“The idea [the government’s ‘You Win’ campaign] is that instead of young people in Nigeria waiting to get employment, they should create their own jobs and employ their peers and employ other people.”
~ Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Economist, International Development Expert, Founder – NOI-Polls, Founder – Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (C-SEA), Euromoney Global Finance Minister of the Year (2005), Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003–2006, 2011–2015), Director-General of the World Trade Organization (3.1.2021 – ).
“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
“Community service has taught me all kinds of skills and increased my confidence.
You go out there and think on your feet, work with others and create something from nothing.
That’s what life’s all about.”
~ Andrew Shue,
Actor, Co-Founder of Do Something & CafeMom
“If you want to begin the journey to discover your entrepreneurial passion
you, first, must analyze your own interests, strengths, weaknesses, and desires.
You must consider carefully how hard you want to work.
And, then, you must research in a serious way the job or field in which you believe you might want to work.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model
“I am one of the lucky people in the world;
I found something I always wanted to do,
and I have enjoyed every single minute of it.”
~ John William “Johnny” Carson,
Television Host, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992)
Comedian, Writer, Producer, Actor, Musician,
Emmy Awards (6x), the Governor’s Award recipient, Peabody Award (1985),
Television Academy Hall of Fame (1987),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1992) & Kennedy Center Honor (1993)
“What I really need is for people to know that I don’t just do this,
I do this and this and this and this. We all have creativity in us and
we all are multi-dimensional and we are all interested in a lot of things
and that women are fabulous. We can handle a lot of things.
There is a general knowledge that I am multi-dimensional,
that when you are creative you do a lot of things.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman and Health Spokesperson
“There were periods of my life
when a lot of people didn’t believe in me.
I still had faith in myself.
I really had to ask myself life questions.
Where do I see myself in five years?
Create a ladder for yourself,
and walk up the steps. Climb that ladder.”
a.k.a Stacy Ann Ferguson ,
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Actress & Fashion Designer,
American Music Award, amfAR Inspiration Gala Awards (3),
ASCAP Awards (6), Billboard Music Awards (8), FiFi Award
Footwear News Achievement Award, Glamour Award & Grammy Awards (8)
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,
and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
~ 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)
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.
It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas,
… 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 (only).”
~ Nolan Key Bushnell,
Engineer, Entrepreneur & Founder
Atari, Inc. & Chuck E. Cheese Pizza-Time Theaters
“A friend of mine, a Hispanic entrepreneur,
asked me a question sometime ago, he said,
‘When is the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?’
I think it’s a great question.
I’ll tell you, in my life
I’ve never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler,
because in our community,
it would be viewed as shameful
to be out on the street begging..”
“I think of myself as very basic. I am a craftsperson and I sew like that.
I sew beautiful clothes. I am nothing more than a worker sitting behind a sewing machine.
That’s where I feel most comfortable, that’s where I am the best.
That’s what I do best and it’s very basic.”
~ Koos Van Den Akker,
Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur, &
Creator of the ‘Bill Cosby’ Sweaters.