The biggest risk is not taking any risk.— Mark Zuckerberg
Controversy Starting A Business quotations
I didn't follow the policies of those already in the business.
If I had, I would never have made a go of it. Instead, I started out with the determination to make a better nickel chocolate bar than any of my competitors made, and I did so.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
People tend to think that in order to start a new business they have to come up with something new and dazzling, but that's a myth - and it's often propagated by venture capitalists.
There is no gaming table in the world where loaded dice are tolerated, no athletic field where men must not start fair. Yet Mr. Rockefeller has systematically played with loaded dice, and it is doubtful if there has ever been a time since 1872 when he has run a race with a competitor and started fair.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
I followed someone who had very large shoes.
He had very large shoes. Mr. J. R. D. Tata. He was a legend in the Indian business community. He had been at the helm of the Tata organization for 50 years. You were almost starting to think he was going to be there forever.
Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
I would love to see Mr. (Henry) Ford in there, really. I don't know who started the idea that a President must be a Politician instead of a Business man. A Politician can't run any other kind of business. So there is no reason why he can run the U.S. That's the biggest single business in the World.
I am more scared now that I was at any point since I began trading, because I recognize how ephemeral success can be in this business. I know that to be successful, I have to be frightened. My biggest hits have always come after I have had a great period and I started to think that I knew something.
Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk.
.. In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Being an entrepreneur isn't really about starting a business.
It's a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge.
To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big.
I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
There's an entrepreneur right now, scared to death, making excuses, saying, 'It's not the right time just yet.' There's no such thing as a good time. I started an apparel-manufacturing business in the tech-boom years. I mean, come on. Get out of your garage and go take a chance, and start your business.
As soon as I stopped trying to think about a business idea and started focusing on what I’m passionate about, that’s when it came to me.
The very first company I started failed with a great bang.
The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn't fail. It still didn't really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.
A lot of people seem to think I started this business.
But rock 'n' roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that kind of music like colored people. Let's face it: I can't sing like Fats Domino can. I know that.
The man who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed, you must have a larger ambition.
In 1989, I started the National Association of Business Women.
We incorporated microfinance and different job training for women. We did a survey, with USAID, that found women lacked training, credit and information.
Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.
The print magazine and print journalism industry is obviously in a great deal of trouble, and one of the things that happened when this business started to give way to the Internet and to broadcast television is that a lot of organizations started cutting specifically investigative journalism and they also started cutting fact-checkers.
I started in the restaurant business at the age of 19 as a waitress.
I loved the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the restaurant business. I loved not having to go to an office. I loved making people happy.
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 worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.
When I'm old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say 'wow, that was an adventure,' not 'wow, I sure felt safe.'
When you find an idea that you just can't stop thinking about, that's probably a good one to pursue.
There's not a chance we'll reach our full potential until we stop blaming each other and start practicing personal accountability.
A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
I remember when I first started in the business, I lost a lot of friends.
Some were jealous, some were annoyed at the fact that I was an actress.
The difficulty with businessmen entering politics, after they've had a successful business career, is that they want to start at the top.
If you start a chocolate company, you can't compete with Cadbury in the first ten years because they are a big company.
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 have had more magazine covers in the last 25 years than I have had in my whole elongated career. [...] Today I am in a territory that business considers unmarketable: age and white hair. Slowly, however, I started to own that territory little by little because I stood up for age.