- Conquering Fear
- Dealing with Failure
- Ins and Outs of Entrepreneurship
- Overcoming Challenges
- Personal Success
- Rallying the Team
- Thoughts on Innovation
Rallying the Team
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
Make sure that the best thing to happen to your customer today is you.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Thankfully, perseverance is a great substitute for talent.
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.
It’s not a good strategy until it costs you something to pursue.
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 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.
People have a historical memory that goes back to breakfast.
Be careful – a little success can create a whole lot of overhead.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 nothing so depressing as boundless optimism.
If you don’t listen to your customers, someone else will.
Elon cares a lot about humanity, but he doesn’t really care about individual people all that much.
Focus on doing things that can’t hurt and might help. You’ll always be ahead.
The biggest thing about negotiating: You’ve got to make sure you’re trying to construct a good deal for them.
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
If you presume, you are putting ‘P’ on your resume.
I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right.
We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.
The best audience is intelligent, well-educated and a little drunk.
Terrible is the temptation to do good!
If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.
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.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts.
I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present.
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
An entrepreneur is someone who shoots an arrow and then runs to move the target, so the arrow hits it.
You want to learn from experience, but you want to learn from other people’s experience when you can.
I believe that smart people working hard will eventually get lucky.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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Nothing is easy. If you want to do nothing, that’s easy.
I don’t want the revenue; I just want the profit.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
If you watch entrepreneurs long enough, you observe that innovation is typically a ground game, not a Hail Mary pass.
Good enough never is.
It’s not success you want to be remembered for, but significance.
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
Trust your mistakes.
You can’t really run the company by pissing off the scientists who do the work.
Failing to plan, is planning to fail.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.