Category: Quotes

Pursue Something Worthwhile

Pursue Something Worthwhile

| August 13, 2013 | Reply

I heard a great quote today from Tim O’Reilly: “Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.”

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Everything Will Be OK

Everything Will Be OK

| August 9, 2013 | Reply

My grandfather once told me,”Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, then it’s not the end. So keep moving.” Today, if things appear to be tough – an uphill battle – remember that the journey is long and filled with ups and downs. Things will be OK.

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Do Good Anyway

Do Good Anyway

| May 2, 2013 | Reply

One of my favorite short reminders of how to live life can be found written on the wall in Mother Theresa‘s bedroom of her home for children in Calcutta, India. It is a constant reminder to live by a set of principles that are grounded, unfettered by the whims of societal change. I wish I […]

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You have all that you need to create an incredible life.

You have all that you need to create an incredible life.

| November 20, 2012 | Reply

My friend Erin Mellinger posted this on facebook the other day. It’s so insightful, I wanted to share it with you: “There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that’s important.” Wow! How powerful that is when you think about it. Every number ever produced is a […]

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Hustle

Hustle

| September 20, 2012 | Reply

“Things may come to those who wait… but only the things left over by those who huslte” – A. Lincoln (and probably Jay Z)                        

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Two things you can’t do

Two things you can’t do

| August 13, 2012 | Reply

You can't drink yourself sober, and you can't borrow your way out of debt.

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Toes and Ass

Toes and Ass

| August 3, 2012 | Reply

Today, I'm at a wedding in Orange County CA and got to spend time talking with the father of the bride – a dapper chap with opinions and life experiences to back them up. We got on the subject of life lessons, in which he shared with me his view on how to get along […]

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Steve Jobs: Magnificence and Mortality

Steve Jobs: Magnificence and Mortality

| October 6, 2011 | Reply

Today, I woke up to the death of Steve Jobs. At the age of 56, he did what most entrepreneurs dream of doing – changing the world for the better. Even though I didn't know him, I could help but feel saddened and tearful. Part out of respect – and part out of feeling that […]

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Love What You Do

Love What You Do

| December 15, 2010 | Reply

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Never Graduate From Kindergarten

Never Graduate From Kindergarten

| May 19, 2010 | 1 Reply

I'm fortunate enough to have smart advisors for TakeLessons. They've been motivational and have kicked my ass to think at a higher level and become a smarter business person. In addition to all the business advice I get, sometimes a life lesson will shine through. These life lessons tend to be just as valuable as […]

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One of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while

One of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while

| March 23, 2010 | Reply

This is one of the best quotes I’ve heard in a while: “If roughly 80% of the results come from 20% of the efforts, then perfection is nowhere near as precious as time.”

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Quote From Stephen King

Quote From Stephen King

| February 7, 2009 | Reply

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

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The Reason We Form Companies

The Reason We Form Companies

| December 18, 2008 | Reply

"The reason that a group of people get together and exist as an institution that we call a company is so that they are able to accomplish something collectively that they could not accomplish separately – they make a contribution to society as a group that is greater than the individual contribution.” David Packard, FounderHP […]

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