Quotes For Entrepreneurs–April 2012

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

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“To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn’t know what to do or that he can’t do it on his own.”
John Gray

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“Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.”
Bertrand Russell

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“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”
Edwin Louis Cole

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“Just about every great, brave or beautiful thing in our culture was created by someone who didn’t do it for money.”
Seth Godin in “The Story of Money is Not a Straight Line

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“The technology is nothing without the team.”

I remember reading this as a caption to an magazine ad  more than a decade ago but I can no longer find the source. I used it as the title for “The Technology is Nothing Without the Team

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“Silicon Valley generates innovation faster than anywhere else because it has no stigma for good-faith failure.”
Michael O. Church in “Fail fast” is not an excuse for being a moron, a flake, or a scumbag.

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“He that has never suffered adversity is but half acquainted with others, or with himself.”
Charles Caleb Colton

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“Worry isn’t work. Anxiety isn’t work. Entertaining a sense of impending doom isn’t work.”
Dan Pallotta in “Worry Isn’t Work

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“The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.”
Alfred North Whitehead

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“Always choose to do what you will remember ten years from now.”
Richard A. Moran

See also “Nuts, Bolts, and Jolts by Richard Moran

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Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.”
Jose Ortega y Gasset

Support for the Information Diet

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“This company is yours to steer–toward opportunities and away from risks.”

“We are all stewards of our long-term relationship with our customers.”

“Everyone is a designer. Everyone can question each other’s work.”

Quotes from Valve Company Handbook (first edition 2012)

See also “Four Excerpts From Valve’s Employee Handbook That Belong In Yours

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“The key journalist of the future must be able to relate today’s event to yesterdays fact in a way that helps indicate tomorrows meaning.”
Edward Barrett

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“A hero is someone who, for the general good, takes the initiative to solve an ambiguous problem.”
James Bach “Why Software Projects Need Heroes

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