Niemand hat jemals behauptet, dass es einfach ist ein Entrepreneur zu sein. Immer wieder wird man als Gründer an den Punkt kommen, wo man sich fragt, ob es das alles wert ist. Aber in jedem Fall ist es sinnvoller sich zuerst an Leuten zu orientieren, die es bereits geschafft haben, bevor man das Handtuch wirft. Der Brutkasten hat 18 Zitate von Gründern aber auch Nicht-Gründern gesammelt, die Startups inspierieren können.

  1. “To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.
  2. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.
  3.  “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki, founder of AllTop.
  4. “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote.
  5. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google.
  6. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.

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Unternehmerisches Risiko ist gefragt

  1. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
  2. „Don’t make decisions based on fear.“ – Jake Nickell, Threadless.
  3. „If you start with nothing and end up with nothing, there’s nothing lost.“ – Michael Dunlop, Income Diary
  4. „If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.“ – Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.
  5. „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, founder of Facebook
  6. „If Google teaches you anything, it’s that small ideas can be big.“ – Ben Silbermann, Pinterest.

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Zitate von “Nicht-Gründern”

Nicht nur im unternehmerischen Bereich gibt es Hochs und Tiefs. Deshalb gilt es für Startups auch über den Tellerrand zu blicken, und Zitate von Persönlichkeiten aus Sport, Kultur oder Wissenschaft zu beherzen.

  1. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Jedi Master.
  2. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game’s winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer.
  3. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinesisches Sprichwort.
  4. “20 years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain, Schriftsteller.
  5. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, Physiker.
  6. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison, Erfinder.