Quotes That Ignite Thinking
"Fear...is a clue that you’re getting close to doing something important." —Seth Godin, Linchpin
"Most people are good at a handful of things and utterly miserable at most." —Tim Ferriss, The Four Hour Work Week
"Remember the guy in the '80s walking around with a boombox on his shoulder? Why'd he do that? Because it told a story about who he was. Expressing yourself is big business." —Gary Vaynerchuk
"How you do anything is how you do everything. Your "character" or "nature" just refers to how you handle all the day-to-day things in life, no matter how small."
"Managers make widgets. Leaders make change"
"Don't worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test... Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap - but it was a revolutionary piece of crap." —Guy Kawasaki
"Businesses often forget about the culture, and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can't deliver good service from unhappy employees."
—Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness
“Whether you prevail or fail, endure or die, depends more on what you do to yourself than on what the world does to you.” —Jim Collins, How the Mighty Fall
"The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is—here’s the clincher—boredom." —Tim Ferriss, The Four Hour Work Week
"Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across." —Guy Kawasaki
On Web 2.0: "We are massively underestimating this culture shift... We are in the era of the humanization of business. We're living by small town rules again." —Gary Vaynerchuk
"For all their bitching about what’s holding them back, most people have a lot of trouble coming up with the defined dreams they’re being held from." —Tim Ferriss, The Four Hour Work Week
“Micromanaging is something we only accuse other people of doing. When we do it, we call it helping or clarifying. Right?” —Me
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” —Alvin Toffler
"The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task at hand covers both bases, but not often." —Derek Sivers
“Many accept a known devil over an unknown angel.” —Amy Moore
"You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself." —Seth Godin, Tribes
“Incentives are like [a] jet engine. There’s no question the engine will take you somewhere fast but it’s not always clear where. Or what you’re going to mow down on the way.” —Dan & Chip Heath
“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” —Wayne Gretzky
"Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, and the fastest. You don't lose your momentum, and there's one more important reason I slide headfirst - it gets my picture in the paper." —Pete Rose
"The easiest thisng is to react. The second easiest is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate." —Seth Godin, Tribes
"Patience is the art of concealing your impatience." —Guy Kawasaki
The true definition of Art: "Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient." —Seth Godin, Linchpin
You say: "I'm bright and ambitious." Investor thinks: "That's a relief because I usually invest in stupid and lazy people." —Guy Kawasaki
"Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal" —T.S. Eliot
"Acknowledge to yourself that the factory job is dead. Having a factory job is not a natural state. It wasn’t at the heart of being human until very recently. We’ve been culturally brainwashed." —Seth Godin, Linchpin
"I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and four-thousand hits."
"A good idea is about ten percent implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent." —Guy Kawasaki
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Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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