January 21, 2015

What smart people said about entrepreneurship and innovation

“People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” — Simon Sinek
“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it” — Steve Jobs
“Entrepreneurship is “risky” mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing.” — Peter F. Drucker
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” — Peter Drucker
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”— Steve Jobs.
“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction” — Picasso
“If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse” — Henry Ford
“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” — Donald Trump
“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius
“The truth is that entrepreneurship is more like a roller coaster ride than a cruise.” — Vivek Wadhwa
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.” — Warren G. Tracy’s student
“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” — Richard Branson
“Dominate in your domain; You can do it.”―Jaachynma N.E. Agu
“Example is not the main thing in influencing other people; it’s the only thing.” — Abraham Lincoln
“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.” — Thomas Edison
“Always make your future bigger than your past.” — Dan Sullivan
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn
“Many people have serious academic degrees but cannot find a job, and sadly their degrees are so limited that they cannot even think about how to create a job for themselves.” — Haki R. Madhubuti
“Our success has really been based on partnerships from the very beginning.” — Bill Gates
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don't let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs