Check-out the Wisdom of these Quotes from famous Founders – that will give you ideas on how to run your business better.
Topics: Passion, Create, Ask, Adapt, Risk, Obsess, Needs & many more.
Founders: eBay, LinkedIN, MicroSoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Ikea, Facebook, Google & more.
Whether you’re in the early stages of your start-up or looking for some inspiration to keep going, I’ve compiled these quotes for entrepreneurs. Remember when starting your own company, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon, so hang in there. It make take awhile to become an “over-night” success.
1. ”If you’re passionate about something and you work hard at it, then you will be successful.”—Pierre Omidyar, Ebay founder
2. “Starting a business is like jumping off a cliff & being able to assemble an airplane on the way down.” —Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
3. “Wonder what your Customer really wants? Ask them first. Don’t tell them what you have to offer.” —Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founder & CEO
4. “Your most unhappy Customers are your greatest source of learning.” —Bill Gates, MicroSoft co-founder
5. “Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt to the needs of the Customer.” —Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive co-founder
6. “You don’t learn how to run a business by following the rules. You learn by doing, failing, getting up & trying again.” —Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder
7. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you & others, about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself”, Oprah
8. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” —Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
9. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about all the time.” —Paul Graham, YCombinator co-founder
10. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of success. The antidote is to every think what can be done better tomorrow.” —Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder
11. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO
12.“Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” —Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder
13.“There’s a lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: “It’s to change the world.” —Phil Libin, Evernote CEO
14. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” —Jeff Bezos, Amazon
15. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning. Because what you don’t know, can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” —Sara Blakely, SPANX founder
16. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let your critics get you down.” —Michael Bloomberg,
17. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it, the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” —Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
18. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” —Chris Dixon
19. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” —Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder
20. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash, Cosmetics
21. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t need a complicated plan, because you’ll have to adjust to circumstances – as you go.” —Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
22. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” —Caterina Fake, Flickr co-founder
23. “Chase the Vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
24. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” —Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO
25. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” — Ryan Freitas, About
26. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea. Be lean & mean.” —Larry Page, Google
27. “Always deliver more than expected.” —Larry Page, Google co-founder
28. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” —Jason Fried, 37signals founder
29. “If you’re not a Risk-taker, you should get the hell out of business.” —Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder
30. “Anything that is measured & watched, improves.” —Bob Parsons, GoDaddy founder
Comments: Do you have any Quotes that have inspired you?
complied 32 Sep 16 by PeterCXO Wiz4.biz + CXO – 5 Star Startup Services