- Rallying the Team
- Personal Success
- Thoughts on Innovation
- Overcoming Challenges
- Conquering Fear
- Dealing with Failure
- Ins and Outs of Entrepreneurship
We can’t solve problems using the same thinking that we used when we created them.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Design is an agent of change, which can help us to make sense of what is happening and to turn it to our advantage.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Nothing is easy. If you want to do nothing, that’s easy.
It’s so much easier to do something new than to do something well.
When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
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.
I don’t try to reinvent the wheel. I just try to change the spokes.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.
About right now is better than exactly wrong later.
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.
Success is easy if you think of it like rust: It’s inevitable if you keep at it.
It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.
You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I will ruin you.
Make no little plans.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.
Humility is the most underrated aspect of being an entrepreneur. Once your head gets too big, you’re cooked.
Good enough never is.
An entrepreneur is someone who shoots an arrow and then runs to move the target, so the arrow hits it.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.
Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss in enthusiasm.
I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good.
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
It’s hard to teach a young dog old tricks.
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.
It’s not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the entrepreneur adjusts the sails.
The past is never dead. It’s not even past.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Strategy – is figuring out what is the most important thing for your company and deciding to focus on it and say no to everything else.
There’s only one boss: the customer. He can fire everybody from the chairman on down simply by spending his money elsewhere.
If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.
If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
With Early Stage companies, it’s never one thing. It’s always one thing after another.
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.
Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, and abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.
To do a common thing, uncommonly well, brings success.
Choice is the enemy of decision.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
There is great power in ignorance and naivete.
There’s no fun like work.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
I believe that smart people working hard will eventually get lucky.
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.
You want to learn from experience, but you want to learn from other people’s experience when you can.
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 world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
I’m sure that you’re trying to challenge yourself to invent something new. That’s impossible.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
On ne règne sur les âmes que par le calme. (One leads by calm.)