16 Inspirational Quotes From Successful CEO's
Looking for some inspiration to help your business get the next level? These current and former CEO's know a thing or two about motivating their workers and selling their brand. Here is a list of some of the most inspiring quotes from top business professionals.
CEO of Virgin Group
"To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials."
CEO of Apple
"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently."
CEO of Amazon
"The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’"
CEO of Google
"If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning."
CEO of Yahoo
"I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough."
CEO of Dell Computers
"There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities."
CEO of Microsoft
"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
CEO of Walt Disney
"It’s in our best interest to put some of the old rules aside and create new ones and follow the consumer—what the consumer wants and where the consumer wants to go."
CEO of General Electric
"I’m responsible for this company. I stand behind the results. I know the details, and I think the CEO has to be the moral leader of the company, … I think high standards are good, but let’s not anybody be confused, it’s about performance with integrity. That’s what you have to do."
CEO of Trump Organization
"Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive."
CEO of Mashable
"We’re living at a time when attention is the new currency: With hundreds of TV channels, billions of Web sites, podcasts, radio shows, music downloads and social networking, our attention is more fragmented than ever before.Those who insert themselves into as many channels as possible look set to capture the most value. They’ll be the richest, the most successful, the most connected, capable and influential among us. We’re all publishers now, and the more we publish, the more valuable connections we’ll make.Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Fitbit and the SenseCam give us a simple choice: participate or fade into a lonely obscurity."
CEO of Starbucks
"In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic."
CEO of 21st Century Fox
"The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow."
John C. Maxwell
CEO of The John Maxwell Company
"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them."
CEO of Facebook
"I think as a company, if you can get those two things right — having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff — then you can do pretty well."