David Perry quotes: the gaming mogul reflects on all of his success.
“A youthful attitude is open-minded and you need to grab, embrace and adopt new trends and then follow them.”
“How can I get there, how can I move forward?”
“Work your way up! I started at $5,000 a year as a trainee programmer. It takes time and most of all passion. There is a big difference between someone who just gets the job done and someone who stays all night to make it perfect so he is proud of it.”
Sallie Krawcheck quotes: wise words from the Ellevest CEO.
“Your career is not going to go the way you planned. It is impossible at the age of 23 to pick the right industry, the right company, and you can visualize what you’re going to be doing in your 40s, 50s and 60s, but chances are that it’s going to be something quite different. So remain open to opportunities and change.”
“I wish I had known that that process of figuring out what you’re good at, what you want to do, and where you want to have an impact is not a one-time exercise, but an ongoing one. Instead, I bought into success being an endpoint rather than a constant process.”
Adena Friedman quotes: lessons by the Nasdaq CEO.
“It’s really, really important to own your life and own your career. You have to understand where you want to take your own career and you have to find ways to make it happen. No one else is going to sit there and do it for you. It’s really up to you.”
“You have to have your own sense of self-reliance, self-starting.”
How did Shane Makan go from being the chubby kid in school to IFBB pro, being crowned Mr. Canada, gracing all the major magazine covers, and becoming one of the most popular weight loss coaches online? Here, I’ll let him tell you.
Glenn Kelman quotes: the Redfin CEO speaks on business and life in general.
“Almost everything is interesting if you work at it.”
“You have to be sort of an emotional steward to really get a business to do something hard—to take people up the hill, to conquer the mountain, to sack the city. You have got to be a maniac.”
“Startups can be the most conservative organizations in the world. We spend so much energy nurturing our delicate egos against naysayers and self-doubt that we can hardly admit mistakes.”
Aaron Levie quotes: the Box cofounder and CEO speaks his mind.
“Execute like there’s no tomorrow, strategize like there will be.”
“When you’re doing something you’re passionate about, stress becomes a feature not a bug.”
“Never give up.”
Jase Stevens didn’t start lifting weights until he was twenty-one. After playing a variety of sports throughout high school, he felt it was time to improve his physique. He headed to the local rec center and began his journey. A year later he had transferred to a hardcore gym. There, the bigger guys and pro bodybuilders lit a fire inside him. He wanted what they had.
Little Richard quotes: the influential music figure’s finest words.
“If at first you don’t succeed, you get back up and you try… and you try… and you try it again.”
“It’s not the size of the ship; it’s the size of the waves.”
“Some situations you cause yourself.”
Anne Wojcicki quotes: the biotech businesswoman speaks her mind.
“Believe in your work. When life hits you in the face it is going to be your belief in your work that keeps you going at it every single day. You have to have a deep love for what you do because life will hand you a variety of struggles that will test your conviction.”
“If you are in love with your work and believe in it fully then you will wake up every day to mine away on it no matter what setbacks are handed your way. Find the things in life you 100% believe in and you will find your motivation in hard times unwavering.”
Penny Pritzker quotes: the billionaire’s most helpful ideas.
“It’s a continual evolution, which means we need a different mindset. We have to accept the fact that people may change jobs 10 to 15 times over their lifetime. This is the new reality.”
“I wanted to build businesses from the time I was little.”
William Wang quotes: the TV titan takes us to school.
“I was born and raised in Taiwan. I came to California with my parents when I was 14. It was a difficult adjustment because of language problems, cultural problems. I came to the U.S. without any knowledge of English.”
Sally Grimes quotes: insights from the Clif Bar CEO.
“‘You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose.’ This Dr. Seuss line from Oh the Places You’ll Go! is a good reminder that life is more about how we choose to respond and lead, and less about what happens to us.”
“Purpose is the greatest motivator: I have learned that people are motivated so much more by purpose than just profit. Clearly articulating ‘why we exist’—in creative ways, multiple times—goes such a long way in bringing out the best in people, and that brings out the best in business.”
Mary Dillon quotes: beautiful biz and life advice by the Ulta CEO.
“I didn’t know much about business when I was a kid and never imagined I would grow up to be a CEO.”
“I had all sorts of jobs. That gives you a sense of being humble. What I try to hold on to is really what I learned at those times.”
Gail Blanke quotes: on letting go of baggage, evolving, how to do the tough stuff when you don’t feel like it, and more.
“As English writer, George Elliott, quoted: ‘It’s never too late to become… what you might have been.'”
“Nothing really big, really bold, or really beautiful was ever created in a country, in a company, in a family, or in a life without a vision: a clear picture of what good would look like, of how, if anything were possible, it would be.”
Weili Dai quotes: on how to be successful in business and life.
“Believe in yourself.”
“Follow your passion in order to succeed. Most of the time, at best, I find that people follow their enthusiasm—until they run out. To me, following your passion means a willingness to give everything you have every day. Anything you aren’t truly committed to—night and day—is not really your passion, so don’t do it.”