Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task; one has to be clear with the vision and mission of his startup. Whether being in the early stage or product launch, some components have to be asked to self that would help to frame a clear picture of the business.
There’s something about quotes that we all find irresistible. Maybe it’s that they tend to come from ordinary people who have gone on to do extraordinary things in their lives. Or it could be that by reading their words we tap into something we feel is possible for ourselves as well. Some of the quotes by famous entrepreneurs that help in motivating self through rough patches are given below-
Michael Jeffrey Jordan is Chairman and majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, which he purchased in 2010. He is only the third Black American and the first NBA player to become a Billionaire. He is the first former NBA player and only the second Black American to be the majority owner of an NBA franchise
Mr. Jordan is ranked as the 1741 richest person in the world. His net worth is estimated by Forbes Magazine at $1.1 billion from his 89% stake in the Hornets, endorsements deals and $90 million in salary from the Bulls.
“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.
2) Henry ford
At 16, he left home for the nearby city of Detroit, where he found apprentice work as a machinist. He returned to Dear born and work on the family farm after three years, but continued to operate and service steam engines and work occasional stints in Detroit factories. While working as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit, Henry Ford (1863-1947) built his first gasoline-powered horseless carriage, the Quadricycle, in the shed behind his home. In 1903, he established the Ford Motor Company, and five years later the company rolled out the first Model T.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.
3) Walt Disney
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. Walt developed the character Mickey Mouse in 1928, his first highly popular success; he also provided the voice for his creation in the early years Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Fantasia, Pinocchio (both 1940), Dumbo (1941) and Bambi (1942), furthered the development of animated film. New animated and live-action films followed including the critically successful Cinderella (1950) and Mary Poppins (1964), the second of which received five Academy Awards.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.
4) Malcolm Forbes
He was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was known as an avid promoter of capitalism and free market trade, and for an extravagant lifestyle, spending on parties, travel, and his collection of homes, yachts, aircraft, art, motorcycles.
“When you cease to dream you cease to live” – Malcolm Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Magazine.
5) Peter Drucker
Peter F. Drucker was a writer, professor, management consultant and self-described “social ecologist,” who explored the way human beings organize themselves and interact much the way an ecologist would observe and analyze the biological world. Throughout his work, Drucker called for a healthy balance—between short-term needs and long-term sustainability; between profitability and other obligations; between the specific mission of individual organizations and the common good; between freedom and responsibility.
Drucker’s first major work, The End of Economic Man, was published in 1939. After reading it, Winston Churchill described Drucker as “one of those writers to whom almost anything can be forgiven because he not only has a mind of his own, but has the gift of starting other minds along a stimulating line of thought.”
“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.
6) Mark Zuckerberg
Currently he is only 31 and he is one of the 5 founders of the biggest social networking site- Face book. In 2015, his net worth was estimated at $35.7 billion. But the fact that he is one of the youngest billionaires is the less interesting one. The cool stuff here is actually his start up story, describing how a kid became the founder and later the manager of one of the most influential websites on Earth.
“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.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.
7) Dhirubhai Ambani
Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani, better known as Dhirubhai Ambani, is not an unheard name to an Indian. As the founder of India’s largest private firm and second largest publicly traded company in the country, Reliance Industries, Dhirubhai has undoubtedly made enormous capital in his lifetime. He started his journey with only Re 1 and while he has created wealth, it not just for himbut equally for his thousands of shareholders.
“Think big, think fast, think ahead. Ideas are no one’s monopoly”. Founder of Reliance Pvt Ltd.