Quotes for Entrepreneurs – May 2008

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

Continuing my twitter experiment from April I try to select a good quote every couple of days that is applicable to the challenges of entrepreneurship.  I collect these quotes for entrepreneurs into a blog post at the end of the month. Enter your E-mail if you would like Feedburner to deliver new blog posts to your inbox.

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“Practice is the best of all instructors.”
Publilius Syrus

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“You can’t hire someone to practice for you.”
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. see also his “21 Suggestions for Success

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“Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure.”
Sydney J. Harris

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“Innovation is the first reduction to practice of an idea in a culture.”
James Brian Quinn in “Intelligent Enterprise: A Knowledge and Service Based Paradigm for Industry

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“The First Step Toward Getting Somewhere Is To Decide That You Are Not Going To Stay Where You Are.”
J. Pierpont Morgan

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“Intelligence is defined by prediction. ”
Jeff Hawkins

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“HTML is now the default document format: a WYSIWYG editor for it is long overdue”
Kevin Marks in “Misunderstanding the Innovator’s Dilemma

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“We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.”
Roy Amara

This is also called “Amara’s Law” and often incorrectly attributed to Paul Saffo among others:

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  • SKMurphy » Quotes for Entrepreneurs - August 2008


    […] Continuing my twitter experiment from April, May, June, and July  I have continued to select a quote every couple of days that I believe is applicable to the challenges of entrepreneurship. Here are my choices for August: “Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.” Joaquin Setanti […]


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