Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.
Sara Blakely, fundadora da Spanx
If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.
We encourage employees to figure out how to improve the culture, not how to preserve it.
Reed Hastings, CEO da Netflix
When you believe a thing, believe it all over, implicitly and unquestioningly.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
The best thing you can do for employees – a perk better than football or free sushi – is hire only ‘A’ players to work alongside them. Excellent colleagues trump everything else.
Reed Hastings, CEO da Netflix
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke, autor britânico
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
Seth Godin, autor
Don’t listen to trolls. And don’t become one.
Tim Cook, CEO da Apple
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Richard Branson, fundador do grupo Virgin
Technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.
Steve Jobs, fundador da Apple
I don't watch science fiction. I make 'em.
Sebastian Thrun, fundador da Google X
If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.
Warren Buffett, CEO da Berkshire Hathaway
The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.
Bob Iger, CEO da Disney
You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby.
Larry Page, fundador da Google
When I get on a plane, I don't want a laid-back pilot. I want a pilot who is a control freak, who is paying attention to every single detail of his job.
Michael Ovitz, ex-presidente da Walt Disney
If what we are doing is not seen by some people as science fiction, it's probably not transformative enough.
Sergey Brin, cofundador da Google
My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they're having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society.
Even if not every single release is perfect, I think you're going to end up doing better over a year or two than you would be if you just waited to get feedback for a year of all your ideas.
Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
George Eliot, escritor
The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.
Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best.
Stefan Persson, presidente da H&M
In a world that's changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Lots of companies don’t succeed over time. What do they fundamentally do wrong? They usually miss the future. I try to focus on that: What is the future really going to be? And how do we create it?
Either hold a rock concert, or a ballet, but don’t hold a rock concert and advertise it as a ballet.
When you're launching a truly disruptive business, questions don't lead to answers. They lead to still more questions.
Reid Hoffman, fundador do LinkedIn
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln, ex-presidente dos Estados Unidos
In short, software is eating the world.
Marc Andreessen, cofundador da empresa de capital de risco Andreessen Horowitz