100 brilliant business minds
Inspire

Who said:

It's the power of the brand. We've never formally advertised.
Sara Blakely Founder, Spanx, Inc.
Fred SmithFounder, FedEx Corporation.
Milton FriedmanEconomist
Daniel EkFounder, Spotify

Who said:

We look at our users' interests, without our users we don't have business.
Forrest Mars, Sr Director, Mars Inc.
Jerry YangCo-founder, Yahoo Inc.
Colonel SandersFounder, KFC
John Maynard KeynesEconomist

Who said:

Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.
W.K. Kellogg Founder, Kellogg Company.
Fred SmithFounder, FedEx Corporation.
George LucasFounder, Lucasfilm Ltd.
Ray KrocFounder, McDonald's

Who said:

There's three types of people in the world Those who don't know what happened Those who wonder what happened And people like us from the streets that MAKE things happen!
David Ogilvy Founder, Ogilvy & Mather
Michael BloombergFounder, Bloomberg LP.
Larry PageCo-Founder, Google Inc.
Dr.DreFounder, Aftermath Ent. & Beats Electronics

Who said:

It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change
Milton Friedman Economist
Charles DarwinNaturalist
Larry EllisonFounder, Oracle Corporation.
Sam WaltonFounder, Walmart & Sam's Club

Who said:

When we face our problems, they disappear. So learn from failure and let success be the silent incentive.
Carlos Slim Founder, Grupo Carso.
Lakshmi MittalChairman & CEO, ArcelorMittal
Walter DisneyCo-founder, The Walt Disney Company
Alexander McQueenFounder, Alexander McQueen.

Who said:

Nobody wants a job where they don't have authority to go along with the responsibility. Quite the contrary. The more authority you give people, the better people you can attract, and the harder they're going to work, and the more loyal they are going to be.
Amancio Ortega Founder, Zara
Bernard ArnaultFounder, LVMH
Michael BloombergFounder, Bloomberg LP.
Phil KnightCo-founder, Nike

Who said:

My view is there's no bad time to innovate.
Forrest Mars, Sr Director, Mars Inc.
Leo BurnettFounder, Leo Burnett Worldwide
William HarleyCo-founder, Harley Davidson.
Jeff BezosFounder, Amazon.com.

Who said:

I think that it's always possible to have a great company if you have great ideas. I will say that since the web has become more commercialized, it also takes some good financial resources to build a great business, but as I always say, you have to have the idea first.
Niklas Zennstrõm Co-Founder, Skype & Kazaa
J.P MorganFounder, J.P. Morgan & Co.
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic
Jerry YangCo-founder, Yahoo Inc.

Who said:

Never start with diffidence, Always start with confidence
Stefan Persson Chairman, H & M
J. R. D. TataChairman, Tata Group.
Jorge Paulo Lemann Co-founder, Banco Garantia
John D. RockefellerFounder, Standard Oil.

Who said:

But if you don't take the necessary steps to make them happen, dreams are just mirages that mess with your head!
Chris Gardner Founder, Gardner Rich & Co.
Jack WelchCEO, General Electric.
Peter DruckerManagement consultant & author
Gianni VersaceFounder, Gianni Versace S.p.A.

Who said:

I'm always in awe of people who are artists in their fields - people who understand that simply by taking ideas and translating them into reality, they've created value in the world.
Howard Schultz Chairman & CEO, Starbucks
Jack DorseyCo-founder, Twitter
Kevin SystromFounder, Instagram
Fred SmithFounder, FedEx Corporation.

Who said:

The lotus comes from the murkiest water but grows into the purest thing.
Nita Ambani Founder, Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Drew HoustonFounder, Dropbox
Carlos SlimFounder, Grupo Carso.
Amancio OrtegaFounder, Zara

Who said:

Great companies that build an enduring brand have an emotional relationship with customers that has no barrier. And that emotional relationship is on the most important characteristic, which is trust.
Martha Lane Fox Co-founder, Lastminute com.
Oprah WinfreyFounder, Oprah Winfrey Network
Howard SchultzChairman & CEO, Starbucks
Ginni RomettyCEO, IBM

Who said:

