- 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.
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.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
You’ll see it when you believe it.
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.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
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.
Beer isproof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future.
There’s only one boss: the customer. He can fire everybody from the chairman on down simply by spending his money elsewhere.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.
The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.
We’re not trying to entertain the critics… I’ll take my chances with the public.
Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
With Early Stage companies, it’s never one thing. It’s always one thing after another.
Possessions are a way of turning money into problems.
If you are batting 1,000, you are playing in the Little Leagues.
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.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Elon cares a lot about humanity, but he doesn’t really care about individual people all that much.
In economics, things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then happen faster than you thought they could.
Focus on doing things that can’t hurt and might help. You’ll always be ahead.
Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
Mediocre people are always at their best.
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.