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Keep in Mind: motivational quotes for startups

by Administrator, on Dec 10
Read our set of motivational quotes and priceless advices for startups from the Top world startup founders and serial entrepreneurs
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Idea

Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” - Guy Kawasaki, Alltop co-founder and entrepreneur

 “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” - Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder

Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” - Mark Pincus, Zynga CEO

A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about - 1. What its product is. 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.” - Dave McClure, 500Startups co-founder

 “If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” - Ryan Freitas, About.me co-founder

Funding

Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” - Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media founder

Stay self-funded as long as possible.” - Garrett Camp, founder of Expa, Uber and StumbleUpon

Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” - Noah Everett, Twitpic founder

 “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.” - Jason Calacanis, LAUNCH Ticker founder

Turn a perceived risk into an asset". - Aaron Patzer, Mint founder

HR

There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” - Jason Fried, 37signals founder

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.“ - Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO

You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” - Larry Page, Google co-founder

 “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” - Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

Prototype & product

If you’re going to put your product in beta - put your business model in beta with it.” - Joe Kraus, Google Ventures partner

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” - Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.” - Dennis Crowley, Foursquare co-founder

Nothing works better than just improving your product.” - Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder + creator of Trello

It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” - Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software founder

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Business development

Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” - Chris Dixon, personal investor

 “Always deliver more than expected.” - Larry Page, Google co-founder

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” - Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” - Lisa Stone, BlogHer co-founder and CEO

Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle.” - Wendy Tan White, MoonFruit co-founder and CEO

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