The world of business may constantly evolve, but true principles never change. If you’re aiming to pull ahead in 2013, here are a few quips from big-time CEOs about how to become—and stay—successful.
For more inspiration, check out the original Forbes article featuring additional historical figures, entrepreneurs and creative businessmen.
|“If you want to be inventive — you have to be willing to fail.” – Jeff Bezos|
|“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates|
|“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump|
|“Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.” – Steve Jobs|
|“It’s not about how to get started; it’s about how to get noticed.” – Steve Case|
|“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson|
|“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.” – Nolan Bushnell|
|“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy|
|“If you don’t have a competitive advantage — don’t compete.” – Jack Welch|
|“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney|