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1. "The Reinvention and Revolution of our Entrepreneurship and Leadership lays in the rebirth of our mind's eye."
Author: Anyaele Sam Chiyson
2. "I always read about these stories of entrepreneurs - it's like they're in the desert with no water, and they're the ones that survive. But I've been really fortunate to have people on my team who are optimistic about the future and who know that if you work through hard times that there's usually something good at the end."
Author: Ben Silbermann
3. "Good entrepreneurs can manage, but no one but an entrepreneur can entrepreneur, let alone help build and lead the world's community of leading social entrepreneurs and their top business entrepreneur allies."
Author: Bill Drayton
4. "The social entrepreneurs are governments' best friends."
Author: Bill Drayton
5. "We started Ashoka here in India with a simple idea: that you needed social entrepreneurs to deal with problems that don't fit the business paradigm."
Author: Bill Drayton
6. "Generally, older people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are running most countries and are CEOs of corporations. Which isn't to say there aren't entrepreneurs, but if the young were better in every respect, there'd be no reason for the old. Our life span reflects our particular life strategy."
Author: Cynthia Kenyon
7. "We are raising today's children in sterile, risk-averse and highly structured environments. In so doing, we are failing to cultivate artists, pioneers and entrepreneurs, and instead cultivating a generation of children who can follow the rules in organized sports games, sit for hours in front of screens and mark bubbles on standardized tests."
Author: Darell Hammond
8. "Entrepreneurs with disabilities are overwhelmingly successful."
Author: David Brenner
9. "Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that's what Washington was."
Author: Ed Smith
10. "If your goal is to make money, becoming an entrepreneur is a sucker's bet. Sure, some entrepreneurs make a lot of money, but if you calculate the amount of stress-inducing work and time it takes and multiply that by the low likelihood of success and eventual payoff, it is not a great way to get rich."
Author: Eric Ries
11. "There is much that public policy can do to support American entrepreneurs. Health insurance reform will make it easier for entrepreneurs to take a chance on a new business without putting their family's health at risk. Tort reform will make it easier to take prudent risks on new products in a number of sectors."
Author: Eric Ries
12. "I believe for the first time in history, entrepreneurship is now a viable career."
Author: Eric Ries
13. "We seldom consider how much of our lives we must render in return for some object we barely want, seldom need, buy only because it was put before us...And this is understandable given the workings of our system where without a job we perish, where if we don't want a job and are happy to get by we are labeled irresponsible, non-contributing leeches on society. But if we hire a fleet of bulldozers, tear up half the countryside and build some monstrous factory, casino or mall, we are called entrepreneurs, job-creators, stalwarts of the community. Maybe we should all be shut away on some planet for the insane. Then again, maybe that is where we are."
Author: Ferenc Máté
14. "In the bubble decade, making money as an end in itself boomed as a calling among students at elite universities like Harvard, siphoning off gifted undergraduates who might otherwise have been scientists, teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, artists or inventors."
Author: Frank Rich
15. "In China, a lot of the opening up of private entrepreneurship is happening because women are starting businesses, small businesses, faster than men."
Author: Hanna Rosin
16. "This is the basis for the most important critique of microfinance. The poor are not entrepreneurs. The idea that more than a few will turn tiny loans into a viable business is simply unrealistic."
Author: Ian Smillie
17. "And innovation and entrepreneurship is the opportunity and best opportunity we have to grow the economy."
Author: Jerry Moran
18. "Commercial banks are very good for certain businesses, like loans and guarding other people's money. They're not great investors or entrepreneurs."
Author: John Gutfreund
19. "I did parallel entrepreneurship, which was very hard to do. It was hard to keep your head straight and know which ideas were with which company."
Author: Jonah Peretti
20. "We see entrepreneurship and small businesses and supply chains as a critical part of the economic growth and competitiveness agenda."
Author: Karen Mills
21. "So many of my rookie mistakes could have been avoided by first-hand exposure to other, more experienced technology entrepreneurs."
Author: Kathryn Minshew
22. "Every day, entrepreneurs act on their assumptions. Should you?"
Author: Lisa A. Mininni
23. "Savvy entrepreneurs adopting an abundance mindset realize there's enough business to go around. The next time you're networking, consider approaching someone you think is a competitor. Explore the possibilities of referring business to them."
Author: Lisa A. Mininni
24. "Of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs."
