When you become a successful person, your words can have a deep meaning for someone that wants to follow your same path, and that is exactly what these business leaders show with their famous quotes. These words are more than just pretty and encouraging lines. Here you can find ideas, inspiration, and tips for your business adventure. Keep reading to find out more!

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Famous quotes with business tips

There are many quotes about entrepreneurs and people in business dedicated to getting successful, getting over failure, being innovative, having great motivation, and doing hard work while taking risks. Some of these you’ve already known, but some others must be new to you. So take a look at these and start putting them into your business wisdom.

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.”

Thomas Watson Sr., former Chairman and CEO of IBM

Let’s see, your business is something that demands many things from you, which means sacrifices and even your tears, but if you get a successful one, this indicates that you put your heart into it. The business became an important part of your life and will always have a part of your heart. 

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently…”

Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motors.

Ford is one of the most famous motor companies globally, but Henry went through many failures before starting this business. Ford was almost at the brink of bankruptcy; however, he was a smart man and could keep the company with innovative ideas and an endless passion. 

“I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

Jeff Bezos, founder and former CEO of Amazon.

Amazon wasn’t the first try of Bezos in the business world, but it was its success in it. Right now, Jeff decided to step down from his position as chairman and dedicate his time to another adventure, this one beyond our borders with Blue Origin. For him, the sky and the universe is his limit. 

“You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

Steve Jobs, co-founder, former chairman, and CEO of Apple.

Jobs left a huge impact on the digital world. Apple presented for several years many innovative devices going beyond a personal computer at home. They were capable of changing the way humans communicated and how to listen to music, creating a new system. But none of these could be possible without the incredible ideas of Steve Jobs, who always thought about how to be a step beyond what the competitors and customers want. Nowadays, Apple is a titan in the digital device area. 

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney, founder of Disney.

Who doesn’t know about Disney nowadays? Many of us grew up watching their movies, and some going to the parks, but the great success that the company is enjoying now wasn’t something granted. All the company’s success was constant hard work for many years under the wisdom of Walt. Still, their words and ideas became the motor that helped Disney thrive, becoming a conglomerate with several subsidiaries under their name.

“As ever, the accountant in me saw the risk. The entrepreneur saw the possibility. So I split the difference and kept moving forward.”

Phil Knight, co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike.

Philip is an example of transforming your passion into a profitable and successful business, even when, as a professional, you know the risks and what is on the line if something goes wrong. But Phil is living proof that if you take both sides and keep moving, doing what you love, great things can happen. 

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.

Starbucks has proved to be out of the box with their ideas to sell a hugely popular product like coffee. There are tons of cafes worldwide, but Starbucks has conquered all those markets, with innovative products and taking huge risks. Now they are one the best companies in the world, but all this success is thanks to Howard and his team that like to think outside what is safe and leaving practical ideas behind to be innovative. 

Other famous quotes about business

After these interesting quotes, let’s wrap up this article with other great selections from people that understand the struggles, risks, sacrifices, and happiness that a business can bring. Check them out!

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.”

Wayne Huizenga was the owner of Blockbuster Video and several sports teams.

This man created empires just by dreaming of success and working hard to get it. So don’t give up, and dream big while working with all you have. 

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Thomas Edison, famous American inventor, and businessman.

Edison is highly known for making the greatest contributions to different fields that are still used nowadays, as the electric bulb. Let’s clarify that he didn’t create it, but his early versions were very helpful to perfect the mechanism. The phonograph and the motion picture camera are other inventions; also, he established the first industrial research laboratory. So, he never failed. He just found ways that won’t work!

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gates is widely known for Microsoft, the titan behind Windows software and devices with this OS. Also, he has a huge philanthropic side, which is now his major concern. After all, he got success with Microsoft becoming a recognized expert in the computer field. 

“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.”

Larry Page, co-founder of Google.

Google is one of the most known companies in the world. Behind its success, we can find persons like Larry Page, who co-founded the company with his friend Sergey Brin, demonstrating that only two people are enough to develop a successful idea.  

These are the leaders that built empires, have created successful and known businesses, and from whom you can learn lots of great things about entrepreneurship and ideas. They are giving a lot to human history, and many are following their steps as entrepreneurs. Big things can be expected in the years to come. Keep in touch with the magazine to know more about the business world. 

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