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Success and startup quotes. Taken from the chrome extension of the same name: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/success-and-startup-quote/igahjgigpakabalcildfclkgijdcakdo
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{
"quote": "In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.",
"author": "Seth Godin",
"source": "https://www.amazon.com/Purple-Cow-New-Transform-Remarkable/dp/1591843170"
},
{
"quote": "It’s counterintuitive, but the way to grow your business is to focus entirely on your existing customers. Just thrill them, and they’ll tell everyone",
"author": "Derek Sivers",
"source": "https://www.amazon.com/Anything-You-Want-Lessons-Entrepreneur/dp/1511366079",
"twitter": "sivers"
},
{
"quote": "Business is not about money. It’s about making dreams come true for others and for yourself.",
"author": "Derek Sivers",
"source": "https://www.amazon.com/Anything-You-Want-Lessons-Entrepreneur/dp/1511366079",
"twitter": "sivers"
},
{
"quote": "Extraordinary benefits accrue to the tiny minority of people who are able to push just a tiny bit longer than most.",
"author": "Seth Godin",
"source": "https://www.amazon.com/Dip-Seth-Godin/dp/0749928301"
},
{
"quote": "Solve problems where people are already paying for solutions.",
"author": "Dan Norris",
"source": "https://www.amazon.com/Day-Startup-Learn-Until-Launch-ebook/dp/B00NZFKB8S",
"twitter": "thedannorris"
},
{
"quote": "You don’t learn until you launch.",
"author": "Dan Norris",
"source": "https://www.amazon.com/Day-Startup-Learn-Until-Launch-ebook/dp/B00NZFKB8S",
"twitter": "thedannorris"
},
{
"quote": "Life of an Entrepreneur: I Wake Up Excited and Terrified Every Day.",
"author": "Sarah Lacy",
"source": "https://twitter.com/sarahcuda",
"twitter": "sarahcuda"
},
{
"quote": "Stop focusing on dumb sh*t.",
"author": "Gary Vaynerchuk",
"source": "https://twitter.com/garyvee ‏",
"twitter": "garyvee"
},
{
"quote": "If you’re not putting relevant content in relevant places, you don’t exist.",
"author": "Gary Vaynerchuk",
"source": "https://twitter.com/garyvee",
"twitter": "garyvee"
},
{
"quote": "If you want to be anomaly, you gotta act like one.",
"author": "Gary Vaynerchuk",
"source": "https://twitter.com/garyvee",
"twitter": "garyvee"
},
{
"quote": "Give value. Give value, Give value. And then ask for business.",
"author": "Gary Vaynerchuk",
"source": "https://twitter.com/garyvee",
"twitter": "garyvee"
},
{
"quote": "A lot of people make fake big goals. They trick themselves, they lie to themselves. They just say it because it sounds good.",
"author": "Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur",
"twitter": "garyvee"
},
{
"quote": "6, 7, & 8 hrs is plenty of time to sleep. It’s just recognizing that every other hour that you’re awake, you’re working.",
"author": "Gary Vaynerchuk, Entrepreneur",
"twitter": "garyvee"
},
{
"quote": "I’m a firm believer that the best form of idea generation actually happens in the process of building things.",
"author": "John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks",
"twitter": "Borthwick"
},
{
"quote": "I would much rather invest in a company that has 100 users who love the product.",
"author": "David Lee, SV Angel",
"twitter": "davidlee"
},
{
"quote": "Starting and building a company are two entirely different things.",
"author": "David Lee, SV Angel",
"twitter": "davidlee"
},
{
"quote": "If you can think of any other way to be happy, do that instead. If you can't, you should become an entrepreneur.",
"author": "Gentry Underwood, Co-founder of mailbox",
"twitter": "gentry"
},
{
"quote": "“I think if you build a product for opportunistic reasons, you tend to make bad decisions.",
"author": "Christian Reber, Founder of Wunderlist",
"twitter": "christianreber"
},
{
"quote": "Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.",
"author": "Christian Reber, Founder of Wunderlist",
"twitter": "christianreber"
},
{
"quote": "No one wakes up in the morning wanting to be managed. We wake up in the morning wanting to be led.",
