- Rallying the Team
- Personal Success
- Thoughts on Innovation
- Overcoming Challenges
- Conquering Fear
- Dealing with Failure
- Ins and Outs of Entrepreneurship
Thoughts on Innovation
We can’t solve problems using the same thinking that we used when we created them.
The power of compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world.
If I’m the smartest guy in the room, I’m in the wrong room.
I never read. I just look at pictures.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
Nothing is easy. If you want to do nothing, that’s easy.
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.
Terrible is the temptation to do good!
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.
It’s not a good strategy until it costs you something to pursue.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.
Success is easy if you think of it like rust: It’s inevitable if you keep at it.
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.
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.
Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Much good work is lost for the lack of a little more.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
You can’t really run the company by pissing off the scientists who do the work.
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of 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.
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.
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’ll see it when you believe it.
Even if you are on the right track, the train will run you over if you just sit there.
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.
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.
Customers don’t want 1/4 drills, they want 1/4 holes.
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.
To do a common thing, uncommonly well, brings success.
Choice is the enemy of decision.
Always make new mistakes.
As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
More startups die of indigestion than starvation.
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!
I don’t want the revenue; I just want the profit.
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.
One can learn to cook, but a restaurateur is born.
The greatest discoveries in nanotech have been 20 years away for 20 years.
Don’t overuse exclamation marks!!!
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.)
There is nothing so depressing as boundless optimism.
In economics, things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then happen faster than you thought they could.
You can’t innovate once.
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future.
It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
The beginning of thought is disagreement – not only with others but also with ourselves.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.