Best Quotes for Entrepreneurs & CEO’s

Gordon Gekko

34 best quotes for entrepreneurs & CEO’s

  1. Don’t run when you lose, don’t whine when it hurts. It’s like first grade. No one likes a cry baby. Gordon Gekko
  2. If a lion could speak, we could not understand him.
  3. Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Einstein
  4. Solve a real problem. You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real problem. Aaron Patzer (mint founder.)
  5. The more successful you are, the more you need to learn and grow. Your commitment to learning has to be continuous and unrelenting. John Donahoe (Ebay)
  6. Optimism, pessimism, fuck that; we’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work. Elon Musk
  7. Quote on raising money: Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. Tim O’Reilly
  8. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. Steve Jobs
  9. People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe. Simon Sinek
  10. The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow. Ingvar Kamprad (Ikea founder)
  11. Ferrari doesn’t advertise on TV because their customers don’t watch much of it.  Patrick Bet-David
  12. Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you. Ton Hsieh
  13. Don’t find fault, find remedy. Anybody can complain. Henry Ford
  14. Recessions are great because they unlock the best people. Aaron Patzer Mint
  15. No one gives a damn about the size of your to do list. Ryan Freitas
  16. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. Steve Jobs
  17. It’s not always the most popular person who gets the job done. Gordon Gekko
  18. Sometimes you got to run before you can walk. Tony Stark from Ironman
  19. You never want to be completely alone at what you do. Competition is good for everyone. Marc Benioff (Salesforce)
  20. The first rule of doing work that matters: go to work on a regular basis. Seth Godin
  21. Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. Mark Zuckerberg
  22. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates
  23. Surviving a failure allows you more self confidence. Failing is a great learning tool, but it must be kept to an absolute minimum. CEO of GE Jeffrey Immelt
  24. It’s not about having a specific set time; both personal and professional lives are 24/7. It’s simply, more about making the right allocation to each one and recognizing that it’s going to be different every single day. CEO of Dupont Ellen Kullman
  25. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
  26. Sometimes, I think my most important job as a CEO is to listen for bad news. If you don’t act on it, your people will eventually stop bringing bad news to your attention and that is the beginning of the end. Bill Gates
  27. The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. Frank Lucas from American Gangster
  28. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stocks or he sells you a reason he can’t. Either way a sale is made, the only questions is who is gonna close. Jim Young (Ben Affleck)
  29. Do you create anything or just criticize others work and belittle their motivations. Steve Jobs.
  30. Projections are bullshit. They’re just guesses. Jason Fried 37 signals
  31. We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies. Walt Disney
  32. Sweat equity is the best startup capital. Mark Cuban
  33. Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture. Howard Schultz Starbucks.
  34. Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. Warren Buffett

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