Protect the consumer by owning the product all the way from the soil to the table.
Colonel Sanders Founder, KFC
Jorge Paulo Lemann Co-founder, Banco Garantia
Dr.DreFounder, Aftermath Ent. & Beats Electronics
Henry J. HeinzFounder, H. J. Heinz Company

Who said:

You've got to look for a gap, where competitors in a market have grown lazy and lost contact with the readers or the viewers
Walter Disney Co-founder, The Walt Disney Company
Mark Zuckerberg Founder, Facebook
Minoru MoriPresident & CEO, Mori Building.
Rupert MurdochFounder, News Corp & 21st Century Fox

Who said:

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Henry Ford Founder, Ford
Steve JobsFounder, Apple
Michael DellFounder, Dell
Warren BuffettChairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Who said:

Wealth and power don't go together. Power cannot be brokered. To me, power is responsibility.
Beth Brooke Global Vice Chair, Ernest & Young
Anne F. BeilerFounder, Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Nita AmbaniFounder, Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Vivienne WestwoodFashion designer

Who said:

Owning one's success is the key to achieving more success.
Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook
Florence Nightingale GrahamFounder, Elizabeth Arden.
Denise MorrisonPresident & CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Katharine GrahamLead Publisher, The Washington Post

Who said:

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.
Mary Barra CEO, General Motors.
Helena Rubinstein Founder, Helena Rubinstein cosmetics
Vivienne WestwoodFashion designer
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick

Who said:

In technology, it's about the people. Getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment, and helping to find a way to innovate.
Irene Rosenfeld Chairwoman & CEO, Mondelēz International.
Marissa Mayer President & CEO, Yahoo Inc.
Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett Packard.
Angela AhrendtsSenior Vice President, Apple

Who said:

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
Jennifer Lopez Entertainer & Producer
Cher Wang Co-founder, HTC Corporation.
Arianna HuffingtonCo-founder, The Huffington Post
Martha Lane FoxCo-founder, Lastminute com.

Who said:

We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.
Ruth Handler Co-founder, Mattel Inc.
Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube
Victoria BeckhamFashion designer & entertainer
Sara BlakelyFounder, Spanx, Inc.

Who said:

I don't think I am that hands-on. I'm much more of a believer in finding a great team of people and trusting them to follow their instincts. They work better when they feel they have freedom and they are trusted.
Oprah Winfrey Founder, Oprah Winfrey Network
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Coco ChanelFounder, Chanel
Anna WintourArtistic Director, Condé Nast

Who said:

I believe in businesses where you engage in creative thinking, and where you form some of your deepest relationships. If it isn't about the production of the human spirit, we are in big trouble.
Ginni Rometty CEO, IBM
William HarleyCo-founder, Harley Davidson.
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
Indra NooyiCEO, PepsiCo

Who said:

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
Kevin Systrom Founder, Instagram
J. R. D. Tata Chairman, Tata Group.
Jack MaFounder, Alibaba Group.
Ralph LaurenFounder, Ralph Lauren Corporation

Who said:

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. As a world, we're doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.
Larry Page Co-Founder, Google Inc.
Daniel Ek Founder, Spotify
J.P MorganFounder, J.P. Morgan & Co.
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic

Who said:

If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like.
John D. Rockefeller Founder, Standard Oil.
Fred Smith Founder, FedEx Corporation.
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.
Sam WaltonFounder, Walmart & Sam's Club

Who said:

The retail trade has undergone explosive change in recent years. Globalisation has prompted retail chains to move across borders to penetrate new markets at an increasingly faster pace.
Ray Kroc Founder, McDonald's
Stefan Persson Chairman, H & M
Gianni VersaceFounder, Gianni Versace S.p.A.
John Maynard KeynesEconomist

Who said:

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
Konosuke Matsushita Founder, Panasonic
Leo Burnett Founder, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Rupert MurdochFounder, News Corp & 21st Century Fox
Reid HoffmanCo-founder, LinkedIn

Who said:

Of course I make mistakes. I'm human. If I didn't make mistakes, I'd never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes.
Larry PageCo-Founder, Google Inc.
Fred Smith Founder, FedEx Corporation.
Rupert MurdochFounder, News Corp & 21st Century Fox
Alexander McQueenFounder, Alexander McQueen.

