“ Every significant invention must be startling, unexpected, and must come into a world that is not prepared for it. If the world were prepared for it, it would not be much of an invention. ”

Edwin Land

“ Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly. ”

Reed Hastings

“ The problem with the Internet startup craze isn’t that too many people are starting companies; it’s that too many people aren’t sticking with it. That’s somewhat understandable, because there are many moments that are filled with despair and agony, when you have to fire people and cancel things and deal with very difficult situations. That’s when you find out who you are and what your values are. ”

Steve Jobs

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“ They were called nerds. But I could never have built the business without them ”

Mayor Bloomberg

“ Well run technology businesses with tremendous consumer usage make a lot of money over the long term ”

Larry Page

“ we invest in strength, not lack of weakness ”

Marc Andreessen

“ Luck finds the doers. ”

Scott Adams

“ Stumbling upon the next great invention in an “ah-ha!” moment is a myth. It is only by learning from mistakes that progress is made. ”

James Dyson

“ I have always lived my life by making lists: lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen. Each day I work through these lists, and that sequence of calls propels me forward. ”

Richard Branson

“ TechCrunch is my first real success, and it happened by accident. ”

Michael Arrington