"author": "Simon Sinek, startwithwhy",
"twitter": "simonsinek"
},
{
"quote": "I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.",
"author": "Bill Gates",
"twitter": "BillGates"
},
{
"quote": "No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.",
"author": "Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn",
"twitter": "reidhoffman"
},
{
"quote": "It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.",
"author": "Paul Graham, Y Combinator",
"twitter": "paulg"
},
{
"quote": "Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.",
"author": "Joel Spolsky, Trello",
"twitter": "spolsky"
},
{
"quote": "Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.",
"author": "Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter",
"twitter": "biz"
},
{
"quote": "Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.",
"author": "Paul Rand"
},
{
"quote": "It is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.",
"author": "David Ogilvy"
},
{
"quote": "Success is how well you do what you do when nobody else is looking.",
"author": "John Paul DeJoria, Entrepreneur"
},
{
"quote": "Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself.",
"author": "Gary Comer, Founder of Land’s End"
},
{
"quote": "Everything takes three times longer than it should. Especially the money part.",
"author": "Hugh MacLeod, Co-founder of Gapingvoid",
"twitter": "hughcards"
},
{
"quote": "A successful business, at its core, is thousands of small decisions made correctly.",
"author": "Harper, Co-founder of Bigcommerce"
},
{
"quote": "Working on the wrong thing for a month is equivalent to not showing up to work for a month at all.",
"author": "Slava Akhmechet, Co-founder RethinkDB",
"twitter": "spakhm"
},
{
"quote": "Bad shit is coming. It always is in a startup. The odds of getting from launch to liquidity without some kind of disaster happening are one in a thousand. So don’t get demoralized.",
"author": "Paul Graham, Y Combinator",
"twitter": "paulg"
},
{
"quote": "Give more damns than anyone else, because there aren’t a lot of things a startup has going for it, except that its founders and employees certainly care more than the competition. And that makes all the difference.",
"author": "Alexis Ohanian, Founder of Reddit"
},
{
"quote": "Nothing motivates a great employee more than a mission that’s so important that it supersedes everyone’s personal ambition.",
"author": "Ben Horowitz, Ben Horowitz",
"twitter": "bhorowitz"
},
{
"quote": "If you don’t know where you’re trying to get to, then it’s hard to take effective action. Don’t strive for vague goals like becoming ‘good’ at something. Take ambiguity out of the equation.",
"author": "Cal Newport, So Good They Can’t Ignore You"
},
{
"quote": "The Hunger will give you everything. And it will take from you, everything. It will cost you your life, and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.",
"author": "Hugh MacLeod, Evil Plans",
"twitter": "hughcards"
},
{
"quote": "Great entrepreneurs put stuff out there as gifts. By giving so much of themselves, for free, every day, they build up huge surpluses of goodwill, so when you’re finally in the market for something they’re selling, they’re first on your list.",
"author": "Hugh MacLeod, Evil Plans",
"twitter": "hughcards"
},
{
"quote": "“Quitters never win and winners never quit.” Bad advice. Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time",
"author": "Seth Godin, The Dip"
},
{
"quote": "In the early stages of a startup, focusing on “execution” will put you out of business. Instead, you need a “learning and discovery” process so you can get the company to the point where you know what to execute.",
"author": "Steve Blank, The Four Steps to the Epiphany",
"twitter": "sgblank"
},
{
"quote": "“Build it and they will come,” is not a strategy; it’s a prayer.",
"author": "Steve Blank, The Four Steps to the Epiphany",
"twitter": "sgblank"
},
{
"quote": "If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it",
"author": "Edwin E. Catmull, Creativity, Inc."
