On Values of Entrepreneurship

Surfing this morning, we came across an excellent article in our LinkedIn feed. The post25 Quotes From Experts on the Science of Entrepreneurship provides wonderful insight into the core values and beliefs that business people should hold.

Author Alexander Kesler shares sage advice that covers five major entrepreneurial topics: time management, communication, delegation, sales, and driving vision. Being most interested in advocacy skills, we have reposted below the thoughts on communication and vision.

Communication

  • “If you have nothing to say, say nothing.” – Mark Twain
  • “Open, honest communication is the best foundation for any relationship, but remember that at the end of the day it’s not what you say or what you do, but how you make people feel that matters the most.” – Tony Hsieh
  • “Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act.” – James Thurber
  • “Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. …Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.” – Elon Musk
  • “Practicing proper communication skills is key to creating a business that functions as a coherent organism; not doing so leaves the business a scattered mess.” – Alexander Kesler

Vision

  • “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg
  • “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin
  • “No one is less ready for tomorrow than the person who holds the most rigid beliefs about what tomorrow will contain.” – Watts Wacker
  • “You have to find a way to keep track of all your thoughts and tasks. For me Wunderlist is a key tool for this. I try to go through all my entries in my Wunderlist at least once a week in the morning hours in order to prioritize or delegate tasks. I track new tasks, ideas, and also comments from my team directly in my Wunderlist, should I be working on something different that moment. As such I can continue to focus on what I was doing before the interruption”. – Christian Plagemann
  • “Always take time to reflect on the day or what’s to come. Some call it meditating or praying. However you label it, it’s during these quiet times that you can really meld vision and purpose.” – Charles Cantu

 

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