Wednesday, 12 September 2012

50+ Inspirational start-up quotes by famous Entrepreneurs

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at  night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.
- Steve Jobs
(Steve Jobs Special Issue #1)

Today, have collected some amazing quotes from the famous entrepreneurs of the world.. is an amazing site which has inspirational start-up quotes. Here are few to motivate you.. 

There is no finish line. So love the journey.
- David Weekly
Catch David Weekly at Echelon 2012 (11 &12 June)!
This Startup Quote is a joint collaboration between Startup Quote & e27.

You are the most powerful force in your life.
- Brian Wong
Catch Brian Wong at Echelon 2012 (11 &12 June)!
This Startup Quote is a joint collaboration between Startup Quote & e27.

Nothing works better than just improving your product.
- Joel Spolsky

If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.
- Dennis Crowley

The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.
- Ingvar Kamprad

Turn a perceived risk into an asset.
- Aaron Patzer

Every feature has some maintenance cost, and having fewer features lets us focus on the ones we care about and make sure they work very well.
- David Karp

It’s not we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.
- Edwin Land

Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.
- Tony Hsieh

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
- Thomas Edison

Markets come and go. Good businesses don’t.
- Fred Wilson

Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless.
- James Cash Penney

Anything that is measured and watched, improves.
- Bob Parsons

The key to getting a reputation for being brilliant is actually being brilliant, not just acting like you are.
- Seth Godin

Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.
- Jason Calacanis

The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
- Charles F. Kettering

To the user, the interface is the product.
- Aza Raskin

Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Anybody can complain.
- Henry Ford

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at  night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.
- Steve Jobs
(Steve Jobs Special Issue #1)

When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.
- Jack Ma

When you’re a one man show you have to focus on the most important thing to get done today.
- Noah Everett

No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s lilfe - and your own skin - every day of the week.
- Spencer Fry

Never, never, never, hire people with an attitude. You will regret it.
- Omar Hamoui

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.
- Marc Benioff

The only way people will have the trust to give their all to their job is if they feel like their contribution is recognized and valued.
- Mark Pincus

I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.
- Jake Nickell

See things in the present, even if they are in the future.
- Larry Ellison

The essence of profound insight is simplicity.
- Jim Collins

If you’re going to put your product in beta - put your business model in beta with it.
- Joe Kraus

Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.
- Jack Dorsey

Recessions are great because they unlock the best people.
- Aaron Patzer

It became an exercise to reduce and reduce, but it makes it easier to build an easier for people to work with.
- Jonathan Ive

For every new feature we add, we take an old one out. A lot of big sites don’t do that, and it’s a problem.
- David Karp

If there are too many competitors, even if you’re the best it’s a lot harder to win.
- Tony Hsieh

Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.
- Michael Dell

It’s simple until you make it complicated.
- Jason Fried

We tell ourselves we’re here to be flexible and to be nimble, and not necessarily to stick to a master plan.
- Ben Huh

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
- Edwin Land

Learn not to add too many features right away, and get the core idea built and tested.
- Leah Culver
Startup Quote x Women 2.0 edition
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Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle.
- Wendy Tan White
Startup Quote x Women 2.0 edition
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When things change, I think that’s easy to get really wrapped up in the complaints.
- Scott Heiferman

I’d like to show an improved product rather than just talk about things we might do.
- Mark Zuckerberg

No one gives a damn about the size of your to-do list.
- Ryan Freitas

In many cases, the more you try to compete, the less competitive you actually are.
- Kathy Sierra
Startup Quote x Women 2.0 edition
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Make your team feel respected, empowered, and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.
- Tim Westergren

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.
- Arianna Huffington
Startup Quote x Women 2.0 edition
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It’s a good thing that at a startup, being stressed is often balanced by being excited. Otherwise the stress would kill you.
- Sachin Agarwal

It’s about doing things that you haven’t done before, where you’re still kind of a beginner, and not resting on your laurels.
- Caterina Fake
Startup Quote x Women 2.0 edition
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Design is a career where you learn creative decision making.
- Biz Stone

It’s much better to start during an economic downturn. Partnerships are easier; hiring is easier; and the competition starts later.
- Reid Hoffman

Choose something unique.
- Angelo Sotira

Get your idea out in the wild, iterate your ass off, and hopefully build something spectacular.
- Kyle Bragger

Marry the problem, not the solution.
- Dan Greenberg

If you don’t have a passion for your customers… you won’t create a company - you’ll create a job.
- Dan Martell

You make your own luck. Every single minute of every day.
- Hiten Shah

Think of it as you want it, not as it is!
- Larry Ellison

Make sure the thing you are working on is something you love.
- Brad Feld

Do or do not. There is no try.
- Yoda
(Startup Quote Anniversary Edition 5/5)
*Okay, Yoda does not run a startup, but he runs the Jedi Council! Happy April Fools’ Day!

Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.
- Bruce Wayne
(Startup Quote Anniversary Edition 4/5)

It’s not always the most popular person who gets the job done.
- Gordon Gekko
(Startup Quote Anniversary Edition 3/5)

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
- Forrest Gump
(Startup Quote Anniversary Edition 2/5)

Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.
- Tony Stark
(Startup Quote Anniversary Edition 1/5)

The utmost thing is the user experience, to have the most useful experience.
- Marissa Mayer

The young and the ambitious share a common risk: appearing naive.
- Scott Belsky

People are not good at expressing their frustration. The best way to listen to the customer is through metrics.
- Chris Hughes

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