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40 Entrepreneurship Lessons From World’s Billionaires

Here is a collection of quotes from the World’s biggest entrepreneurs-Billionaires. Valuable advice for start ups:
1.      “For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don’t like that one? They’ll just keep coming. There’s no end to buses or businesses.”
          Sheldon Adelson
2.      “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”
          Ingvar Kamprad
3.       “I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
          Elon Musk
4.       “If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through’’.
          Isabel dos Santos
5.       “Whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work.”
          Michael Dell
6.      “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”
          John D Rockefeller
7.      “Getting the job done has been the basis for the success my company has achieved.”
          Michael Bloomberg
8.      “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
          Steve Jobs
9.      “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
          Mark Zuckerberg
10.   “Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best.”
Stefan Persson
11.    “There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach.”
          Chuck Feeney
12.    “If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”
           Azim Premji
13.    “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
          Richard Branson
14.    “You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
          Ted Turner
15.   “Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”
           Mark Cuban
16.    “If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all.”
          Al-Waleed bin Talal
17.    “When there is a crisis, that’s when some are interested in getting out and that’s when we are interested in getting in.”
          Carlos Slim Helu
18.    “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
          Bill Gates
19.   “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.”
          Donald Trump
20.   ‘‘No action is too small when it comes to changing the world… I’m inspired every time I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds’’.
          Cyril Ramaphosa
21.   “Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”
          J. Paul Getty
22.   “Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.”
          Li Ka-Shing
23.   “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
          Andrew Carnegie
24.   “What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction”
          Oprah Winfrey
25.   “Don’t think you are unstoppable or foolproof. Don’t think that the only way your business will work is through perfection. Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for success.”
          Eike Batista
26.    “Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”
          Tony Hsieh
27.   “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
          Henry Ford
28.   “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”
          Jeff Bezos
29.    “I think in business, you have to learn to be patient. Maybe I’m not very patient myself. But I think that I’ve learned the most is be able to wait for something and get it when it’s the right time.”
          Bernard Arnault
30.    “After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.”
          Aristotle Onassis
31.    “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”
          H. Ross Perot
32.    “In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice’’.
          Stephen Saad
33.   “I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.”
          Mukesh Ambani
34.   “When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.”
           Larry Ellison
35.   “Failure is not the outcome – failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.”
          Sara Blakely
36.    “I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.”
          Tyler Perry
37.   “I feel like in a world where we all try to figure out our place and our purpose here, your passions are one of your most obvious guides.”
          Nick Woodman
38.   “Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.”
          Lakshmi Mittal
39.    “I realized that in a lot of failures, there are a lot of opportunities.”
          Clive Palmer
40.   “High expectations are the key to everything.”
          Sam Walton

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(John 4:1-26)

The world is divided into many regions of people with varying characteristics,such as race,ethnicity,culture,religion,among others which are different from one people to another.
In this era that interaction is necessary,we cant afford to live in one shell,we need to move out and relate to other people through trade,sharing of intellect,learning,sports,etc.
Therefore,there is great need to overcome the barriers that come with the variety.

In other words, in the world today there is perhaps more interaction between peoples, cultures and religions than in any period in human history that calls for dialogue and mutual respect, tolerance and understanding with one another. In a multi-cultural and pluralistic society, we are invited and challenged to move out of our culture and ideology to welcome and embrace the “other.”

Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

We can learn some ways of dealing with this from Jesus in his interaction with the Samaritan woman. It happened at a time when Samaritans and Jews were customarily enemies who could not interact. Theracial and cultural (not to mention the theological) barriers present at this encounter were insurmountable. When Jesus asked this woman for a drink of water, she was caught completely off guard, “… Jews have no dealings with Samaritans” (John 4:9).

  • Dont let cultural and racial differences inconvenience you.
There were two ways to travel from Jerusalem to Galilee – the high road and the low road. The high road was the short road, but it went through Samaria, and since the Jews didn’t like the Samaritans, they usually took the low road, down to Jericho and up the Jordan River valley. But decided to travel through Samaria. So already we learn that Jesus was not a prejudiced as most Jews were – he was willing to go to foreign territory.
Like Jesus,we should not let prejudices inconvenience us due to unwillingness to interact with others.

  • Accept people from other cultures and teach others to tolerate them.
[Verse 8] tells us that His disciples had gone into the town to buy food. Now, as verse 9 tells us, most Jews would have nothing to do with Samaritans, so it is pretty remarkable that Jesus sent his disciples into town to do some grocery shopping. He had apparently already taught them that it was OK to buy food from the Samaritans.

  • Compromise some of your beliefs.
Jesus did three things that were highly unconventional and astonishing for his cultural-religious situation:He as a man discussed theology openly with a woman. He as a Jew asked to drink from the ritually unclean bucket of a Samaritan and he did not avoid her, even though he knew her marital record in spite of himself,being Christ.Therefore,we should be willing to lose some ground of our own cultural beliefs and racial cocoons in order to accommodate those of others and interact with them.

