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Best Business Quotes From Top Entrepreneurs

Constantly think about how you could be doing things better. Keep questioning yourself

Elon Musk

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough

Mark Zuckerberg

Great companies are built on great products. When the product starts to become shoddy and uncompetitive, so does the company

Elon Musk

You are better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than not doing anything at all

Mark Zuckerberg

In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks

Mark Zuckerberg

There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you are good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backwards, even if it requires learning new skills

Jeff Bezos

Patience is a key element of success

Bill Gates

Vision without execution is daydreaming

Bill Gates

If your business is not on the Internet, then your business will be out of business

Bill Gates

If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table

Jeff Bezos

Focusing on the customer makes a company more resilient

Jeff Bezos

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

Jeff Bezos

In order to make the right decisions, you have to understand something. If you don’t understand something at a detailed level, you cannot make a decision

Elon Musk

Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do

Mark Cuban

Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future

Larry Page

Always deliver more than expected

Larry Page

Coming up with an idea is the least important part of creating something great. It has to be the right idea and have good taste, but the execution and delivery are what’s key

Larry Page

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become

Steve Jobs

My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people

Steve Jobs

Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years

Bill Gates

A business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better

Richard Branson

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming

Richard Branson

Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so

Richard Branson

A business has to be involving–it has to be fun. And, it has to exercise your creative instincts

Richard Branson

Your best investment is yourself. There is nothing that compares to it

Warren Buffett

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently

Warren Buffett

Starting a business is not for everyone. Generally, starting a business, I’d say, No. 1 is to have a high pain threshold. When you first start a company, there’s lots of optimism and things are great. Happiness at first is high, then you encounter all sorts of issues and happiness will steadily decline, and then you will go through a whole world of hurt, and then eventually, if you succeed—and in most cases, you will not succeed—if you succeed then, after a long time, you will finally get back to happiness

Elon Musk

It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction

Warren Buffett

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago

Warren Buffett

Great achievers are driven, not so much by the pursuit of success, but by the fear of failure

Larry Ellison

You have to believe in what you do in order to get what you want

Larry Ellison

The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit.”

Richard Branson

Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do

Mark Cuban

Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession

Mark Cuban

What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea

Mark Cuban

You have to believe in what you do in order to get what you want

Larry Ellison

Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are

Jack Ma

Whatever your goal in life, the beginning is knowledge and experience – or, briefly work

Henry Ford

Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die

Henry Ford

Nothing can be made except by makers, nothing can be managed except by managers. Money cannot make anything and money cannot manage anything

Henry Ford

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it

Henry Ford

The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.” 

Andrew Carnegie

I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line

Andrew Carnegie

You are what you think. So just think big, believe big, act big, work big, give big, forgive big, laugh big, love big and live big

Andrew Carnegie

It’s a romantic notion that you’re going to have one brilliant idea and then everything is going to be great… but the execution and delivery are what’s key

Sergey Brin

I had no dreams of such economic success. You should have fun and not be so weighed down by expectations

Sergey Brin

The essential question is not, “How busy are you?” but “What are you busy at?

Oprah Winfrey

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you

Oprah Winfrey

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work

Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith

Steve Jobs

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