There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.

Jason Fried ~ founder of 37signal

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

Bill Gates ~ co-founder of Microsoft

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

Thomas Edison ~ inventor

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.

David Ogilvy ~ co-founder of Ogilvy & Mather

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

Malcolm Forbes ~ chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Magazine

It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.

Scott Belsky ~ co-founder of Behance

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

 Steve Jobs ~ co-founder and CEO of Apple

I never set out to be CEO. I always set out to be a good team member, a good colleague.

John Stumpf ~ Wells Fargo

To build a great company, which is a CEO's job, sometimes you have to stand up against conventional wisdom.

Carly Fiorina ~ Hewlett-Packard

Teaching your employees something new creates an instant connection, and they will respect you for it. If you can do this in a job interview, you will be sure to attract the smartest people. Money doesn’t mean much to a lot of the smartest people in the world—they want to grow their intelligence rather than their wallet. If you show employees that they will progress intellectually in their career, and economically while at your company, then they will want to work for you.

Taso Du Val ~ Toptal

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.

Larry Ellison ~ Oracle

Don’t scratch your head saying there is no financing. With what you have, what can you do to achieve your goal? Investors like people who have taken that initiative

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