  • Be open the the common grounds you find yourself in and use them to break prejudice.
In this text, Jesus tears down the dividing wall of hostility and prejudice that separates the Jews and Samaritans. He takes the initiative to break this hostility and prejudice by requesting for a drink from the woman (v. 7). Jesus meets this woman on a common ground of simple humanity and makes his request.
His conversation with the woman is a digging process of a well in her heart, removing the strata of doubt and social prejudice that she had. Systematically. Jesus leads her to a deeper level, using her own feelings and psychological thoughts to capture her attention and to win her over. He enters into her life situation, uses her very words and thoughts to help her see beyond her imagination. Even though she sees Jesus as a stranger, she is open to the dialogue
  • Expect repulsion,but be ready to correct it eventually without creating friction.
The woman’s response is based on their deep cultural differences. For it was unthinkable for a Jew to talk to a Samaritan as the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans because they are considered unclean (v. 9). To relate to a Samaritan entails defining one and going against Jewish laws. Jesus took a risk and did not take these into consideration. Despite the crudeness of her perception, she willingly, trusted the stranger and made her petition with confidence. This is became the beginning of understanding.
  • Know the other people well so as to understand them for them to understand you.
Jesus’ foreknowledge manifests something profound in the woman’s life. Yet what is needed is honesty, respect, and willingness to share one’s views, relying on the intrinsic value. However, having been confronted by her personal life situation, she makes a shift to worship to avoid embarrassment!
Knowing the sensitive parts of a people and the facts of what they believe in gives one a dimension with which to start their interaction. The other party will be sucked into it by the initial knowledge and eventually appreciate you. Also,this knowledge drives your interaction,that you dont overstep their emotional boundaries.
  • Dont be outright in bringing out aspects that are touchy on them. Be candid.
The need was to make the Gospel both relevant to this woman as well as desirable. To do this, Jesus worked upon her sense of curiosity and physical need. He said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water” (V.10).This statement generated interest on ‘what was He trying to offer? No doubt this woman had heard a lot of approaches before, and yet it appeared that this Man was trying to give, not to get. What was His angle? Who was He? There had been no formal introduction.

We should be candid in bringing out topics to people who are touchy about them. In as much as we may aim at changing their circumstances,we should be careful how we do it. If you sell sunscreen,you cant tell a white person..”Hey,this is a product for your white,nontropical face..”!
Ultimately,our purpose will have been realized if we set aside our socio-cultural differences. Furthermore,its not our cultures that we seek to promote,its our ideals.The racial and cultural barriers, I believe, have been hurdled. The woman is now willing to converse, paving the way for further penetration with the Gospel. Notice that Jesus neither defended Jewish bigotry, nor did He explain how He differed with them. His actions spoke decisively enough. Concentration on such issues would not convert this woman.
What an example to learn from?Jesus Himself!


Life Guide

Do what is necessary to succeed in life, not what is popular to fit in.”

” Pick and choose who you put stock into, not everyone is meant to be a friend nor are they worth spending thoughts on. Put your stock into people who are not only about themselves but care about you as a person, cares about how you feel and someone who will add to your life.”

” I never worry about people who are so quick to point out problems. Usually, they aren’t so quick to do something to solve them.”

” Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”

” Be grateful for whoever comes, because each guest has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

” The answer to having a better life is not about getting a better life, it’s just about changing how we see the one we have right now.”

” Don’t complain; just DO something! Your complaining won’t change anything.”

Complaining won’t help, it just adds to the problem. ACT and your problem will be solved.

” Instead of focusing on the darkness in the situations of life, let the light of prayer lighten the pathway to a healthier way of thinking. Trust me, if you wish harm to others, you only harm yourself. They rest well at night; how about you? “

” For everyone I know who is going through hard times, I wish you the serenity you need. Find your inner self and seek the closure you need to live your life freely.”

” Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. It’s an intellectual act that allows people to admit that some situations are not meant to be handled alone.”

” Shame is a sham, change is a challenge; knowing this is the future for our sunrise and the sunset to our past.”

It is time for change in our global community. Forgiveness, understanding and healing is our start!

” Never underrate yourself since you can do something others cannot do. Believe in yourself that you are unique too.”

It has changed my life and I recommend it to anyone.

” True friendship does not seek usefulness or pleasure to facilitate its survival. Its roots spring from the grounds of trust and understanding, fed by torrents of commitment and compassion. The result is the tree of life itself. If nurtured properly with love, it blooms into paradise. One may humbly eat its fruit and never starve.”

” Relationships are something that must be worked on all the time, not only when they are broken and need to be fixed!”

My purpose in life is to help others with their personal and business relationships.

” Family is somebody who cares about you.”

” Trust is not something that can be granted, only earned. Conversely, trust is something that cannot be taken away, only lost. Therefore, only we as individuals are ultimately responsible for gaining as well as maintaining the trust of those with whom we interact with in daily life.”

” Investing time in yourself is the only safe investment that will give you maximum return throughout life.”

We do lot of investment to gain maximum return… but we never think of investing time in ourselves. It’s important in life to grow as a person.

” The main two rules for happiness are to see if whatever you think and whatever you do is healthy for your mind and healthy for your body.”

