Your business can’t be something to everyone. It needs to be everything to someone.
He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.
The cumulative effect of moving an inch a day for 30 years is far greater than moving several feet at a time once in a while.
Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.
Typically, in an entrepreneur, ambition outstrips resources and that inequality forces the entrepreneur to think differently. We’ve learned to innovate by raising our ambitions and constraining our resources.
Nitin Paranjpe, Hindustan Unilever
Change is your friend not your foe, change is a brilliant opportunity to grow.
Simon T. Bailey
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present.
Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman.
David M. Ogilvy
The Internet is based on a layered, end-to-end model that allows people at each level of the network to innovate free of any central control. By placing intelligence at the edges rather than control in the middle of the network, the Internet has created a platform for innovation.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
That’s the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along.
Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.
All who have accomplished great things, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
Orison Swett Marden
The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
You can’t depend on your judgement when your imagination is out of focus.
Miracles surround us at every turn if we but sharpen our perceptions to them.
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
Orison Swett Marden
We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.
To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.
A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.
Marian Wright Edelman
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Every day you get better at something or you get worse at it, you never stay the same.
People fail forward to success.
Mary Kay Ash
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
The more I see the less I know for sure.