To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field. Edward de Bono

    when-times-are-bad-is-when-the-real-entrepreneurs-emerge-robert-kiyosaki

    When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge. Robert Kiyosaki

    you-can-never-be-satisfied-as-an-entrepreneur-and-the-basis-of-any-successful-growing-business-is-new-clients-robert-herjavec

    You can never be satisfied as an entrepreneur, and the basis of any successful, growing business is new clients. Robert Herjavec

    As a company grows, communication becomes its biggest challenge.

    As a company grows, communication becomes its biggest challenge.

    As an entrepreneur, get used to the life of kind of growing against the grain.

    As an entrepreneur, get used to the life of kind of growing against the grain.

    First learn, then remove L

    First learn, then remove L.

    Handle your business without people knowing your business.

    Handle your business without people knowing your business.

    I want to be known as one of the most accurate investors that ever lived. Kevin Rose

    I want to be known as one of the most accurate investors that ever lived. Kevin Rose

    If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.

    If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.

    Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a budget. Alexa Von Tobel

    Manage your spending by creating and sticking to a budget. Alexa Von Tobel

    The best startups today don't change people's needs, they just get to the essence of them. Aaron Levie

    The best startups today don’t change people’s needs, they just get to the essence of them. Aaron Levie

    As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you’re not failing, you’re likely not pushing yourself hard enough.

    As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you’re not failing, you’re likely not pushing yourself hard enough.

    Being an entrepreneur isn't really about starting a business. It's a way of looking at the world seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge.Michael Bloomberg

    Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge. Michael Bloomberg

    F.O.C.U.S – Follow One Course Until Successful. Robert Kiyosaki

    F.O.C.U.S – Follow One Course Until Successful. Robert Kiyosaki

    Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions. Tony Robbins

    Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions. Tony Robbins

    In business, you're the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.Barbara Corcoran

    In business, you’re the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand. Barbara Corcoran

    Instead of saying 'I can't', I learned how to say 'How Can I', and my mind would start working 24x7 on solutions, not obstacles. Chris Record.

    Instead of saying ‘I can’t’, I learned how to say ‘How Can I’, and my mind would start working 24×7 on solutions, not obstacles. Chris Record.

    Mistakes will not end your business. If you are nimble and willing to listen to constructive criticism you can excel by learning and evolving. Meridith Valiando Rojas

    Mistakes will not end your business. If you are nimble and willing to listen to constructive criticism you can excel by learning and evolving. Meridith Valiando Rojas

    The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap.Aaron Levie

    The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap. Aaron Levie

    Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business. Simon Cowel

    Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business. Simon Cowel

    You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.Peter Shankman

    You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good. Peter Shankman

    A company is only as good as the people it keeps. Mary Kay Ash

    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

    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

    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

    Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon. David Ogilvy

    Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.

    Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.

    Success in business requires training, discipline and hard work.

    Success in business requires training, discipline and hard work.

    Success is dependent on effort.Sophocles

    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

    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

    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 is not about how to get started it is about how to get noticed

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

    The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.Aristotle Onassis

    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

    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 passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. Pierre Omidyar

    If you are truly innovating, you don’t have a prototype you can refer to. Jony Ive

    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.

    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

    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

    Don’t be afraid of new arenas. Elon Musk

    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 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.

    Business has only two functions marketing and innovation.

    A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first.Daymond John

    A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first. Daymond John

    A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.

    A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.

    Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

    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

    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

    Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast. Tom Peters

    The life purpose of the true social entrepreneur is to change the world.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    Professionalism is a frame of mind, not a paycheck.

    Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood. Sean Parker

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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 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 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 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 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.

    If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it.

    Impatience never commanded success.

    Impatience never commanded success.

    In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.

    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

    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.

    More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.

    Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

    Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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 don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.

    I think if you're an entrepreneur, you've got to dream big and then dream bigger.Howard Schultz

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.

    Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk.

    Business is a money game with few rules and a lot of risk.

    Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

    Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.

    Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed there's so little competition.

    Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed there’s so little competition.

    Every entrepreneur talks about the passion you have for your work, and I think that's what's missing with a lot of women in business. Martha Stewart

    Every entrepreneur talks about the passion you have for your work, and I think that’s what’s missing with a lot of women in business. Martha Stewart

    'Entrepreneur 'just denotes that you recognize that you're doing things across disciplines and that you're blazing your own path.

    ‘Entrepreneur ‘just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path.

    A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. Richard Branson

    A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. Richard Branson

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