Inspirational Quotes to kick off 2013!

The CUSBA Linkedin Group had these terrific quotes posted this morning. They were compiled by I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

# 1 – IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad
“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”

# 2 – Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
“Rule no. 1: Never lose money. Rule no. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.”

# 3 – Steven Jobs, Apple Co-Founder
“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

# 4 – Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Steel Company Founder
“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

# 5 – Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA Founder
“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”

# 6 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek Shipping Magnate
“The secret to business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

# 7 – Carlos Slim Helu, CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Grupo Carso
“When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead.”

# 8 – Sam Walton, Walmart Founder
“We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”

# 9 – Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group
“We’re going where no one has gone before. There’s no model to follow, nothing to copy. That is what makes this so exciting.”

# 10 – Oprah Winfrey, CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network
“You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.”

# 11 – Ted Turner, CNN Founder
“I just love it when people say I can’t do it, there’s nothing that makes me feel better because all my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.”

# 12 – J. Paul Getty, Getty Oil Company Founder
“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.”

Ed Roach

For more than 30 years, I have worked with hundreds of successful small businesses by helping them develop unique brand positioning strategies that differentiates them from their competition. I appreciate working with companies who see the value of going beyond mere slogans and have a desire to sell from compelling positions. I consult predominantly with businesses facilitating my proprietary branding process. This branding process effectively focuses a company's brand delivering a positioning strategy that can be taken to their marketplace.

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  1. Love the post and the quotes! My favorite’s are #1 and #5, I say those two because they are the same 😉 But they are so very true. Nobody is perfect, we all make mistake, when we learn from those mistakes THAT is when you do something important !  Wishing you the best in the new year!

  2. I am a blind fan of  Warren Buffett , Oprah Winfrey ,  Steven Jobs  and Sam Walton. So happy to see all of my favorites in one place.

  3. Thank you. When I came across this list, I knew I had to re-post it. They’re all pretty powerful.

  4. MirajAhmedTusar says:

    great list.The no. 2 is specially great.I like warren buffet personally.I used to say his quote to my students every time.