Some of My Favorites Quotes from Silicon Valley (IM 866)

  1. Fred Wilson, Co-Founder of Union Square Venture:

          “Being different matters. But you have to be different in a ways that users will feel right way.”

2. Ginni Rometti, Chairman, President, CEO of IBM:

        “The only way to survive is to continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you a innovative company”

3. Jason Fried, Founder and CEO of Basecamp:

     “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with small team.”

4. Leopat Magnus, Creative Director, Infinit:

     “If you have doubts, try. If you have certainties, doubts.”

5. Margaret Gould-Stewart, Director of Product Design, Facebook:

     “You need to build a culture that cares about quality.”

6. Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm:

    “Being a start-up CEO feels a lot like a pinball machine. On good days, you move the flaps to keep the ball up. On bad days, you are the ball. “

7. Peter Awad, Founder, Slow Hustle Podcast:

    “You have to zig when they zag.”

8. Peter Shankman, Founder, HARO:

   “You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.”

9. Peter Theil, Co-Founder Palantir:

     “Founders should have a history before they start a company – otherwise, they are just rolling a dice. “

10. Renne James, President, Intel:

    “In my experience, in this industry, the things that have been breakthrough have all been about connecting human beings to each other, communicating with each other. “

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