The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.

— Harold Geneen

Profound Entrepreneurial quotations

Always deliver more than expected.

Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.

One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don't choose your passions; your passions choose you.

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them.

If you just work on stuff that you like and you're passionate about, you don't have to have a master plan with how things will play out.

Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.

If you look at the fact that the best chance we have for a good economy is the private sector. The government cannot create jobs. If the government could create jobs, then Communism would have worked. But didn't work. So what we have to do is allow the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit to lead us back to a job-filled recovery.

Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go!

I have reviewed literally hundreds of dotcoms in my drive to bring Boomer Esiason Foundation onto the Internet, and have selected ClickThings as a partner because of the advanced technology it offers small business, and its understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business community.

Most new jobs won't come from our biggest employers.

They will come from our smallest. We've got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy.

I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity.

Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.

Remember: if the most unique ideas were obvious to everyone, there wouldn’t be entrepreneurs. The one thing that every entrepreneurial journey has in common is that there are many, many steps on the road to success.

You shouldn't focus on why you can't do something, which is what most people do.

You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.

Don't try to be original; just try to be good.

Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.

After working for 14 years on Wall Street and growing up in a family with strong roots in small business, I know how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to attaining the American dream.

The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning;

to create a product or service to make the world a better place.

I'm not afraid of dying I'm afraid of not trying

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

It's important to get in the habit of growing as a human being, developing and refining leadership and management skills and entrepreneurial instincts and changing to accommodate the times.

If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late.

Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa's next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa.

What we need is an entrepreneurial society in which innovation and entrepreneurship are normal, steady and continuous.

I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.

...most entrepreneurial types are free-wheelers who like to do a variety of things and do not enjoy routine tasks. But a smart entrepreneur will eventually learn that while ideas start businesses, organization makes them successful.

I am not primarily an entrepreneurial businessman. I'm primarily a playboy philosopher.

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.

If we didn't have the Albanian entrepreneurial spirit and financial support from the diaspora, this stupid political class would have destroyed the country by now.