40 Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Quotes


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40 Powerhouse Entrepreneurship Quotes

  1. 1. True innovation is coming up with a product that the customer didn’t even know they needed. J. Paul Getty American Industrialist
  2. 2. Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you Tony Hsiesh Co-founder, Zappos
  3. 3. Don’t spend so much of time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity Michel Dell Founder Dell
  4. 4. Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood. Sean Parker Famous Entrepreneur
  5. 5. What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed. Dave Thomas Founder, Wendy’s
  6. 6. Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started.” Lindsay Manseau Photographer and entrepreneur
  7. 7. The one thing that I think is critical in the entrepreneurial spirit is that it’s all attitude. If you think you can, then you’re half way there. If you say, ‘I can’t,’ then you’re defeated Debbi Fields Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies
  8. 8. It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower. Paul Graham YCombinator co-founder
  9. 9. Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch. Michael Arrington TechCrunch founder and co-editor
  10. 10. Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day Joel Spolsky Stack Overflow co-founder
  11. 11. Behold the turtle; he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out Bruce Levin Have to check
  12. 12. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning Bill Gates Microsoft co-founder
  13. 13. An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it. Roy Ash Co-founder of Litton Industries
  14. 14. Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t Anonymous Very Well Said
  15. 15. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon seem inevitable Christopher Reeve American actor, director, producer, writer, and lobbyis
  16. 16. Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production Joseph A. Schumpeter An American Economist
  17. 17. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer Nolan Bushnell Founder of Atari and Chuck E
  18. 18. As an entrepreneur you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you’re confident that you’ll catch a bird flying by. Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix
  19. 19. There Is No Elevator To Success, You Have To Take The Stairs Author unknown One of the Best
  20. 20. If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful Jeff Bezos CEO of Amazon
  21. 21. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily Zig Ziglar Best-selling author and motivational speaker
  22. 22. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming Zig Ziglar Best-selling author and motivational speaker
  23. 23. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure Paulo Coelho The Brazilian author
  24. 24. An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument Robert A. Rice Jr Author of MMO Evolution
  25. 25. Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets Victor Kiam Owner of Remington Products
  26. 26. You must fall in love with what you do, because being an entrepreneur is a lot of hard work, and overcoming a lot of adversity. Ken Field Real Estate Magnate
  27. 27. The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect Adam Osborne American Entrepreneur
  28. 28. The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs Vance Hayner Christian Writer
  29. 29. Quality is the best business plan John Lasseter Pixar Chief Creative Officer
  30. 30. The road to success is always under construction Arnold Palmer American professional golfer
  31. 31. When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue Josh James Omniture CEO and co-founder
  32. 32. The winning strategy in any start-up business is, 'Think big but start small Carmen Busquets Venezuelan Entrepreneur
  33. 33. Anyone with a great product to sell should never criticize competing products. Your product should sell on its own merit. Consumers want the best of the best, not the best of a bad situation Steve Jobs Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.
  34. 34. Anyone with a great product to sell should never criticize competing products. Your product should sell on its own merit. Consumers want the best of the best, not the best of a bad situation Steve Jobs Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.
  35. 35. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow Mary Anne Radmacher An artist, an author and an Apronary
  36. 36. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step Chinese Proverb Very True
  37. 37. It's really rare for people to have a successful start-up in this industry without a breakthrough product. I'll take it a step further. It has to be a radical product. It has to be something where, when people look at it, at first they say, 'I don't get it, I don't understand it. I think it's too weird, I think it's too unusual.' Marc Andreessen Founder, Netscape
  38. 38. About half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance Steve Jobs Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Apple Inc.
  39. 39. Don’t wait for your ship to come in – swim out to it! Cathy Hopkins Author
  40. 40. Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual Natalie Clifford Barney Playwright, poet and novelist