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Startup Motivational Quote #004 - Reid Hoffman

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  Reid Hoffman cofounded professional networking site LinkedIn in 2003 which was sold to Microsoft for $26.2 billion in cash. He then  joined Microsoft's board.  Before that, Hoffman was part of the so-called "PayPal Mafia," and was one of the first employees at the payment company that was later sold to eBay.  In an interview with Bloomberg, Hoffman gives this advice to start-up entrepreneurs; "As opposed to waiting for a perfect product, you actually want to be launching the minimum viable product, the thinnest possible product, and then you iterate and develop.”  "One of the metaphors that I use for startups...

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Startup Motivational Quote #003 - James E Burke

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  When Burke took over Johnson & Johnson, the company had 2 incidents of cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules. The scandal dropped Tylenol’s market share from 35% to 7%. Burke decided to recall every product resulting in massive losses for the company. All his fellow board members were against it. However, Burke’s decisive and swift actions resulted in Tylenol regaining customer confidence and its 35% market share.  Proving that honesty and integrity will always pay dividends in the long run. Check out our motivational prints and motivational canvases. 

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Startup Motivational Quote #002 - Jeff Bezos

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  Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon knows a thing or two about productivity and building out business.  He has what is called the "2 pizza rule." Basically, Bezos will only hold meetings in which two pizzas will feed the entire group. If the group that’s gathered together to meet is too large, then nothing will get done.  Bezos is no bozo. He is focused on only two aims: efficiency and scalability. A smaller, tighter team spends less time messing around with managing timetables and keeping people up to date, and more time doing what needs to be done.  Plus people...

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Startup Motivational Quote #001 - Scott Belsky

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Scott Belsky is an American entrepreneur, author and startup investor best known for co-creating the online portfolio platform, Behance.  He is all about planning, organising and getting shit done with no excuses.  In an interview with Productive Magazine, Scott Belsky says “An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements,” says Scott.  “Most ideas are born and lost in isolation.”  "I encourage people to do is always break down every issue into its littlest components. “Oh, legal says we can’t do it” or “The computer guys say we can’t do it”. "Alright, what...

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