Real People Doing Extraordinary Things
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
— Oprah Winfrey
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
— Bill Gates
Intensity is the price of excellence.
— Warren Buffet
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
— Vince Lombardi
What a man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.
— Viktor Frankl
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future.
— Steve Jobs
I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old.
— Sir Richard Branson
There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.
— Robert Oppenheimer
We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
— Richard Feynman
Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.
— Ray Kurzweil
The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.
— Peter Diamandis
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
— Paulo Coelho
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success. . .
— Nikola Tesla
There is no passion to be found in playing small, in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.
— Nelson Mandela
I am a big believer that technology shapes mankind.
— Mukesh Ambani
Passion and persistence — while most often associated with success — are also essential ingredients of futility.
— Mike Rowe
Let nothing dim the light that shines from within.
— Maya Angelou
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
— Marie Curie
The smartphone revolution is underhyped; more people have access to phones than access to running water.
— Marc Andreessen
With guns, you can kill terrorists. With knowledge, you can kill terrorism.
— Malala Yousafzai
Entrepreneurs: The only people who work 80 hour weeks to avoid working 40 hour weeks.
— Lori Greiner
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
— Jim Rohn
I know nothing about technology.
— Jack Ma
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
— Henry Ford
With engineering, I view this year’s failure as next year’s opportunity to try it again. Failures are not something to be avoided. You want to have them happen as quickly as you can so you can make progress rapidly.
— Gordon Moore
The best investor is your customer.
— Esther Dyson
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
— Ernest Hemingway
My desk is at the end of the production line. I have a sleeping bag and a conference room adjacent to the production line…
— Elon Musk
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.
— Earl Nightingale
Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.
— Dean Kamen
People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.
— Charles Bukowski
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
— Albert Einstein
I could have accepted the possibility of my own magnificence but instead I sought to be perfect in the eyes of others..
— Cat Volz
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The Innovation Initiative
The business that will change your life starts with a product or service that people want.
When you’re dead, nobody will care how many hours you put in at the office. Ideas and execution are the new currency. Not certificates and titles. Your lifetime of hard work can result in wealth instead of a pink slip.
Entrepreneur TV is an internet TV show featuring real people doing extraordinary things around the world. We deliver insight on bleeding edge technologies and social trends to prepare for the future.
The Initiative was launched by native Silicon Valley serial founder, Cat Volz, on April 1, 2016.