This is what I have experienced from my own life.

” Every now and then, I have to remind myself of the fine line between what I think I am entitled to and selfishness.”

” Your past is forever dead but your unborn future is on your hands.”

” It feels amazing when you look at your past life and find that you have become: no one -> nobody -> somebody -> someone -> The one. And the pains and journey are worthwhile when you are ‘The one’.”

” To hold my hand is to hold my heart… It is where love begins and forever starts.”

” Don’t be afraid to lose something that’s already gone.”

” Do you like WHO they are or do you like WHAT they are?”

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Fear of Failure

Everybody,including me,fear failure…but wait!!It shouldnt be that way!!Lets examine what the world thinktanks thought of our universal phobia!!

Go back a little to leap further.
John Clarke

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt

Half of the failures in life come from pulling one’s horse when he is leaping.
Thomas Hood

I failed my way to success.
Thomas Edison

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
Napoleon Hill

Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.
Newell D. Hillis

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Samuel Smiles

I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best.
John Keats

It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.

Publius Syrus

He that is down needs fear no fall.
John Bunyan

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
George Herman “Babe” Ruth

One who fears failure limits his activities.
Failure is only the opportunity to more
intelligently begin again.
Henry Ford

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving

Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Oliver Goldsmith

Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.
Nelson A. Rockefeller

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh

The greatest men sometimes overshoot themselves, but then their very mistakes are so many lessons of instruction.
Tom Browne

Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes.
James A. Froude

It is the want of diligence, rather than the want of means, that causes most failures.
Alfred Mercier

A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed–I well know.
For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
Georges Clemenceau

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Napoleon Bonaparte

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard

There is no impossibility to him who stands prepared to conquer every hazard.
The fearful are the failing.
Sarah J. Hale

Disappointments are to the soul what thunderstorms are to the air.
Johann C. F. von Schiller

Failure teaches success.
Japanese Saying


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Success Formulae

“Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.”
John Paul Getty

“One fails forward toward success.”
Charles F. Kettering

“No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by being a conformist.”
J. P. Getty

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”
Dale Carnegie

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Thomas Edison

“Men are born to succeed, not fail.”
Henry David Thoreau

” The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.”
Mal Pancoast

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Nelson Mandela

“One secret of success in life is for a man to be
ready for his opportunity when it comes.”
Benjamin Disraeli

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe. Norman Vincent Peale

Goals have made a tremendous difference in my life. They have allowed me to achieve success, and to accomplish what I had previously only dreamed of, or wished for. Catherine Pulsifer

Just because you know where you want to end up doesn’t mean you will not be faced with obstacles, or challenges along the way. Instant success rarely happens. Catherine Pulsifer

In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude. Catherine Pulsifer

Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking. Bernard M. Baruch

Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want. Bernard M. Baruch

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau

Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other. Erma Bombeck

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. Dale Carnegie

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. Theodore Roosevelt

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Mark Twain

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Walt Disney

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business,
and success only a subsequent consideration.

As a general rule the most successful man in life is
the man who has the best information.
Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli

Through perseverance many people win success out of what
seemed destined to be certain failure.
Benjamin Disraeli

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Follow Your Dreams

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Henry David Thoreau

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
Pamela Vaull Starr

All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
T.E. Lawrence

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.
Lyrics from Already Gone by the Eagles -On the Border

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkner

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Patrick Henry

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Lanston Hughes

You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.
Henry D. Thoreau

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.
Marcia Wieder

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
Henry David Thoreau

The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages; the question is what he will do with the things he has. The moment a young man ceases to dream or to bemoan his lack of opportunities and resolutely looks his conditions in the face, and resolves to change them, he lays the corner-stone of a solid and honorable success.
Hamilton Wright Mabie

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Paul Valery

A skillful man reads his dreams for self-knowledge, yet not the details but the quality.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.

Hope is the dream of the waking man.
French Proverb

To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.
William Shakepeare

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Keys for living

1. The best way to get even is to forget…

2. Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death…

3. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts…

4. Some folks wear their halos much too tightly…

5. Some marriages are made in heaven, but they ALL have to be maintained on earth…

6. Unless you can create the WHOLE universe in 5 days, then perhaps giving “advice” to God isn’t such a good idea!

7. Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up…

8. Standing in the middle of the road is dangerous. You will get knocked down by the traffic from both ways.

9. Words are windows to the heart.

10. A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it’s a forgery.

11. It isn’t difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill just add a little dirt.

12. A successful marriage isn’t finding the right person-it’s being the right person.

13. The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.

14. Too many people offer God prayers, with claw marks all over them.

15. The tongue must be heavy indeed, because so few people can hold it.

16. To forgive is to set the prisoner free, and then discover the prisoner was you.

17. You have to wonder about humans, they think God is dead and Elvis is alive!

18. It’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.

19. You’ll notice that a turtle only makes progress when it sticks out its neck…

20. If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

And last but not least — God gave the angels Wings, and He gave humans CHOCOLATE.

“The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor.

The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.”

You are richer today if you have laughed, given or forgiven.

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