Don’t take too much advice, risk & enjoy the entrepreneurship: 12 quotes about StartUp Experience

Startups and entrepreneurship are all around us, so we have collected 12 quotes that will inspire and motivate you and why not they will give you a new perspective and ideas. Use them wisely:

  1. “A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about – 1. What its product is. 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.” – Dave McClure, 500Startups co-founder
  2. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” – Dave Thomas, Founder, Wendy’s
  3. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
  4. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
  5. “If you’re going to put your product in beta – put your business model in beta with it.” – Joe Kraus, Google Ventures partner
  6. “You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder
  7. “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” -Phil Libin, Evernote CEO
  8. “Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” – Ben Silbermann, Pinterest founder
  9. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder
  10. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.” -Rob Kalin, Etsy founder
  11. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” -Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder
  12. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” -Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, author and blogger

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  1. ” so we have collected 12 quotes that will inspire and motivate you and why not they will give you a new perspective and ideas”

    Doesn’t make sense. The only bit of original writing on the blog post, and you can’t read it first before posting?


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