Growing a business is a difficult challenge. If you work hard, if you’re talented, if you surround yourselves with the best people, you may reach the top. But the road to a successful business is sometimes paved with failure. All entrepreneurs who’ve succeeded know it.
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To celebrate business enthusiasm, taking risks and success, Funding Circle has curated hundreds of quotes about business, but also life philosophy, from 100 Brilliant Business Minds, and the entire piece is illustrated by Jordi Machi, with nice, unique caricatures of the 100 people selected. Icing on the cake: there is a quiz you can take to guess who said what and test your knowledge. The whole piece is interesting, entertaining and above all, inspiring. If you’re an entrepreneur yourself, and are facing a challenge or reflecting on your successes, check these inspirational quotes, they may help you.
Funding Circle is a UK and US platform for investors and small business owners meet, where they can either invest or borrow money. The platform is way for small UK and US companies to finance themselves without asking banks. They came up with this piece to celebrate entrepreneurs and managed to gather plenty of different profiles. You have the modern entrepreneurs, like Sir Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, but also the less obvious Dr Dre, Madonna, Jamie Oliver and Victoria Beckham. They’ve also included Henry Ford, Walter Disney and John D. Rockefeller for a wider business vision over time. Media, industry, entertainment, plenty of sectors are represented, which make this top 100 quite easy to digest.
“I never fall down. I always fight.” (Gianni Versace, founder of Gianni Versace)
“In technology, it’s about the people. Getting the best people, retaining them, nurturing a creative environment, and helping to find a way to innovate.” (Marissa Mayer, President % CEO of Yahoo Inc)
“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.” (J.K Rowling, writer)
“The client is not always right.” (Enzo Ferrari, founder of Ferrari)
“If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.” (Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon)
“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.” (Larry Page, Co-founder of Google)
“I always have this imagination, something I want to use. I don’t understand the idea of leisure time.” (Cher Wang, Co-founder of HTC Corporation)
“Forget luxury; as a great company you have to keep evolving.” (Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President, Apple)
Check it out, test your knowledge with the quiz and share with us your favourite quote or more inspirational business mind!