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Some Brutally Honest Quotes on Business

Some Brutally Honest Quotes on Business

Have you ever gotten to a point with your business idea where you no longer felt inspired about it? Whenever I feel that way, I go in search of inspiration instead of waiting for it to come to me. That's when I start googling quotes. They pump me up because I realize that I'm not alone no matter what issue I may be facing. Here are some brutally honest quotes on business that I found:

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”
— Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder

“Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” —Mark Cuban, AXS

“The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.”
— Rob Kalin, Etsy founder

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” —Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’”
— Tom Preston-Werner, Github co-founder

“No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” —Spencer Fry, CarbonMade co-founder

“A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about – 1. What its product is. 2. Who its customers are. 3. How to make money.”
— Dave McClure, 500Startups co-founder

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” —Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”
— Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” —Steve Case, AOL co-founder

“Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
— Bruce Levin

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” —Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post Media Group president and EIC

What are some of your favorite business quotes?

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