If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.
Make sure that the best thing to happen to your customer today is you.
I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
I never read. I just look at pictures.
Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
You’ll see it when you believe it.
The greatest discoveries in nanotech have been 20 years away for 20 years.
I never had an idea in my life. I’ve got no imagination. I never dream. My so-called inventions already existed in the environment – I took them out.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
It’s not a good strategy until it costs you something to pursue.
I’m sure that you’re trying to challenge yourself to invent something new. That’s impossible.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
I look for businesses in which I think I can predict what they’re going to look like in ten to fifteen years’ time.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.
Promotion spending aims to sell more products to the same customers at lower profit. Advertising spending aims to sell more product to new customers at regular profit.
Nothing new ever happened before.
If you have no idea how something is supposed to be done, I guarantee you’ll be disruptive. Let what you don’t know become your greatest asset.
If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
Design is an agent of change, which can help us to make sense of what is happening and to turn it to our advantage.
Beer isproof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future.
People have a historical memory that goes back to breakfast.
There’s only one boss: the customer. He can fire everybody from the chairman on down simply by spending his money elsewhere.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.
Be careful – a little success can create a whole lot of overhead.
The customer of my customer is my customer.
One can learn to cook, but a restaurateur is born.
They say the secret of success is being at the right place at the right time, but since you never know when the right time is going to be, I figure the trick is to find the right place and just hang around.
He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
Never judge the characters you play… That’s the first rule of acting.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Being early and being wrong are sometimes not that different.
All of Wendy’s spins off one fresh word – FRESH
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
If I can’t make money in the $5 trillion U.S. market, it may be a little bit of wishful thinking to think that all I have to do is get a few thousand miles offshore and I’ll start showing my stuff.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason.
Anytime anybody says, ‘It’s good enough,’ it’s shitty.
Even if you are on the right track, the train will run you over if you just sit there.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Focus wins. Doing too many things fails.
To understand a company, spend time with its customers.
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it’s amazing what they can accomplish.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I will ruin you.
Customers don’t want 1/4 drills, they want 1/4 holes.
There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.
Entrepreneurship exists in the tiny space between madness and genius; and, its journey requires a few cross border violations across both madness and genius to get to the final destination.
The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
Partners don’t pay each other, they help each other get paid.
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.
In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
It’s so much easier to do something new than to do something well.
The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.
Take my factories and my money but leave me my salesmen and I’ll be back where I was in two years.