55 Powerful Startup Quotes To Ginger Your Hustle

55 Empowering Startup Quotes

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1. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” – Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder

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2. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

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3. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

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4. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” – Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder

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5. “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” – Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder

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6. “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, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO

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7. “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

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8. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder

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9. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried, 37signals founder

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10. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” – Tom Kelley, Ideo partner

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11. “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” – Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder + creator of Trello

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12.  “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” – Chris Dixon, personal investor

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13. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham, YCombinator co-founder

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14. “If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” – Ryan Freitas, About.me co-founder

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15. “An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” – David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO

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16. “The best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” – Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder and co-editor

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17. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” – Rob Kalin, Etsy founder

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18. “Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” – Tony Hsieh,  Zappos CEO

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19. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, Alltop co-founder and entrepreneur

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20. “Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” – Joel Spolsky, Stack Exchange CEO.

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21. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” – Garrett Camp, founder of Expa, Uber and StumbleUpon

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22. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

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23. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” – Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, author and blogger

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24. “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’ – Tom Preston-Werner, Github co-founder

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25. “Turn a perceived risk into an asset. – Aaron Patzer, Mint founder

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26. “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” – Bob Parsons, GoDaddy founder

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27. “No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” – Spencer Fry, CarbonMade co-founder

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28. “See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” – Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder

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29. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” – Noah Everett, Twitpic founder

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30. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

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31. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” – Larry Page, Google co-founder

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32. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

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33. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” – Dave Thomas, Founder, Wendy’s

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34. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump, USA president.

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35. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company founder

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36. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington The Huffington Post Media Group president and EIC

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37. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.” – Benjamin Franklin

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38. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case, AOL co-founder

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40. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, Disney founder

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41. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, Disney founder

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42. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, Google co-founder

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43. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics founder

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44. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” – Bill Gates,  Microsoft co-founder

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45. “You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder

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46. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself” – Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions, OWN founder

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47. “I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.” – Harland Sanders, KFC founder

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48. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” – Caterina Fake, Flickr co-founder

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49. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” -Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder

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50. “Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle.” -Wendy Tan White, MoonFruit co-founder and CEO

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51. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

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52. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” – Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founder and CEO

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53. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.” – Pierre Omidyar, Ebay founder and chairman

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54. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder.

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55. “Trust your instincts.” – Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder founder.

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Which of these quotes did you find most striking? Please leave a comment below.

See you next week Tuesday for another post to ginger your hustle.

And tomorrow, don’t miss our weekly post about feminity on the More Than Rubies segment.

 

 

 

Orode

Tank driving, cheeky amazon from Warri Kingdom. Copywriter by day, blogger by night, foodie round the clock.

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