10 Pieces of Advice for Every Young Entrepreneur

10 pieces of advice for every young entrepreneur. Words of encouragement, guidance, and insight from some of the world’s most successful business moguls.

“Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.”

– Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

“We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”

– Pete Cashmore, Mashable founder and CEO

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”

– Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

“You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.”

– Reid Hoffman, LinkenIn Co-founder

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

– Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”

– Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO

“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

– Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

“Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.”

-Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.”

– Sara Blakely, SPANX founder

“It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hard work of running a business and completely forget that while solving problems and building something that you can be proud of, you also have an incredible opportunity to shape the future. Even better, you have the chance to meet amazing people and do amazing things along the way. It’s important not to get lost among the trees and forget about the amazing, beautiful forest you’re planting.”

– Colin Wright, Co-Founder of Asymmetrical Press

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