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Notable Business Quotes Pt: II

business-quotesHello everyone and welcome back for the second installment of Notable Business Quotes. The purpose of this series of articles is to inspire business professionals no matter the age or industry. All of the people who spoke patented these quotes have made millions and even billions of dollars doing what they love, inspiring passion and innovation, and above all changing the landscape of business forever.

These quotes have definitely meant something to me and have given me the drive and push to better myself as a professional working in New York City. If you haven’t seen the previous version you can view it here. Enjoy the list and please share!

Steve Jobs – CEO, Apple Inc.

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

Les Brown – International Motivational Speaker and Author

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts  will take you places that will amaze you.”

Richard Branson – CEO & Founder of Virgin Group

“Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.”

Andrew Carnegie – Founder of Carnegie Corporation

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

Larry Ellison – CEO, Oracle Corporation

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.”

John D. Rockefeller – Founder of Standard Oil Company

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

David Packard -Co-founder of Hewlett Packard

“Take risks. Ask big questions. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; if you don’t make mistakes, you’re not reaching far enough.”

Thank you for reading!

Nona Black

Notable Business Quotes Pt: 1

business-quotesThere are so many powerful business men and women out there that have years and years of experience and knowledge that have allowed them to ascend the corporate ladder. This knowledge and experience is able to be passed on to young professionals, entrepreneurs, and really just about everyone. There are millions of quotes out there from top executives, A-list celebrities, and more on how to acquire wealth, how to influence people, how to make friends, and how to put your best foot forward. One of my passions is to read these quotes, really think about the meaning of it and see how what someone else says affects me personally. The following list is part of a series that will showcase some of the more notable and inspirational quotes that I have absorbed and try to incorporate into my daily life. Enjoy and please share!

1. Warren Buffett – Business Mogul and Investor Extraordinaire:

“Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre”


2. Albert Einstein – Theoretical Physicist and Brilliant Mind:

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value”


3. Henry Ford – Innovator and Founder of Ford Motor Company:

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business”


4. John Quincy Adams – Sixth President of the United States:

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”


5. B.C. Forbes – Journalistic Icon and Founder of Forbes Magazine:

“When you delve deep enough, you find that practically every great fortune and great enterprise in America has sprung from the courage enterprise of some individuals. It was Commodore Vanderbilt’s enterprise in switching first from running a ferryboat to running other ships, and then, when he was well along in years, his enterprise in switching into railroading that created what was to become one of the most notable fortunes in the history of the world”


6. Andrew W. Houston – Founder and CEO of Dropbox:

“No one is born a CEO, but no one tells you that. The magazine stories make it sound like Mark Zuckerberg woke up one day and wanted to redefine how the world communicates [by creating] a billion-dollar company. He didn’t.”


7. Biz Stone – Co-Founder of Twitter:

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success”

I hope you will all join me again soon for the second installment of notable business quotes. It is one of my passions and may become one of yours

Thank you for viewing!

Nona Black