My 10 Preferred Quotes On Entrepreneurship


In today’s economy, entrepreneurship is an important instrument of growth.

According to Ajay Bam, a lecturer at the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business defined Entrepreneurship as the journey of opportunity exploration and risk management to create value for profit and/or social good.

As defined by Andrew Schrage – Blogger and Owner of MoneyCrashers.com -“An entrepreneur is an innovative, risk-taking individual who identifies a need in a market and finds a way to fill it, whether by using his or her own expertise and passion, the knowledge of others, or a combination of the three. More simply stated, an entrepreneur is someone who sees an opportunity and invests in it in order to turn a profit or provide a solution to some larger issue in the world.”

The doers of entrepreneurship are called entrepreneurs but not all entrepreneurs possess entrepreneurship attributes.

Here are my 10 preferred quotes on entrepreneurship. Read it carefully, let it inspire you, motivate you and empower you to become the next big & celebrated entrepreneur of all time.

  1. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.
  1. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance.
  1. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” – Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s.
  1. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein, physicist.
  1. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks.
  1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney, co-founder of the Walt Disney Company.
  1. “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.
  1. “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.
  1. “If you have time to whine then you have time to find solution.” ― Dee Dee Artner
  1. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today, the true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell, entrepreneur.

In conclusion, from me to you – Put your ideas to test today and get the right entrepreneurial team who will help you spread out the risk of the new enterprise and also bring in different talents and skill sets (the Lean way). With that in place, don’t be afraid. Take that calculated risk! I have started mine with my team by developing a marketplace for events at www.eventstop.ng (Launching soon). It’s never too late to start as your risk can lead to huge success if you do things right. Examples of great entrepreneurs are:

Bill Gates – Founder of Microsoft

Mark Zuckerberg – Founder of Facebook

Pierre Omidyar – Founder of eBay

Sim Shagaya – Founder of Konga

Travis Kalanick, Garrett Camp – Founders of Uber

Evan Williams, Noah Glass, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone – Founders of Twitter

Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia – Founders of Airbnb

Matt Rogers, Tony Fadell – Founders of Nest

Drew Houston – Founder of Dropbox

Remember, they took the risk to become world-celebrated individuals and also, introduced change in various industries.

Good luck!

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My 10 preferred quotes on leadership


Leading is about trying to become a better person than who you are at the moment, and helping others discovers who they really are.

According to Jonas Falk, The CEO of OrganicLife, “Leadership is the ability to take an average team of individuals and transform them into superstars. The best leader is the one who inspires his workers to achieve greatness each and every day.”

Here are my 10 preferred quotes on leadership. Read it carefully, let it inspire you, motivate you and empower you to become the best leader you can be.

  1. “As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates
  1. “When people talk, listen completely.” — Ernest Hemingway
  1. ” Education is the mother of leadership.” — Wendell Willkie
  1. “Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.” — Max Depree
  1. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” — Abraham Lincoln
  1. “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”–Brian Tracy
  1. “A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”– M. D. Arnold
  1. “Leadership is not about titles, positions, or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” — John C. Maxwell
  1. “Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” — Peter Drucker

10. “Earn your leadership every day.” — Michael Jordan

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