Nothing works better than just improving your product.  Joel Spolsky

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.  Theodore Roosevelt

Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.  Jack Dorsey

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. Dhirubhai Ambani

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.  Thomas Edison


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


Startups don’t win by attacking. They win by transcending. There are exceptions of course, but usually the way to win is to race ahead, not to stop & fight.  Paul Graham


It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.  Charles Darwin

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett

Attention to detail can’t be (and never is) added later. It’s an entire development philosophy, methodology, and culture.  Marco Arment


Solve a real problem. You don’t start a company because you want to be an entrepreneur or the fame and glory that comes along with it. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real problem.  Aaron Patzer


People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.  Simon Sinek


As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every 2 hours and cried.  Ben Horowitz


Competition validates you. It creates a category. It permits the sale to be this or that, not yes or no.  Seth Godin


You need a team that’s going to care about this thing as much as you do.  Scott Heiferman

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Richard Branson

The best investor is your customer.  Esther Dyson


It’s a great discipline to have to report to somebody – even if you’re the sole owner.  Tim O’Reilly


If you have an urge to build something that could change the world, don’t focus on the money, but the legacy you’ll leave behind.   Alexander Tamas


Do not let failure dictate your future choices.  Roger Ehrenberg


“Easy” is a word that’s used to describe other people’s jobs.  Jason Fried

Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy. Sheryl Sandberg

If you have more than three priorities, then you don’t have any.  Jim Collins

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Jack Ma

You have to be very nimble and very open minded. Your success is going to be very dependent on how your adapt.  Jeremy Stoppelman

The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place. Guy Kawasaki


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates

You have no idea if your idea matters until you share it.  Michael Lopp