Quotes

“Some people see things as they are and ask why. Other people dream of things that never were and ask why not.”
~George Bernard Shaw

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
~Walt Disney

“Profit for a company is like oxygen for a person. If you don’t have enough of it, you’re out of the game. But if you think your life is about breathing, you’re really missing something.”
~Peter Drucker

” Confidence is like Oxygen, when you have it you don’t think about it, but if you lose it for 5 minutes, that’s the only thing you think about.”
~Warren Buffett

“We must become the change we want to see.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

“You got to be greedy when others are fearful and you got to be fearful when others are greedy.”
~Warren Buffett

“Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.”
~Scott Adams.

“Stay hungry, stay foolish.”
~Steve Jobs

“Positivism is a discipline we all need to hone.”
~[Unknown]

“Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.”
~Randy Pausch

“It’s easy to be smart when you are parodying smart people.”
~Randy Pausch

“Wait long enough and people will surprise and impress you.”
~Randy Pausch

“It’s not about how to achieve your dreams, it’s about how to lead your life. if you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you.”
~Randy Pausch.

“Luck is truly where preparation meets opportunity.”
~Randy Pausch.

“Event + Response = Outcome.
Event is not under your control, but you want to control the Outcome. What you can do is work on the Response to an Event.”
~[Unknown]

“A camel is a horse designed by a committee.”
~[Unknown]

“In looking for someone to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. But the most important is integrity, because if they don’t have that, the other two qualities, intelligence and energy, are going to kill you. ”
~Warren Buffett

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things. Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.”
~Peter Drucker

“It takes three years to be an overnight success, sometimes more.”
~Seth Godin

“The computer, being a mechanical moron, can handle only quantifiable data.”
~Peter Drucker

“Making changes to better appeal to customer is INNOVATION.”
~Peter Drucker

“Providing more desirable products, services, and customer experiences is vital to the continued existence of any business. And that is INNOVATION.”
~Peter Drucker

“If you’re utopian, you’re never satisfied.”
~Alan Kay

“The world belongs to the discontented.”
~Oscar Wilde

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”
~John Wooden

“To quit taking risks is a serious risk!”
~Donald Keough

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land.”
~Helen Keller

“You never get a second chance to have a first experience.”
~Clotaire Rapailli

“If you don’t know jewelry, know the jeweler.”
~Warren Buffett

“If horses had controlled investment decisions, there would have been no auto industry.”
~Warren Buffett

“Don’t ask the barber whether you need a haircut.”
~Warren Buffett

“Leadership is all about raising the aspirations of people.”
~Narayan Murthy

“There is no better catalyst to success than curiosity.”
~Michael Dell

“When you are failing, you are forced to be creative, to dig deep and think, night and day.”
~Bill Gates

“Leadership is the self-confidence of working with people smarter than you.”
~Azim Premji

“Rules broken today become norms tomorrow.”
~Bill Gates

“Don’t spend too much time waiting for the perfect opportunity, you might miss the right one.”
~Michael Dell

“Speed is irrelevant if you are travelling in the wrong direction.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
~Apple advertisement

“Innovation without imitation is a complete waste of time.”
~Mike Rowe

“It’s easier to be authentic if you don’t say you are authentic.”
~Joseph Pine

“It’s like athletes: To be a great company you need great competitors…It’s what keeps you alive and keeps you honest.”
~Craig Barrett

“If you go through your career and never make a mistake, you’ve never tried anything worthwhile.”
~Donald Kendall

“Know thy enemy and know thyself, a hundred battles, a hundred victories.”
~Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
~John F. Kennedy

“Only the paranoid survive.”
~Andy Grove

“If the reason for doing something is that everyone else is doing it, it’s not a good enough reason.”
~Warren Buffett

“Good big decisions do not take time at all, if they do you are in trouble.”
~Warren Buffett

“You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.”
~Warren Buffett

“Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get.”
~Warren Buffett

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve.
It does not matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle—when the sun comes up, you had better be running!”
~Todd Jick, Professor, Columbia Business School

“Everyone has got a circle of competence. The important thing is not how big the circle is, the important thing is that you stay inside the circle.”
~Warren Buffett

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
~Warren Buffett

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“It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
~Warren Buffett

‎”In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
~[Unknown]

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”
~Gautam Buddha

“Vision without execution is a daydream. Execution without vision is a nightmare.”
~Japanese Proverb

“If an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”
~Albert Einstein

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
~French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“The most common source of management mistakes is not the failure to find the right answer. It is the failure to ask the right questions.”
~Peter Drucker

“Not everything that is important can be counted, not everything that can be counted is important.”
~Albert Einstein

“Persevere. Nothing worthwhile is easy.”
~Barack Obama

“Simplicity is really hard.”
~Jonathan Ive

“Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in the second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
~APJ Abdul Kalam

“Nobody is right all the time and even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
~Bill Clinton

“Innovation = Experimentation + Willingness to Invent”
~Jeff Bezos

“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness sake don’t do anything new.”
~Jeff Bezos

“Focusing on the customer makes a company more resilient.”
~Jeff Bezos

“Start with the customer and work backwards.”
~Jeff Bezos

“You can’t beat someone who won’t give up.”
~Anonymous

“You can’t win on innovation unless you have a way to communicate it to customers.”
~Steve Jobs

“The mark of an innovative company is not only that it comes up with new ideas first, but also that it knows how to leapfrog when it finds itself behind.”
~Steve Jobs

“Its kind of fun to do the impossible.”
~Walt Disney

“The eloquent man is he who is no beautiful speaker but who is insanely and desperately drunk with a certain belief.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
~ Bill Gates

“Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.”
~Bill Gates

“Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. … Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”
~Elon Musk

“Frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.”
~Jeff Bezos

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
~Swami Vivekananda