Who said:

We cannot limit ourselves to continuing on the path we have already opened.
Amancio OrtegaFounder, Zara
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic

Who said:

Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first.
Ray KrocFounder, McDonald's
Angela AhrendtsSenior Vice President, Apple
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.
Indra NooyiCEO, PepsiCo

Who said:

I want to work for a company that contributes to and is part of the community. I want something not just to invest in. I want something to believe in.
Oprah WinfreyFounder, Oprah Winfrey Network
J. R. D. Tata Chairman, Tata Group.
Anita RoddickFounder, The Body Shop
John Maynard KeynesEconomist

Who said:

In the end I do respond to my own instincts. Sometimes they're successful, and obviously sometimes they're not. But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in.
Colonel SandersFounder, KFC
Steve JobsFounder, Apple
Victoria BeckhamFashion designer & entertainer
Anna WintourArtistic Director, Condé Nast

Who said:

To overcome adverse circumstances, you have to learn to overcome your own hang-ups, values, and idiosyncrasies in order to value other people, cultures, and ideas.
Henry FordFounder, Ford
Mark Zuckerberg Founder, Facebook
Anne F. BeilerFounder, Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Minoru MoriPresident & CEO, Mori Building.

Who said:

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.
Irene RosenfeldChairwoman & CEO, Mondelēz International.
Arianna HuffingtonCo-founder, The Huffington Post
Michael DellFounder, Dell
Soichiro Honda Founder, Honda

Who said:

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
Aristotle OnassisShipping Magnate
William HarleyCo-founder, Harley Davidson.
Jennifer LopezEntertainer & Producer
Martha Lane FoxCo-founder, Lastminute com.

Who said:

In the luxury business, you have to build on heritage.
Irene RosenfeldChairwoman & CEO, Mondelēz International.
Bernard ArnaultFounder, LVMH
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.
Martha Lane FoxCo-founder, Lastminute com.

Who said:

Success is fine, but success is fleeting. Significance is lasting.
Walter Disney Co-founder, The Walt Disney Company
Mark Zuckerberg Founder, Facebook
Beth Brooke Global Vice Chair, Ernest & Young
Ginni RomettyCEO, IBM

Who said:

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Ralph LaurenFounder, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Florence Nightingale GrahamFounder, Elizabeth Arden.
Denise MorrisonPresident & CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Bill GatesFounder, Microsoft

Who said:

I don't believe too much in luck. I believe in circumstances. I believe in work.
Carlos Slim Founder, Grupo Carso.
Lakshmi MittalChairman & CEO, ArcelorMittal
Walter DisneyCo-founder, The Walt Disney Company
Alexander McQueenFounder, Alexander McQueen.

Who said:

There is no royal road; you've got to work a good deal harder than most people want to work.
Michael BloombergFounder, Bloomberg LP.
Phil KnightCo-founder, Nike
Charles Wilson CEO, General Motors
Anna WintourArtistic Director, Condé Nast

Who said:

I always have this imagination, something I want to use. I don't understand the idea of leisure time.
Jennifer Lopez Entertainer & Producer
Cher Wang Co-founder, HTC Corporation.
Arianna HuffingtonCo-founder, The Huffington Post
Ralph LaurenFounder, Ralph Lauren Corporation

Who said:

Don't ever let someone tell you you can't do something. Not even me.
John D. Rockefeller Founder, Standard Oil.
Indra NooyiCEO, PepsiCo
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.
Sam WaltonFounder, Walmart & Sam's Club

Who said:

Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Coco ChanelFounder, Chanel
Irene RosenfeldChairwoman & CEO, Mondelēz International.
Bernard ArnaultFounder, LVMH
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.

