- 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.
If I’m the smartest guy in the room, I’m in the wrong room.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
If you can’t stand the heat, don’t tickle the dragon.
Give me a place to stand, and I will move the earth.
At the opening of the Hoover Dam, a beaver told a rabbit: ‘Well, I didn’t build it. But it’s based on my idea.
Mediocre people are always at their best.
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.
Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Terrible is the temptation to do good!
Adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it.
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.
It’s not a good strategy until it costs you something to pursue.
God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.
Never judge the characters you play… That’s the first rule of acting.
Be careful – a little success can create a whole lot of overhead.
About right now is better than exactly wrong later.
The fact that others are bad does not imply that you are good.
Make sure that the best thing to happen to your customer today is you.
There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.
It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.
Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
Make no little plans.
Humility is the most underrated aspect of being an entrepreneur. Once your head gets too big, you’re cooked.
Being early and being wrong are sometimes not that different.
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.
Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
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.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
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.
Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.
You’ll see it when you believe it.
You miss 100% of the shots you never take.
Even if you are on the right track, the train will run you over if you just sit there.
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.
If the shoe fits, you probably didn’t buy it online.
There’s only one boss: the customer. He can fire everybody from the chairman on down simply by spending his money elsewhere.
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.
If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.
If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.
Customers don’t want 1/4 drills, they want 1/4 holes.
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.
With good people, you can do anything. With bad people, nothing helps.
Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, and abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance – or a stranger.