Business tips by Leaders

As “Exhibit Hottest 100 startups” approaches, we look up to leading entrepreneurs and world leaders from around the world for some inspiration and we found plenty. We compiled a list of golden words said by people that will force you to ponder and make a note of them.

Richard Branson– “The truth is, rules are made to be broken. There have been many occasions, especially early on in my business career, when I’ve had to ask my ever-understanding wife to sign a sheet of paper with me to put a second mortgage on our home in order to get a business deal done! However, the theory is sound: trust your instincts, but protect the downside. And, of course, remember to listen to your mum and dad’s advice!

Larry Page- Co-Founder, Google– “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.

Peter Schutz– “Hire character. Train skill.

Tony Blair– “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.

Max Lucado– “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.

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

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

Theodore Roosevelt– “The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

Thomas J. Watson– “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.

David Marcus– “People will only change the way they do everyday tasks if it’s overwhelmingly clear how it makes their lives better.

Steve Case, Co-Founder AOL– “A vision without the ability to execute is probably a hallucination.

Naomi Simson– “Often we get people who come before us whose ideas aren’t fully evolved yet. What often happens is we see people come in and they are so in love with what they think they’re going to do they actually can’t listen. The critical thing to business growth is your ability to listen. We were given to ears and one mouth for a reason.

Ratan Tata– “I admire people who are very successful. But if that success has been achieved through too much ruthlessness, then I may admire that person, but I can’t respect him.

Elon Musk– “My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.

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