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Influential Business     Quotes for   Entrepreneurs From Acclaimed Business         Leaders
On Employees
…effective executives do not start out    by looking at weaknesses. You     cannot build performance on  weaknesses. You c...
Giving people self confidence is by far the most important  thing that I can do because       then they will act.
The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and   do is important – and t...
On Customers
The most important singlething is to focus obsessivelyon the customer. Our goal isto be earth’s most customer      centric...
For something thiscomplicated, it’s really hardto design products by focus   groups. A lot of times, people don’t know wha...
Choose your customers. Fire  the ones that hurt your ability to deliver the right     story to the others.
Our point of view is we willsell more if we help peoplemake purchasing decisions.
A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So theydon’t have enough dots to connect, and they e...
On Business Priorities
Time is the scarcest resource  and unless it is managed,     nothing else can be          managed.
Business has only twofunctions – marketing andinnovation. All the rest are          costs.
On Marketing
Conversations among the members of your marketplace  happen whether you like it ornot. Good marketing encourages the right...
The aim of marketing is to  know and understand thecustomer so well the product or service fits him and sells             ...
Products that are remarkable      get talked about.
In a crowded marketplace,fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing  out is the same as being           in...
A brand for a company is like  a reputation for a person. You can earn reputation bytrying to do hard things well.
Most organizations spendtheir time marketing to thecrowd. Smart organizations    assemble the tribe.
On Dealing With Change
Within five years, if you’re inthe same business you are in now, you’re going to be out         of business.
Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
The best way to predict the    future is to create it.
Change, BEFORE you have to.
Willingness to change is a  strength, even if it means     plunging part of thecompany into total confusion         for a ...
On Experimentation
We were willing to go down a  bunch of dark passageways   and occasionally we find something that really works.
What’s dangerous is not to         evolve.
On Learning
We now accept the fact thatlearning is a lifelong process    of keeping abreast of   change. And the most  pressing task i...
That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be  harder than complex: You have towork hard to get your...
An organization’s ability to   learn and translate thatlearning into action rapidly is  the ultimate competitive         a...
You can’t connect the dots looking  forward; you can only connect themlooking backwards. So you have to trust that the dot...
On Initiative
The easiest thing is to react.  The second easiest is to          respond. But the hardest thing is to           initiate.
I’m convinced that about half of  what separates the successful   entrepreneurs from the non-      successful ones is pure...
The entrepreneur always    searches for change,responds to it, and exploits it     as an opportunity.
Every interaction, everyassignment, is a chance tomake a change, a chance to  delight or surprise or to      touch someone.
Your time is limited, so dont   waste it living someone          elses life.
On Competition
If you don’t have acompetitive advantage,     don’t compete.
Key Takeaways•   Employees, customers are #1•   People focus•   Make a difference attitude•   Necessity to adapting to cha...
Final Thoughts
Actively manage yourcompany’s culture based on these mindsets, skills and        core values
Never stop the learning        process
About Dr. SchoultzDr. Schoultz has thirty five years of businessdevelopment, marketing, technology, andbusiness operations...
Thank You !     • mschoultz@yahoo.com     • Twitter: mikeschoultz
Coming Soon !Digital Spark Marketing     Consulting, LLC
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  1. 1. Influential Business Quotes for Entrepreneurs From Acclaimed Business Leaders
  2. 2. On Employees
  3. 3. …effective executives do not start out by looking at weaknesses. You cannot build performance on weaknesses. You can build only on strengths. Make weaknesses irrelevant.
  4. 4. Giving people self confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do because then they will act.
  5. 5. The essence of competitiveness is liberated when we make people believe that what they think and do is important – and then get out of their way while they do it.
  6. 6. On Customers
  7. 7. The most important singlething is to focus obsessivelyon the customer. Our goal isto be earth’s most customer centric company.
  8. 8. For something thiscomplicated, it’s really hardto design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know whatthey want until you show it to them.
  9. 9. Choose your customers. Fire the ones that hurt your ability to deliver the right story to the others.
  10. 10. Our point of view is we willsell more if we help peoplemake purchasing decisions.
  11. 11. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So theydon’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
  12. 12. On Business Priorities
  13. 13. Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.
  14. 14. Business has only twofunctions – marketing andinnovation. All the rest are costs.
  15. 15. On Marketing
  16. 16. Conversations among the members of your marketplace happen whether you like it ornot. Good marketing encourages the right sort of conversations.
  17. 17. The aim of marketing is to know and understand thecustomer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
  18. 18. Products that are remarkable get talked about.
  19. 19. In a crowded marketplace,fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.
  20. 20. A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You can earn reputation bytrying to do hard things well.
  21. 21. Most organizations spendtheir time marketing to thecrowd. Smart organizations assemble the tribe.
  22. 22. On Dealing With Change
  23. 23. Within five years, if you’re inthe same business you are in now, you’re going to be out of business.
  24. 24. Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
  25. 25. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
  26. 26. Change, BEFORE you have to.
  27. 27. Willingness to change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of thecompany into total confusion for a while.
  28. 28. On Experimentation
  29. 29. We were willing to go down a bunch of dark passageways and occasionally we find something that really works.
  30. 30. What’s dangerous is not to evolve.
  31. 31. On Learning
  32. 32. We now accept the fact thatlearning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
  33. 33. That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have towork hard to get your thinking cleanto make it simple. But it’s worth it inthe end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
  34. 34. An organization’s ability to learn and translate thatlearning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage.
  35. 35. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect themlooking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
  36. 36. On Initiative
  37. 37. The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate.
  38. 38. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non- successful ones is pure perseverance.
  39. 39. The entrepreneur always searches for change,responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
  40. 40. Every interaction, everyassignment, is a chance tomake a change, a chance to delight or surprise or to touch someone.
  41. 41. Your time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life.
  42. 42. On Competition
  43. 43. If you don’t have acompetitive advantage, don’t compete.
  44. 44. Key Takeaways• Employees, customers are #1• People focus• Make a difference attitude• Necessity to adapting to change• Continuous learning• Be persistent
  45. 45. Final Thoughts
  46. 46. Actively manage yourcompany’s culture based on these mindsets, skills and core values
  47. 47. Never stop the learning process
  48. 48. About Dr. SchoultzDr. Schoultz has thirty five years of businessdevelopment, marketing, technology, andbusiness operations experience.He served as VP / President of DistributionTechnologies, a company he helped to found andgrow to a 700 M + / year market leader.Dr. Schoultz Ph. D. is from the University ofVirginia.
  49. 49. Thank You ! • mschoultz@yahoo.com • Twitter: mikeschoultz
  50. 50. Coming Soon !Digital Spark Marketing Consulting, LLC
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