Whether you are thinking about starting a business, in the process of starting, or been in the game for years, we all need a pick me up and inspiration to help keep us going. Two simple reasons, one, just knowing that other people have done this before helps and, two, no matter who are and where your are in your business you can always learn something new (that’s a tip kids, write it down). So here are a list of 10 of our favourite quotes.
“Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” — Ryan Freitas, About.me co-founder
“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” —Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder
“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” —Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO
“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO
“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” —Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder
“Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” —Mark Pincus, Zynga CEO
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” —Paul Rand, Graphic Designer
“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” —Paul Graham, YCombinator co-founder
“Stay self-funded as long as possible.” —Garrett Camp, founder of Expa, Uber and StumbleUpon
“See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” —Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder
“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’ " —Tom Preston-Werner, Github co-founder
Have a great weekend everyone, keep those ideas flowing!