},
{
"quote": "What you do is what matters, not what you think or say or plan.",
"author": "David Heinemeier Hansson, Jason Fried, Rework",
"twitter": "dhh"
},
{
"quote": "The odds are we won’t succeed. But if something is important enough, then you should do it anyway.",
"author": "Elon Musk",
"tweet": "elonmusk"
},
{
"quote": "Soon is not as good as now.",
"author": "Seth Godin"
},
{
"quote": "Startups aren't hard. Stayups are hard. The biggest challenge in business isn't starting a business, it's staying in business for years",
"author": "Jason Fried",
"twitter": "jasonfried"
},
{
"quote": "If you want to leave a dent in the universe, you have to be willing to punch in the same place over and over and over and over again.",
"author": "David Heinemeier Hansson",
"twitter": "dhh"
},
{
"quote": "Constraints are advantages in disguise.",
"author": "Jason Fried",
"twitter": "jasonfried"
},
{
"quote": "In the most dysfunctional organizations, signaling that work is being done becomes a better strategy for career advancement than actually doing work (if this describes your company, you should quit now).",
"author": "Zero to One, Peter Thiel"
},
{
"quote": "Marketing doesn’t define what a brand is. A brand is made up of every single interaction someone has with your company.",
"author": "Bill Macaitis, CMO of Slack"
},
{
"quote": "Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.",
"author": "Charlene Li, Founder & CEO of Altimeter Group"
},
{
"quote": "Everything you do in your life falls in three buckets: bad work, good work, or great work.",
"author": "Michael Bungay Stanier, Senior Partner & Founder of Box of Crayons"
},
{
"quote": "Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.",
"author": "David Ogilvy, Founder of Ogilvy & Mather"
},
{
"quote": "Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.",
"author": "Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos"
},
{
"quote": "Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.",
"author": "Drew Houston, CEO of Dropbox"
},
{
"quote": "You don’t need to be a genius or a visionary, or even a college graduate for that matter, to be successful. You just need framework and a dream.",
"author": "Michael Dell, CEO of DELL"
},
{
"quote": "It’s not about how to get started; it’s about how to get noticed.",
"author": "Steve Case, CEO of America Online"
},
{
"quote": "Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.",
"author": "Jeffrey Zeldman, Founder of A List Apart Magazine"
},
{
"quote": "Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.",
"author": "Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter"
},
{
"quote": "The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.",
"author": "Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA "
},
{
"quote": "Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.",
"author": "Mark Cuban, Owner of Dallas Mavericks"
},
{
"quote": "Fail often so you can succeed sooner.",
"author": "Tom Kelley, Founder of Ideo"
},
{
"quote": "The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.",
"author": "Seth Godin"
},
{
"quote": "Work like hell. If other people are putting in 40-hour work weeks and you're putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you're doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.",
"author": "Elon Musk",
"tweet": "elonmusk"
},
{
"quote": "When entrepreneurs ask me how to get customers to tell them what they really think, I respond with two words: charge them.",
"author": "Jason Fried",
"twitter": "jasonfried"
},
{
"quote": "You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.",
"author": "Jeff Bezos",
"twitter": "JeffBezos"
},
{
"quote": "You’re almost always better off making your business better than your pitch better.",
"author": "Marc Andreessen"
},
{
"quote": "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.",
"author": "Michaelangelo"
},
{
"quote": "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.",
"author": "William Feather"
},
{
"quote": "To have success, you can’t let failure stop you. To have great success, you can’t let success stop you.",
"author": "Robert Brault"
},
{
"quote": "If you don’t have a great product, there’s no point executing well on growing it because it won’t grow.",
"author": "Alex Schultz",
"twitter": "alexschultz"
},
{
"quote": "We just worked really really hard, and we executed fast. And I strongly encourage you to do that. Growth is optional.",
"author": "Alex Schultz",
"twitter": "alexschultz"
},
{
"quote": "What you need to succeed in a startup is not expertise in startups. What you need is expertise in your own users.",
"author": "Paul Graham",
"twitter": "paulg"
},
{
"quote": "What you’re trying to estimate is not what you are, but what you could become.",
"author": "Paul Graham",
"twitter": "paulg"
},
{
"quote": "Time’s a wasting — don’t talk about wanting to do something, just start doing it.",
"author": "Garrett Murray, Founder of Karbon"
},
{
"quote": "As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried.",
"author": "Ben Horowitz",
"twitter": "bhorowitz"
},
{
"quote": "No one gives a damn about the size of your to-do list.",
"author": "Ryan Freitas, Facebook",
"twitter": "ryanchris"
},
{
"quote": "If you’re going to put your product in beta — put your business model in beta with it.",
"author": "Joe Kraus, Google Ventures"
},
{
"quote": "Stop selling. Start helping.",
"author": "Zig Ziglar",
"twitter": "TheZigZiglar"
},
{
"quote": "Shiny doesn’t last.",
"author": "Jeff Bezos",
"twitter": "JeffBezos"
},
{
"quote": "Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you.",
"author": "Mark Cuban",
"twitter": "mcuban"
},
{
"quote": "Perfectionism is often an excuse for procrastination.",
"author": "Paul Graham",
"twitter": "paulg"
},
{
"quote": "One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.",
"author": "Tim Ferris",
"twitter": "tferriss"
},
{
"quote": "There's no replacement for being around people that actually *do* interesting things.",
"author": "Paul Singh",
"twitter": "paulsingh"
}
]
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