Quotes For Entrepreneurs–October 2014

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Quotes, skmurphy

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“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”
Benjamin Franklin

Certainly many folks in small California towns are learning this, and perhaps shortly in the bigger cities.

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“What I need most is somebody to make me do what I can.”
Emerson

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“One of the hallmarks of the entrepreneurial journey is diving in over your head.”
Sean Murphy

Opening sentence to “Diving In Over Your Head.”

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“The entrepreneur shifts economic resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher productivity and greater yield” Jean Baptiste Say

Say coined the term “entrepreneur.” h/t Fleming Funch

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“It is not that he is ignorant, it is that so much of what he knows is not true.”
Mark Twain

h/t Conal Elliott’s Quotes Collections

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“Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.”
Benjamin Disraeli

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Dictum Meum Pactum “My Word is My Bond.”
Motto of London Stock Exchange 1773

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“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
Jane Howard in “Families

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“It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.”
Margaret Wander Bonanno in “A Certain Slant of Light

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“A man is not educated until he has the ability to summon, in an emergency, his mental powers in vigorous exercise to effect his proposed object”
Daniel Webster

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“The protagonist of your storyboard should be your customer.”
Tristan Kromer (@TriKro)

The customer is also the hero of your demo, the hero in your success stories, and can see themselves in any “before” story you offer.

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“Practice being excited.”
Bill Foster

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“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time”
Stephen Swid

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Contrary to widespread faith in “communication” and “knowledge transfer,” information has a social life, and unless new insights are embedded in the social system they evaporate.
Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin and Monique Sternin The Power of Positive Deviance

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“What I’m spending my time doing now is this: learning how to build a real business. And by real, I mean a business that has money coming in the door from day one. Businesses that make money can be started in any investment climate. They don’t go out of style.”
Dan Shipper (@DanShipper) in “Why I am Doing It All Wrong

Quote originally highlighted in “Dan Shipper: Every Sustainable Business Follows From Solid Fundamentals

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“Excellent! Your account has been deleted.”

Actual on-screen confirmation message I received from an application I had been evaluating: I didn’t realize they felt the same way.

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The truth needs so little rehearsal.
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

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Form fills are urgent voice mails: respond before the requester finds another solution or moves on to their next challenge.”
Sean Murphy  in “Tips for Low Cost Marketing of Your Services

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“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.”
Eric Hoffer

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“Ingratitude is always a form of weakness. I have never known a man of real ability to be ungrateful.”
Goethe

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“Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.”
Samuel Butler in “Note-Books of Samuel Butler

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“The creative adult is the child who has survived.”
Ursula K. LeGuin

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 “In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

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“Anger at lies lasts forever.
Anger at truth can’t last.”
Greg Evans

h/t Famous Quotes @famousquotefeed

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What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Mignon Mclaughlin

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“Suspicion is rather a Virtue than a Fault, as long as it doth like a Dog that watches, and does not bite.
A wise Man, in trusting another, must not rely upon his Promise against his Nature.
Early Suspicion is often an Injury, and late Suspicion is always a Folly.
A wise Man will keep his Suspicions muzzled, but he will keep them awake.”
George Savile in “Political, Moral, and Miscellaneous Reflections” [PDF]

rendered at “twitter-length” as

“Suspicion is like a dog that watches but does not bite. A wise man keeps his suspicions muzzled but awake.”
George Savile

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“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
Ernest Hemingway

h/t Nathan Ketsdever

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“The first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.”
Sir William Osler

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“Worry is essentially a misuse of imagination.”
Alex Osborn

h/t Quotes on Design

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“If you lose one sense, your other senses are enhanced. That’s why people with no sense of humour have an increased sense of self-importance.”
Bob Kostic (@CausticBob)

h/t That Software Guy (@ThatSoftwareGuy)

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“Please stop comparing Ebola to non-exponential causes of death or more prevalent infectious diseases that started as small as Ebola is now.”
John Durant (@johndurant)

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“Greatness is not born from one success. Greatness is born from persevering through the countless failed attempts that preceded.”
Simon Sinek (@SimonSinek)

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“Control is easy: pay market rates for work you want done. Finding partners who fill in your weak spots and help steer is hard.”
Sean Murphy

I have recently been talking to more entrepreneurs who have an idea and are looking for co-founders to help implement it but they seem to place a very high value on the idea in the absence of execution.

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“When you start to indulge yourself, remember it is what they do with invalids and children.”
Henry S. Haskins

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