Quotes for Entrepreneurs – May 2008

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 new blog posts to your inbox.

Quotes for Entrepreneurs – May 2008

“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, see Rex Hammock’s “So what exactly did Paul Saffo say and when did he say it?

Update Jan-2018: I came across this quote that predates the earliest credited to Amara by a decade:

“Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.”
Neil Armstrong in an address to a Joint Session of Congress, Sep-16-1969

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