In entrepreneurship and business, as in many other activities in life, we must have an example to follow that is very valuable. These iconic entrepreneurs not only help us follow their steps and avoid their mistakes, but also give us a good dose of inspiration.
Co-founder of Apple:
«Your time is limited, so do not waste it living someone else’s life. Do not get caught up in the dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thoughts. Do not let the noise of others’ opinions drown your inner voice. And most importantly: have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Somehow they already know what you really want to be. Everything else is secondary». This was said in 2005 at a graduation ceremony at Stanford.
Co-founder of Disney Productions.
«All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.» Taken from the book How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life.
President of Virgin Group.
«My biggest motivation? Keep challenging myself. I see life as a long university education that I never had-every day I’m learning something new. »
Guru of the media.
«Every time you define what you want to believe in, you are the first to hear it. It is a message to you and to others about what you think is possible. Do not put a roof over yourself. »
President of Microsoft.
«It’s good to celebrate success but it’s more important to pay attention to the lessons of failure.»
Founder of Ford.
«Failure is only the opportunity to start anew more intelligently … A business absolutely dedicated to service will only have a concern about the profits: they will be too big».
Co-founder of Google.
«You do not need to have a company of 100 people to develop that idea.» Taken from a 2001 article published in BusinessWeek.
President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
«It takes 20 years to create a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think that way, you will do things differently. » From a 2011 story published in The Guardian.
President and CEO of Amazon.
«One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to force their interest. You do not choose your passions; your passions choose you. » From the book Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career.
Founder of Def Jam Records
«I’ve been blessed to find people smarter than me, and they help me execute the vision I have.» From a 2010 article in Brandmaker News.
These are inspiring quotes from these famous entrepreneurs that will be useful to take them into account in your daily work.