Quotes For Entrepreneurs – November 2008

By | 2014-08-14T20:46:21+00:00 November 30th, 2008|Quotes, skmurphy|1 Comment

I now see books being written and thousand dollar a seat conferences offered on how to use twitter. My model is fairly simple, starting in April of this year I post quotes that I believe are useful, thought provoking or otherwise inspiring for entrepreneurs on @skmurphy. I try and post about ten quotes for entrepreneurs a month and collect them at the end of the month in a blog post. Enter your E-mail if you would like Feedburner to deliver new blog posts to your inbox.

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“Ancient Greeks defined happiness as the exercise of vital powers, along lines of excellence, in a life affording them scope”
Edith Hamilton in “The Greek Way

This quote inspired “Offer Scope for Employees to Exercise Their Vital Powers

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“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”
Eric Hoffer in “Reflections On The Human Condition

See also “Thanksgiving 2008” and a longer quote in “Unfamiliar Pain

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“Base your strategy on things that won’t change.”
Jeff Bezos

See also “Jeff Bezos on Strategic Planning

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“Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”
Paul Goodman

See also “Quotes on Operational Excellence“)

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“Effective prototyping may be the most valuable core competence an innovative organization can hope to have.”
Michael Schrage

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“Good business development is a sincere interest in clients and their problems, and spending time to be helpful to them.”
David H. Maister

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“I am reaching OSHA limits for PowerPoint exposure.”
Larry Lang

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“We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.”
Stephen Vincent BenetLitany for Dictatorships

Good advice for first time managers and CEO’s.

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“Point of view is worth 80 IQ points.”
Alan Kay

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“Despair is not only a sin but bad tactics.”
Brian Dunbar in “Vote

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“Going to SCORE is a lot like asking your grandpa for driving advice.”
Cass Brewer, founder Truth to Power

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  1. Steve Moore December 3, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Really good quotes … I especially like the one about SCORE… too funny!

    One of my favorite quotes is from Brian Tracy;

    “Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure.”

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