30 Quotes From Influential Businessmen That Improved My Life

Here’s a list of 30 Quotes From Influential Businessmen That Improved My Life, sorted by categories, with additional details including the year, profession, and lifespan of the person:

From Technology Entrepreneurs:

  1. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple Inc. (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)
  2. “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” – Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft (October 28, 1955 – Present)
  3. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla (June 28, 1971 – Present)
  4. “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon (January 12, 1964 – Present)
  5. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook (May 14, 1984 – Present)

From Industrialists:

  1. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)
  2. “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie, Steel Magnate and Philanthropist (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919)
  3. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller, Oil Industry Businessman and Philanthropist

From Modern Entrepreneurs:

  1. “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – Warren Buffett, Investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (August 30, 1930 – Present)
  2. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group (July 18, 1950 – Present)
  3. “In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we’re made of.” – Howard Schultz, Former CEO of Starbucks (July 19, 1953 – Present)
  4. “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Larry Page, Co-founder of Google (March 26, 1973 – Present)
  5. “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook (August 28, 1969 – Present)
  6. “The distance between number one and number two is always a constant. If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.” – Indra Nooyi, Former CEO of PepsiCo (October 28, 1955 – Present)
  7. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma, Co-founder of Alibaba Group (September 10, 1964 – Present)

From Media Entrepreneurs and Financial Entrepreneurs:

  1. “You become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey, Media Proprietor and Talk Show Host (January 29, 1954 – Present)
  2. “You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Ted Turner, Founder of CNN (November 19, 1938 – Present)
  3. “Pain + Reflection = Progress.” – Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates (August 8, 1949 – Present)
  4. “I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong.” – George Soros, Investor and Philanthropist (August 12, 1930 – Present)
  5. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney, Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)
  6. “The best way to get things done is to simply begin.” – David Goffen, Co-Founder of DreamWorks SKG (February 21, 1943 – Present)

From Fashion and Retail Entrepreneurs:

  1. “I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” – Ralph Lauren, Fashion Designer and Businessman (October 14, 1939 – Present)
  2. “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder, Co-founder of Estée Lauder Companies (July 1, 1906 – April 24, 2004)
  3. “The customer is the only one who can fire us all.” – Amancio Ortega, Founder of Zara and Inditex (March 28, 1936 – Present)

From Hospitality Entrepreneurs and Telecommunications Entrepreneurs:

  1. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton, Founder of Hilton Hotels (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979)
  2. “It’s the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class.” – J. Willard Marriott, Founder of Marriott Corporation (September 17, 1900 – August 13, 1985)
  3. “When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead. I don’t want to live thinking about how I’ll be remembered.” – Carlos Slim, Founder of Grupo Carso (January 28, 1940 – Present)

From Real Estate Entrepreneurs:

  1. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump, Real Estate Developer and Former President of the United States (June 14, 1946 – Present)

From Publishing Entrepreneurs:

  1. “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” – Rupert Murdoch, Founder of News Corporation (March 11, 1931 – Present)

From Sports Entrepreneurs:

  1. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, Former Professional Basketball Player and Owner of the Charlotte Hornets (February 17, 1963 – Present)

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