Extreme Wealth & Responsibility

“For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth.
But, with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility.
And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people,
and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.”
~ Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson,
Business Magnate & Investor, Philanthropist, & Founder of Virgin Group
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Creative Entrepreneurs

“Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs,
whether it’s artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs
who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance
it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model

The Lessons of ‘Failure’

“It’s fine to celebrate success,
yet it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
~ Bill Gates,
a.k.a. William Henry Gates III
Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author,
Co-Founder of Microsoft & Philanthropist

Even If Everything is Lost, You’ll Survive

“Happiness, to me, is knowing that if I lose everything I will still be O.K.”
~ Tony Hsieh,
Internet Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist,
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2007)
Co-Founder of Venture Frogs & Author

A Million Dollars’ Worth of Love

“The only way to get love is to be lovable.
It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money.
You’d like to think you could write a check:
‘I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love.’
But it doesn’t work that way.
The more you give love away, the more you get.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder – Buffett Foundation

Nearly Every Moment

“Nearly every moment of every day,
we have the opportunity to give something to someone else
– our time, our love, our resources.”
~ S. Truett Cathy,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Chick-fil-A, Founder – WinShape Foundation,
Foster Parent (30 years), Horatio Alger Award,
Omicron Delta Kappa Laurel Crowned Circle Award (2009),
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership (2008),
Norman Vincent & Ruth Stafford Peale Humanitarian Award,
Boy Scouts of America Silver Buffalo Award,
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership,
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame (2003)

Business: Risks & Chances

“In business, there’s a difference between a risk and a chance.
A well-calculated risk may very well end up
as an investment in your business.
A careless chance can cause it to crumble.
And when an opportunity presents itself,
never assume it will be your last.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model

Automation Applied

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is
that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation
will magnify the inefficiency.”
~ Bill Gates,
a.k.a. William Henry Gates III
Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author,
Co-Founder of Microsoft & Philanthropist

Integrity: The Real

“Real integrity is doing the right thing,
knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

Oprah G. Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Love: A Million Dollars Worth

“The only way to get love is to be lovable.
It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check:
‘I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t work that way.
The more you give love away, the more you get.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

Two Primary Choices

“There are two primary choices in life:
to accept conditions as they exist
or accept the responsibility for changing them.

~ Denis Waitley,
Motivational Speaker,
Consultant & Author

Once You Learn

“Once you learn how to start and build a business,
you can do it over and over again.
The principles are the same.”
~ Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson,
Business Magnate & Investor, Philanthropist, & Founder of Virgin Group

A Yardstick of Quality

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
~ Steve Jobs,
Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, &
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple, Inc.
Founder & CEO of NeXT, Disney Legend (2013, posthumously)
Grammy Trustees Award (2012), California Hall of Fame (2007)
‘Most Powerful Person in Business’ by Fortune Magazine (2007)
Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by Inc. Magazine (1989)
Jefferson Award for Public Service (1987) & National Medal of Technology (1985)

Negativity Banished

“The old saying that “success breeds success” has something to it.
It’s that feeling of confidence that can banish negativity
and procrastination and get you going the right way.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

Persistent, Unshakeable Gratitude

“Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned
to be grateful, no matter what happened in my life..”

~ Oprah Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

Acumen’s Discernment

“Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly.
When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it.
It’s a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

A Daily Discipline

“Take the pains required to become what you want to become, or
you might end up becoming something you’d rather not be.
That is, also, a daily discipline and worth considering.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

Only One?

“Never depend on single income.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

Passion: A Most Obvious Guide

“I feel like in a world where we all try to
figure out our place and our purpose here,
your passions are one of your most obvious guides.”
~ Nick Woodman,
Founder of GoPro

You Will Make It!

“If you are hardworking and determined,
you will make it and that’s the bottom line’’.
~ Isabel dos Santos,
Investor

Passion: The Driving Fire

“Whether you’ve found your calling,
or if you’re still searching,
passion should be the fire
that drives your life’s work.”
~ Michael Dell,
Founder of Dell Computers

Motivate & Inspire

“I’ve never chased money.
It’s always been about what I can do
to motivate and inspire people.”
~ Tyler Perry
a.k.a Emmitt Perry Jr.
,
Actor, Author, Playwright, Producer, Director & Songwriter

Just for Validation

“Don’t solicit feedback on
your product, idea or your business
just for validation purposes.
You want to tell the people
who can help move your idea forward,
but if you’re just looking
to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife
for validation, be careful.
It can stop a lot of multi-million-dollar ideas
in their tracks in the beginning.”
~ Sara Blakely,
Founder of Spanx

Getting It at the Right Time

“I think in business, you have to learn to be patient.
Maybe I’m not very patient myself.
But I think what I’ve learned the most is
to be able to wait for something
and get it when it’s the right time.”
~ Bernard Arnault,
Founder of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Hennessy

Do It, Spectacularly!

“If I’m going to do something,
I do it spectacularly
or I don’t do it at all.”
~ Al-Waleed bin Talal,
Businessman & Investor