Who said:

There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do any business there.
Martha Lane Fox Co-founder, Lastminute com.
Jerry YangCo-founder, Yahoo Inc.
Colonel SandersFounder, KFC
Jorge Paulo Lemann Co-founder, Banco Garantia

Who said:

I learned that you don't get anywhere by sitting comfortably in a chair.
Conrad Hilton Founder, Hilton Hotels
Jerry YangCo-founder, Yahoo Inc.
Michael BloombergFounder, Bloomberg LP.
Phil KnightCo-founder, Nike

Who said:

I'm not an inventor. I just want to make things better.
J.P MorganFounder, J.P. Morgan & Co.
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic
Phil KnightCo-founder, Nike
Daniel Ek Founder, Spotify

Who said:

Hire people that are better than you and then leave them to get on with it.
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
David OgilvyFounder, Ogilvy & Mather
Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube
Conrad Hilton Founder, Hilton Hotels

Who said:

The leader is the person who brings a little magic to the moment.
Larry PageCo-Founder, Google Inc.
Fred Smith Founder, FedEx Corporation.
Denise MorrisonPresident & CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Soichiro Honda Founder, Honda

Who said:

The most dangerous thing for a branded product is low interest.
Chris Gardner Founder, Gardner Rich & Co.
Anne F. BeilerFounder, Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Nita AmbaniFounder, Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Dietrich MateschitzCo-founder, Red Bull

Who said:

You only have to be right once.
Nita AmbaniFounder, Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Drew HoustonFounder, Dropbox
Carlos SlimFounder, Grupo Carso.
Amancio OrtegaFounder, Zara

Who said:

The client is not always right.
Enzo Ferrari Founder, Ferrari
Martha Lane Fox Co-founder, Lastminute com.
Jerry YangCo-founder, Yahoo Inc.
Colonel SandersFounder, KFC

Who said:

If you don't sell, it's not the product that's wrong, it's you.
Minoru MoriPresident & CEO, Mori Building.
Estée Lauder Co-Founder, Estée Lauder
Daniel Ek Founder, Spotify
J.P MorganFounder, J.P. Morgan & Co.

Who said:

Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.
Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook
Florence Nightingale GrahamFounder, Elizabeth Arden.
Denise MorrisonPresident & CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Katharine GrahamLead Publisher, The Washington Post

Who said:

If you make a really good product that people want and are willing to pay for, money will come.
Forrest Mars, Sr Director, Mars Inc.
Jerry YangCo-founder, Yahoo Inc.
Enzo Ferrari Founder, Ferrari
Martha Lane Fox Co-founder, Lastminute com.

Who said:

I'm not afraid to take a swing and miss.
W.K. Kellogg Founder, Kellogg Company.
George LucasFounder, Lucasfilm Ltd.
Ray KrocFounder, McDonald's
Fred SmithFounder, FedEx Corporation.

Who said:

Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
David OgilvyFounder, Ogilvy & Mather
George LucasFounder, Lucasfilm Ltd.
Conrad Hilton Founder, Hilton Hotels

Who said:

I never fall down. I always fight.
Peter DruckerManagement consultant & author
Gianni VersaceFounder, Gianni Versace S.p.A.
Forrest Mars, Sr Director, Mars Inc.
Oprah WinfreyFounder, Oprah Winfrey Network

Who said:

Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it's a really good thing to remember.
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group
Oprah WinfreyFounder, Oprah Winfrey Network
Howard SchultzChairman & CEO, Starbucks
Ginni RomettyCEO, IBM

Who said:

The minute you start compromising for the sake of massaging somebody's ego, that's it, game over.
Gordon Ramsay Chef & Restauranteur
Florence Nightingale GrahamFounder, Elizabeth Arden.
Denise MorrisonPresident & CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Amancio OrtegaFounder, Zara

Who said:

Ambitious failure, magnificent failure, is a very good thing.
Larry PageCo-Founder, Google Inc.
Fred Smith Founder, FedEx Corporation.
Guy KawasakiBoard Member, Wikimedia Foundation
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group

Who said:

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
Mary BarraCEO, General Motors.
Helena Rubinstein Founder, Helena Rubinstein cosmetics
Jerry YangCo-founder, Yahoo Inc.
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick

Who said:

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said, "a faster horse"!
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick
Jack MaFounder, Alibaba Group.
Henry Ford Founder, Ford
J.P MorganFounder, J.P. Morgan & Co.

Who said:

To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.
Henry J. HeinzFounder, H. J. Heinz Company
Ray KrocFounder, McDonald's
Angela AhrendtsSenior Vice President, Apple
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.

Who said:

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.
Oprah WinfreyFounder, Oprah Winfrey Network
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Coco ChanelFounder, Chanel
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.

