Favorite quotes – business

Here are some of my favorite business quotes.

Unshared knowledge is wasted knowledge. Ellen S. Verry, James W. Hornbeck, C. Andrew Dolloff, 1999
Turning a passion into a business is a good way to kill the passion. Matt Linderman, 2011
Most people want a good deal more from work than a simple paycheck. Satisfied employees are challenged and absorbed by their work. They have a measure of autonomy and discretion. And they use that autonomy and discretion to achieve a level of mastery or expertise. Barry Schwartz, 2015
We have a saying in Dutch: "waar gewerkt wordt, worden fouten gemaakt" that translates to "mistakes are made if you’re doing work". Claire Lew, 2015
Our mistake became a positive moment for our company. It solidified who we were, what we stood for, and showed our customers that too. Claire Lew, 2015
Failure helps us. It's how we learn. Failed job applications teach us how to be better applicants. Failed relationships teach us how to be better partners. Launching products or services that bomb teaches us how to make better products and services. Failure is the path to growth. Yet we get it hammered into our brains over and over that failure is always unacceptable. That being wrong is shameful. That you get one shot and if you screw it up, it's over; you get a bad grade, and that's it. But that's not how life works at all. Mark Manson, 2015
Give it five minutes. It's fine to disagree, it's fine to push back, it's great to have strong opinions and beliefs, but give my ideas some time to set in before you're sure you want to argue against them. "Five minutes" represented "think", not react. Jason Fried, 2012
Comments are the deodorant for stinky code. Nick Harrison, 2009
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. C. S. Lewis, 1952
Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw, 1800s - 1900s
Don't let perfect be the enemy of good enough. Voltaire, 1770
There has to be personal purpose introduced into education at some point. There needs to be a why to learning to go with the what. The problem is that everybody's why is personal, and it's impossible to scale. Mark Manson, 2015

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