Bill Gates: Microsoft co-founder
"If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them."
“Greatness is won, not awarded.”
“Don't look for quick and easy fixes. Find the right people then find the right solution together.”
“If you don’t love something, you’re not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.”
“Tycoons go the extra mile. Successful entrepreneurs battle against all the odds to build their business and always appreciate when it is time to get out.”
“Employ passionate, enthusiastic, ethical people. Employ the fanatics. Employ the crazy people that other people won’t employ because they’re too crazy.”
“You might think an idea sounds glamorous, but you have to say, ‘Is it really going to help the company?’”
“I keep being asked when's the right time to start a business and what I say is the best time is when you're ready. If you sit on the fence then you're not going go anywhere.”
“Every venture is unique. Each has its own opportunities and own particular problems to solve and hurdles to overcome.”
“If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.”
“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
“You have got to like what you are doing, you have got to be doing something worthwhile so you can like it—because it is worthwhile, that it makes a difference, don’t you see?”
"If you never want to be criticised, for goodness' sake don't do anything new."
Thomas Edison: American Inventor
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth."
“What I've learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you're hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner.”
"A good leader is not necessarily the most popular person in their business, but the best ones are liked because they are respected for their clarity and vision."
So what are you waiting for? Go and kick some serious business butt.
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