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One Line Business Advice

  1. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” -Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

  2. “Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” -Angelo Sotira, co-founder of deviantART

  3. “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” -Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and AXS TV chairman (among about a million other things)

  4. “If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” – Omar Hamoui, AdMob co-founder

  5. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” -Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter

  6. “We are currently not planning on conquering the world.” -Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

  7. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.” -Garrett Camp, founder of Uber, StumbleUpon and Expa

  8. “I like to pride myself on thinking pretty long term, but not that long term.” – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

  9. “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” -Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media founder and CEO

  10. “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” -Edwin Land, Polaroid co-founder

  11. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” -Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox.

  12. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn

  13. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” -Chris Dixon, Andreesen Horowitz investor

  14. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” -Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder and co-editor

  15. “In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” -Steve Case, co-founder of AOL

  16. “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

  17. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump, president of The Trump Organization

  18. “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” – Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

  19. “You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.” – Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

  20. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” -Paul Graham, YCombinator co-founder

  21. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James, Omniture CEO and founder of DOMO

  22. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” – Ryan Freitas, co-founder

  23. “Data beats emotions.” – Sean Rad, Adly and Tinder founder

  24. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” -Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO

And last but not least…“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” -Ray Kroc, founder of McDonal

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