Thoughts on startups

Published: Jun 17, 2018 08:38:24 AM IST
Updated: Jun 17, 2018 09:20:40 AM IST

g_106643_jack_,ma_280x210.jpgForget about your competitors, just focus on your customers.
—Jack Ma
Image: Shutterstock

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
Image: Shutterstock

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

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

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
Image: Shutterstock


Click here to see Forbes India's comprehensive coverage on the Covid-19 situation and its impact on life, business and the economy‚Äč

(This story appears in the 22 June, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

Show More
Post Your Comment
Required, will not be published
All comments are moderated