Top Quotes and Advice from Experienced Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneur Advice Quotes

Any seasoned entrepreneur knows that you never get it all right the first time. Start-ups experience more failures than they do successes, but it’s all about the lessons learned. Here are 5 valuable quotes based on real experience, wins, losses and lessons.

1.Stay stupid

The only way a side project will work is if people give themselves permission to think simple, to change their minds, to fail — basically, to not take them too seriously.

– Tobias van Schneider designs and builds new products for Spotify

2.The 20-40-60 rule

“At 20, you’re constantly worrying about what other people think of you. At 40 you wake up and say, ‘I’m not going to give a damn what other people think anymore.’ And at 60 you realize no one is thinking about you at all. Nobody is thinking about you from the very beginning. Your boss isn’t thinking about you. Your peers aren’t thinking about you. You need to think about you.”

– Heidi Roizen, entrepreneur, executive and investor.

3. Don’t get distracted by a vocal minority

“People express themselves much more often when things are going wrong, but you have a lot more people that you’re serving on a regular basis.”

–  Erik Martin, Reddit’s first community manager

 4. Keep your story simple

“To get a reporter to write about your product, you have to convince them that what you’re doing matters. Take your messaging and edit it down. Get it to its essence. What is the one line you want people to remember? You only get one.”

– Caryn Marooney, Head of Technology Communications at Facebook

5. Know yourself

“You need to position your product in the mind of your user and that requires taking your potential users into account, assessing the product’s strengths and weaknesses, and considering your competition. There are so many products out there, and people are busy. You have to know who you are.”

– Arielle Jackson, Marketing Manger for Cover app before Twitter bought it.