13 startup quotes that will get you thinking

“Focus is about saying ‘no’”, and other such inspirations quotes from game-changers of the industry. Which one is your favourite?

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Few entrepreneurs share what their favourite startup quote of all time is. How can the list be complete without famous words from Gurus like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffet. Read on and be inspired!

Angela Pan, Angela B Pan Photography

“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” – Steve Jobs

Chad Halvorson, When I Work

“Launch now.” – Jason Fried

Andrew Schrage, Money Crashers Personal Finance

“I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” – Warren Buffett

Kevin Callahan, MapMyFitness

“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” – Stephen Case

Ben Lang, Mapped In Israel

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

Nicolas Gremion, Free-eBooks.net

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” – Wayne Gretzky

Joe Barton, Barton Publishing

“If you build it, they will come.” – “Field of Dreams”

Josh Weiss, Bluegala

“Drop the ‘the.’ Just Facebook. It’s cleaner.” – Sean Parker

Sarah Schupp, UniversityParent

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” – Thomas Jefferson

Kit Hickey, Ministry of Supply

“I start companies because it gives me an opportunity to create teams.” – Paul English

Jeff Berger, Doostang and Universum Grou

“Focus is about saying ‘no’.” – Steve Jobs

Felix LLuberes, Position Logic

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.” – Joel Spolsky

Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors

“Fortune favors the bold.” – Terence

 

The article was first published on StartupCollective.

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organisation comprising the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship programme that helps entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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