Who said:

Success is best when it's shared.
Gordon Ramsay Chef & Restauranteur
Florence Nightingale GrahamFounder, Elizabeth Arden.
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Howard Schultz Chairman & CEO, Starbucks

Who said:

Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick
Jack MaFounder, Alibaba Group.
Henry Ford Founder, Ford
Indra NooyiFCEO, PepsiCo

Who said:

I talk a lot about taking risks, and then I follow that up very quickly by saying, 'Take prudent risks.'
Irene RosenfeldChairwoman & CEO, Mondelēz International.
Gianni VersaceFounder, Gianni Versace S.p.A.
Guy KawasakiBoard Member, Wikimedia Foundation
Alexander McQueenFounder, Alexander McQueen.

Who said:

I never had any interest in making money. None of my decisions were influenced by whether it would bring me money or wealth.
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick
Kevin Systrom Founder, Instagram
J. R. D. Tata Chairman, Tata Group.
Ralph LaurenFounder, Ralph Lauren Corporation

Who said:

A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real.
J.P MorganFounder, J.P. Morgan & Co.
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic
Ruth Handler Co-founder, Mattel Inc.
Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube

Who said:

Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic
Jack DorseyCo-founder, Twitter
Stefan Persson Chairman, H & M

Who said:

Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.
John D. RockefellerFounder, Standard Oil.
Jack WelchCEO, General Electric.
Lakshmi MittalChairman & CEO, ArcelorMittal
Walter DisneyCo-founder, The Walt Disney Company

Who said:

In England, you're allowed to have an opinion - as long as it comes out of your mouth.
Jamie Oliver Chef & Restauranteur
J. R. D. Tata Chairman, Tata Group.
Howard SchultzChairman & CEO, Starbucks
Lakshmi MittalChairman & CEO, ArcelorMittal

Who said:

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Leo BurnettFounder, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Cher Wang Co-founder, HTC Corporation.
Martha Lane FoxCo-founder, Lastminute com.
Jeff BezosFounder, Amazon.com.

Who said:

I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it's smart to listen to other people's advice, but at the end of the day, you're the only one who can tell you what's right for you.
Jamie Oliver Chef & Restauranteur
Jennifer LopezEntertainer & Producer
William HarleyCo-founder, Harley Davidson.
Arianna HuffingtonCo-founder, The Huffington Post

Who said:

Next to doing the right thing, the most important thing is to let people know you are doing the right thing.
Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube
Oprah Winfrey Founder, Oprah Winfrey Network
John D. Rockefeller Founder, Standard
J. R. D. Tata Chairman, Tata Group.

Who said:

There is no harm in being sometimes wrong - especially if one is promptly found out.
Gianni VersaceFounder, Gianni Versace S.p.A.
John Maynard KeynesEconomist
Sir Richard Branson Founder, Virgin Group
Anita RoddickFounder, The Body Shop

Who said:

The greatest asset of a company is its people.
Martha Lane Fox Co-founder, Lastminute com.
Jorge Paulo Lemann Co-founder, Banco Garantia
Sir Richard Branson Founder, Virgin Group
Bernard ArnaultFounder, LVMH

Who said:

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Leo BurnettFounder, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Oprah Winfrey Founder, Oprah Winfrey Network
John D. Rockefeller Founder, Standard
Katharine GrahamLead Publisher, The Washington Post

Who said:

It is during the bad times that the skilled manager lays firm foundations for future growth.
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic
Katharine GrahamLead Publisher, The Washington Post

Who said:

Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.
Lakshmi MittalChairman & CEO, ArcelorMittal
Bill GatesFounder, Microsoft
Sir Richard Branson Founder, Virgin Group
Anita RoddickFounder, The Body Shop

Who said:

When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.
Michael BloombergFounder, Bloomberg LP.
Charles DarwinNaturalist
Larry EllisonFounder, Oracle Corporation.
Jamie Oliver Chef & Restauranteur

Who said:

If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.
Larry PageCo-Founder, Google Inc.
Mark Zuckerberg Founder, Facebook
Angela AhrendtsSenior Vice President, Apple
Chris GardnerFounder, Gardner Rich & Co.