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
25. "Superstar lawyers and math whizzes and software entrepreneurs appear at first blush to lie outside ordinary experience. But they don't. They are products of history and community, of opportunity and legacy. Their success is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky - but all critical to making them who they are. The outlier, in the end, is not an outlier at all."
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
26. "We are a mixed economy. We will remain a mixed economy. The public and private sector will continue to play a very important role. The private sector in our country has very ample scope and I am confident that India's entrepreneurs have the capacity, and the will to rise to the occasion."
Author: Manmohan Singh
27. "There's a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Valley who have arrived since 2000, after the dotcom bust. They're completely fearless."
Author: Marc Andreessen
28. "Internet entrepreneurs are using technology at every level of their company - from a one-person agency to a small firm, the newest technological advances are interwoven throughout every aspect of Internet-based businesses."
Author: Marc Ostrofsky
29. "Walmart is an amazing story of entrepreneurship and, as one of the world's most powerful brands, touches millions of lives every day."
Author: Marissa Mayer
30. "We want Facebook to be one of the best places people can go to learn how to build stuff. If you want to build a company, nothing better than jumping in and trying to build one. But Facebook is also great for entrepreneurs/hackers. If people want to come for a few years and move on and build something great, that's something we're proud of."
Author: Mark Zuckerberg
31. "Basically if you study entrepreneurs, there is a misnomer: People think that entrepreneurs take risk, and they get rewarded because they take risk. In reality entrepreneurs do everything they can to minimize risk. They are not interested in taking risk. They want free lunches and they go after free lunches."
Author: Mohnish Pabrai
32. "Self-employed people work where they live. Entrepreneurs live where they work."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
33. "I'm encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun."
Author: Muhammad Yunus
34. "Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual."
Author: Natalie Clifford Barney
35. "We begin to change the world when we stimulate long-term prosperity using technology. There is not a problem that's large enough that innovation and entrepreneurship can't solve."
Author: Naveen Jain
36. "Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success - because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that's disguised as failure."
Author: Naveen Jain
37. "Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing."
Author: Naveen Jain
38. "Pinochet shared one of the main aims of his ideological soulmates in Britain: to erase the working class as a concept. His goal, he declared, was to ‘make Chile not a nation of proletarians, but a nation of entrepreneurs'."
Author: Owen Jones
39. "I'm just more excited about helping new entrepreneurs create the next Facebook or Google."
Author: Paul Buchheit
40. "Economic growth creates jobs, and countries grow when they educate their people and pursue policies that encourage households to save, existing businesses to invest, and entrepreneurs to innovate and create new markets."
Author: Peter Blair Henry
41. "Governments are not running the show anymore. Scumbag Entrepreneurs are, and they have a harsh and ruthless agenda."
Author: Ralph Steadman
42. "But as an entrepreneur you have to feel like you can jump out of an aeroplane because you're confident that you'll catch a bird flying by. It's an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go splat because the bird doesn't come by, but a few times it does."
Author: Reed Hastings
43. "When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge."
Author: Robert Kiyosaki
44. "Nordstrom is looking to hire entrepreneurs—empowered self-starters, who seize opportunities to create and build their own businesses; to be franchisees within the larger Nordstrom franchise."
Author: Robert Spector
45. "Because of the love affair between the American public and the stock market, it is possible for entrepreneurs, technological visionaries and inventors of every sort to get financing."
Author: Ron Chernow
46. "I never said I enjoy anything about using the Internet. I enjoy helping the entrepreneurs who are building this thing that I don't necessarily like or use."
Author: Ron Conway
47. "One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive social impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people a fish and feeding them for a day, but by teaching them to fish, in hopes of feeding them for a lifetime. I have come to know several social entrepreneurs in recent years, and most combine a business school brain with a social worker's heart. The triple convergence and the flattening of the world have been a godsend for them. Those who get it and are adapting to it have begun launching some very innovative projects."
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
48. "Mindset & context are the 2 main ingredients entrepreneurs and leaders must use for creating sustainable real success"
Author: Tony Dovale
49. "Big businesses can help by engaging aspiring entrepreneurs and promoting initiatives which support small businesses from within."
Author: Tory Burch
50. "Entrepreneurs have the flexibility and the ability to do things that large companies simply cannot. Could a large company pull off a trick like Amyris, going from anti-malaria medicine to next-generation fuel?"
Author: Vinod Khosla

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