Success Tips from Business Leaders

What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” – Dave Thomas, Founder, Wendy’s

“There’s an entrepreneur right now, scared to death, making excuses, saying, ‘it’s not the right time just yet.’ There’s no such thing as a good time.” – Kevin Plank, CEO, Under Armour

“You don’t need to be a genius or a visionary, or even a college graduate for that matter, to be successful. You just need framework and a dream.” – Michael Dell, CEO, Dell

“You become the average of the five people you hang out with.” – Drew Houston, CEO, Dropbox

“Your title makes you a Manager. Your people make you a leader.” – Bill Campbell, former CEO, Intuit

“Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged.” – Frederick W. Smith, CEO, Fedex

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch, CEO, General Electric

“While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior” – Henry C. Link

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul Meyer

“In the long arc of time, you are only relevant if customers love you.” – Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

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