Who said:

To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.
Stefan Persson Chairman, H & M
Leo Burnett Founder, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Jamie Oliver Chef & Restauranteur
Jennifer LopezEntertainer & Producer

Who said:

The values of life are most important.
Aristotle OnassisShipping Magnate
Soichiro Honda Founder, Honda
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group
Leonardo Del VecchioFounder, Luxottica Group SpA

Who said:

I've been popular and unpopular, successful and unsuccessful, loved and loathed and I know how meaningless it all is. Therefore I feel free to take whatever risks I want.
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick
Soichiro Honda Founder, Honda
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group
Jamie Oliver Chef & Restauranteur

Who said:

If you can push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick
Marissa Mayer President & CEO, Yahoo Inc.
Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett Packard.
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group

Who said:

Building a mission and building a business go hand in hand.
Mark Zuckerberg Founder, Facebook
Charles DarwinNaturalist
Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett Packard.
Leonardo Del VecchioFounder, Luxottica Group SpA

Who said:

Brands that respect you as a person and make you feel like you are you, and that you, rather than they, have control over you, will be the ones who are successful.
Howard SchultzChairman & CEO, Starbucks
Martha Lane FoxCo-founder, Lastminute com.
Coco ChanelFounder, Chanel
Jack DorseyCo-founder, Twitter

Who said:

My definition of 'innovative' is providing value to the customer.
Katharine GrahamLead Publisher, The Washington Post
Guy KawasakiBoard Member, Wikimedia Foundation
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group
Mary BarraCEO, General Motors.

Who said:

When people use your brand name as a verb, that is remarkable.
Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett Packard.
Michael DellFounder, Dell
Minoru MoriPresident & CEO, Mori Building.
Niklas Zennstrõm Co-Founder, Skype & Kazaa

Who said:

Life is too short to spend your time avoiding failure.
Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett Packard.
Michael BloombergFounder, Bloomberg LP.
Minoru MoriPresident & CEO, Mori Building.
Niklas Zennstrõm Co-Founder, Skype & Kazaa

Who said:

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.
Mary BarraCEO, General Motors.
Michael DellFounder, Dell
Minoru MoriPresident & CEO, Mori Building.
Niklas Zennstrõm Co-Founder, Skype & Kazaa

Who said:

There's no such thing as a free lunch. You just need framework and a dream.
Gordon Ramsay Chef & Restauranteur
Milton FriedmanEconomist
Jamie Oliver Chef & Restauranteur
Victoria BeckhamFashion designer & entertainer

Who said:

To implement a true urban renaissance, you first need a Grand Design elaborated by strong leadership.
Soichiro Honda Founder, Honda
Cher Wang Co-founder, HTC Corporation.
Minoru MoriPresident & CEO, Mori Building.
Enzo Ferrari Founder, Ferrari

Who said:

As an entrepreneur, if you're the originator, you need to be faster than ever.
Niklas Zennstrõm Co-Founder, Skype & Kazaa
Estée Lauder Co-Founder, Estée Lauder
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic
Angela AhrendtsSenior Vice President, Apple

Who said:

Only the best is good enough.
J. R. D. Tata Chairman, Tata Group.
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group
Ray KrocFounder, McDonald's
Coco ChanelFounder, Chanel

Who said:

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick
Jack MaFounder, Alibaba Group.
Oprah Winfrey Founder, Oprah Winfrey Network
J. K. RowlingAuthor

Who said:

Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
Charles Wilson CEO, General Motors
Angela AhrendtsSenior Vice President, Apple
Peter DruckerManagement consultant & author

Who said:

You've got to love what you do to really make things happen.
Philip GreenChairman, Arcadia Group
Marissa Mayer President & CEO, Yahoo Inc.
Jack WelchCEO, General Electric.
Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett Packard.

