Thoughts on startups

Published: Jun 17, 2018

g_106643_jack_,ma_280x210.jpgForget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.
—Jack Ma
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It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.
—Paul Graham

g_106645_max_levachin_280x210.jpgBuilding a startup is very much an endurance sport.
—Max Levchin
Image: Affirm / Handout Via Reuters

On Day One, a startup is a faith-based initiative built on guesses.
—Steve Blank

g_106647_larry_ellison_280x210.jpgAct confident even when you are not.
—Larry Ellison
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A ‘startup’ is a company that is confused about what its product is, who its customers are, and how to make money!
—Dave McClure

g_106649_drewhouston_280x210.jpgDon’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.
—Drew Houston
Image: Beck Diefenbach / Reuters

Startups don’t just die, they commit suicide.
—Takudzwa Razemba

g_106651_jeff_bezos_280x210.jpg
If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, you are too large.
—Jeff Bezos
Image: Rex Curry / Reuters

Fail early, fail often.
—Tarun Sharma

g_106653_bob_parsons_280x210.jpgWhen you are ready to quit, you’re closer than you think.
—Bob Parsons
Image: John Sciulli/Getty Images For Fight Night


g_106655_william_lyon_phelps_280x210.jpg
In a startup company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.
—William Lyon Phelps
Image: Bettmann / Getty Image

g_106657_steve_jobs_280x210.jpgWhy join the navy when you can be a pirate?
—Steve Jobs
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(This story appears in the 22 June, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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