These are some of our favourite quotes and passages that we’ve collected over the years that we find inspiring or remind us of the types of challenges we need to keep for ourselves to continue to strive for greatness.
We’re just in experimental phase right now. As long as we’re in that type of phase, it’s a crazy time. You know we’ll get there (profitability) and get there fast. But the ideas that are not out there yet, and the companies that will be behind them, might be the real winners.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
The first instinct in responding to this sudden economic crisis is to hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. That is the instinct, but acting on it would be a grave mistake. Our challenge today is radical transformation. Change at the margins will not do. The choice, it seems to me, is this: Reinvention or extinction. If we think it cannot happen to us, we ought to recall the fate of the Swiss watchmakers. Fabulous craftsmen, certainly, but the world has moved on, technologies have advanced, habits have shifted.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.