Quotes for Entrepreneurs – February 2010

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

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“When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.”
William Wrigley Jr.  in a 1931 interview in “The American Magazine”

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“Your brand is the promise that you keep.”
Kristin Zhivago

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“Plans are made, unmade, revised, and recast through action and interaction with others on a daily basis.”
Saras Sarasvathy

See also “Saras Sarasvathy’s Effectual Reasoning Model for Expert Entrepreneurs

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“Ask for input only if you plan to do something with it or about it.”
Richard Moran “Nuts, Bolts, and Jolts

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“Simple ain’t easy.”
Thelonious Monk

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“One competitor to customer development is a co-founder’s belief that product development, in and of itself, creates value.”
Sean Murphy

See also “Customer Development Proceeds in Parallel with Product Development

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“Sometimes I am blocked by things I can see, other times by things I cannot. Too often, it’s just my fear of the unknown.”
Sean Murphy in in “Iron Bars, Plexiglass, and Masking Tape

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“From a distance you look like an aircraft carrier, but as you get closer it becomes clear you are really a thousand canoes. ”
Rick Munden recounting a vendor’s description of TI

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas Edison

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“The surest way to be cheated is to think oneself cleverer than other people.”
La Rochefoucauld

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