Quotes For Entrepreneurs–January 2011

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

A collection of quotes of interest and use to entrepreneurs: these quotes for entrepreneurs were identified in January 2011. You can follow @skmurphy to get them hot off the mojo wire or wait until the end of the month when these quotes for entrepreneurs are collected on the blog. Enter your E-mail if you would like Feedburner to deliver new blog posts to your inbox.


Quotes For Entrepreneurs January 2011

“…to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.”
Robert Louis Stevenson in “El Dorado” (collected in Virginibus Puerisque)

Cited in “Traveling Hopefully” my inaugural post for 2011

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“The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed.”
Charles Louis de Montesquieu (1689-1755) in “Pensees Diverses

Cited in “Take Time to Walk Around the Problem

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“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
C. Northcote Parkinson “Parkinson’s Law

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“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about”
Charles Kingsley

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“Little by little, one travels far”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Cited in “Most Powerful Insights are Simple.”

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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
Maya Angelou

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“And would some Power the small gift give us
To see ourselves as others see us!
It would from many a blunder free us,”
Robert Burns “To a Louse

Quoted in To See Ourselves As Others See Us.

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“The person you are the most afraid to contradict is yourself.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s opening aphorism in “The Bed of Procrustes

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“Every chess master was once a beginner.”
Irving Chernev

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“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
Sean O’Casey

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“My proposal for a code of ethics for economists:
take into account the possibility that you may be wrong.”
Arnold Kling “My Proposal for a Code of Ethics for Economists

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“Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.”
Anita Roddick

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“An idea starts to be interesting when you get scared of taking it to its logical conclusion”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s second aphorism in “The Bed of Procrustes

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“Your conversion strategy should go beyond the prospect becoming a paying customer to include keeping customers & leveraging them into more.”
Chris Hopf

My take is “the most significant early milestone for a bootstrapper is making the first dollar of revenue from a customer willing to act as a reference.” See “Mapping the Path To Your First Dollar — Handout

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“Conferences should be all about conversations. Most of the events are not well structured for conversations at present.”
Dorai Thodla

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“I wouldn’t give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity;
I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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