Jack Welch (Former chairman and CEO, General Electric)
“Arrogance is a killer, and wearing ambition on one’s sleeve can have the same effect. There is a fine line between arrogance and self-confidence.” — Jack: Straight from the Gut, 2001.
Henry Ford (Founder, The Ford Motor Company)
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” — Quoted in News Journal, 1965.
Virginia Rometty (Chairman and CEO, IBM)
“Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.” — Council on Foreign Relations event, 2013.
Walt Disney (Co-founder, The Walt Disney Company)
“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.” — Quoted in Walt Disney, Magician of the Movies, 1966.
Arianna Huffington (Co-founder and editor-in-chief, The Huffington Post)
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” — Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, 2014.
Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks)
“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul, 2007.
Steve Jobs (Co-founder, Apple)
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” — Stanford Commencement address, 2005
Sheryl Sandberg (CEO, Facebook)
“Trying to do it all and expecting that it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” — Lean In, 2013.
Richard Branson (Founder and Chairman, Virgin Group)
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership, 2014.
Warren Buffett (CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.“ — Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett by Andrew Kilpatrick, 2007