- Conquering Fear
- Dealing with Failure
- Ins and Outs of Entrepreneurship
- Overcoming Challenges
- Personal Success
- Rallying the Team
- Thoughts on Innovation
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
I believe the risks I take are justified by the sheer love of the life I lead.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
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.
I’m sure that you’re trying to challenge yourself to invent something new. That’s impossible.
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.
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.
Design is an agent of change, which can help us to make sense of what is happening and to turn it to our advantage.
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.
The customer of my customer is my customer.
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.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Anytime anybody says, ‘It’s good enough,’ it’s shitty.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
Focus wins. Doing too many things fails.
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.
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.
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.
It’s so much easier to do something new than to do something well.
Take my factories and my money but leave me my salesmen and I’ll be back where I was in two years.
We’re not trying to entertain the critics… I’ll take my chances with the public.
Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
With Early Stage companies, it’s never one thing. It’s always one thing after another.
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
I am not a fan of lost causes. But a … of causes not yet won.
There is great power in ignorance and naivete.
There is nothing so depressing as boundless optimism.
If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.
Focus on doing things that can’t hurt and might help. You’ll always be ahead.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
You can’t innovate once.
I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right.
Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
Success is easy if you think of it like rust: It’s inevitable if you keep at it.
When you need money, go ask for advice. When you need advice, go ask for money.
Wealth is not about having a lot of money. It’s about having a lot of options.
Done equals good.
I don’t try to reinvent the wheel. I just try to change the spokes.
You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.
We can’t solve problems using the same thinking that we used when we created them.
Things are never going to turn out the way you think they will.
Good judgment comes from experience and experience … well, that comes from poor judgment.
About right now is better than exactly wrong later.
Our company is guided by three deeply held beliefs: That brands with purpose grow, companies with purpose last and people with purpose thrive.
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go long, go together.
Make no little plans.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss in enthusiasm.