Who said:

You have to create something from nothing.
Konosuke MatsushitaFounder, Panasonic
Angela AhrendtsSenior Vice President, Apple
Ralph LaurenFounder, Ralph Lauren Corporation
Philip GreenChairman, Arcadia Group

Who said:

A man must take advantage of any opportunity that comes along.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou Founder, Easy Jet
W.K. KelloggFounder, Kellogg Company.
George LucasFounder, Lucasfilm Ltd.
Ray KrocFounder, McDonald's

Who said:

Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate it.
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Leo Burnett Founder, Leo Burnett Worldwide
Rupert MurdochFounder, News Corp & 21st Century Fox
Reid HoffmanCo-founder, LinkedIn

Who said:

There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
Sam WaltonFounder, Walmart & Sam's Club
Estée Lauder Co-Founder, Estée Lauder
Daniel Ek Founder, Spotify
Reid HoffmanCo-founder, LinkedIn

Who said:

It's important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.
W.K. KelloggFounder, Kellogg Company.
Sara BlakelyFounder, Spanx, Inc.
Peter DruckerManagement consultant & author
Drew HoustonFounder, Dropbox

Who said:

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
Rupert MurdochFounder, News Corp & 21st Century Fox
Stefan Persson Chairman, H & M
Sheryl Sandberg COO, Facebook
Vivienne WestwoodFashion designer

Who said:

You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Sir Richard Branson Founder, Virgin Group
Vivienne WestwoodFashion designer
Reid HoffmanCo-founder, LinkedIn
John Maynard KeynesEconomist

Who said:

Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou Founder, Easy Jet
Soichiro Honda Founder, Honda
Kevin SystromFounder, Instagram
Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube

Who said:

In our industry, being first in a market is not everything. Customer loyalty is. And loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best.
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
Rupert MurdochFounder, News Corp & 21st Century Fox
Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube
Stefan Persson Chairman, H & M

Who said:

I have an ability to communicate, but I'm not really a hands-on operational guy who wants to focus on the detail of running a business day to day.
Gordon Ramsay Chef & Restauranteur
David OgilvyFounder, Ogilvy & Mather
Stelios Haji-Ioannou Founder, Easy Jet
Dietrich MateschitzCo-founder, Red Bull

Who said:

Advertising is very simple in a lot of ways. Advertisers go where the users go, and users are choosing to spend a lot more time online.
Irene Rosenfeld Chairwoman & CEO, Mondelēz International.
Marissa Mayer President & CEO, Yahoo Inc.
Susan Wojcicki CEO, YouTube
Walter DisneyCo-founder, The Walt Disney Company

Who said:

The best way to change it is to do it. Right? And then after a while you become it, and it's easy.
MadonnaCo-founder, Maverick
Stelios Haji-Ioannou Founder, Easy Jet
Ursula BurnsChairwoman & CEO, XEROX
J. K. RowlingAuthor

Who said:

If you can get your head around your dream it means your dream isn't big enough.
Helena Rubinstein Founder, Helena Rubinstein cosmetics
Victoria BeckhamFashion designer & entertainer
Cher Wang Co-founder, HTC Corporation.
Dr.DreFounder, Aftermath Ent. & Beats Electronics

Who said:

What I'm always trying to say to the consumer is: buy less, choose well, make it last.
Jennifer LopezEntertainer & Producer
Steve JobsFounder, Apple
Nita AmbaniFounder, Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Vivienne WestwoodFashion designer

Who said:

Dollars have never been known to produce character, and character will never be produced by money. I'll invest my money in people.
Beth Brooke Global Vice Chair, Ernest & Young
Anne F. BeilerFounder, Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Florence Nightingale GrahamFounder, Elizabeth Arden.
W.K. Kellogg Founder, Kellogg Company.

Who said:

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Ole Kirk Christiansen Founder, The Lego Group
Walter Disney Co-founder, The Walt Disney Company
J. K. RowlingAuthor
Meg WhitmanCEO, Hewlett Packard.

Who said:

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Stefan Persson Chairman, H & M
Dr.DreFounder, Aftermath Ent. & Beats Electronics
Stelios Haji-Ioannou Founder, Easy Jet
Warren BuffettChairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Who said:

Life offers few guarantees, but generally the harder and longer you work, the more likely you will succeed.
William HarleyCo-founder, Harley Davidson.
Reid HoffmanCo-founder, LinkedIn
Stelios Haji-Ioannou Founder, Easy Jet
Gianni VersaceFounder, Gianni Versace S.p.A.

Who said:

Great products sell themselves.
Enzo Ferrari Founder, Ferrari
Martha Lane Fox Co-founder, Lastminute com.
Kevin Systrom Founder, Instagram
John Maynard KeynesEconomist