Startup advice from 15 successful entrepreneurs: Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Guy Kawasaki, Jack Dorsey, Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Dell, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and others.
Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft
“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
Dennis Crowley, Co-founder of Foursquare, Dodgeball
“Don't let anyone tell you your ideas are stupid or the thing you feel most passionate about 'won't work'".
Dharmesh Shah, Co-founder of HubSpot
“Stop thinking about making a million dollars and start thinking about serving a million people"
Elon Musk, Co-founder, CEO of Tesla Motors, Co-founder, CTO of SpaxeX, Co-founder of Paypal
“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that… you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve."
Guy Kawasaki, Chief-evangelist of Canva.com, Venture Capitalist, Best-Selling Author
“Don't wait for perfection. Good enough is good enough. It's not how great you start—it's how great you end up."
Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder, CEO of Twitter
Jack Ma, Founder, Chairman of Alibaba Group
Jeff Bezos, Founder, CEO of Amazon
Larry Page, Co-founder of Google
Mark Cuban, Owner of Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters
Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder, Chairman, CEO of Facebook
Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman, CEO of Dell
Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple
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