Eric Ries

Start-up success is not a consequence of good genes or being in the right place at the right time. Success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be thought.

– Eric Ries

 

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Ricky Gervais

You should make something. You should bring something into the world that wasn’t in the world before. It doesn’t matter what is. It doesn’t matter if it’s a table or a film or gardening – everyone should create. You should do something, then sit back and say, ‘ I did that.’

– Ricky Gervais

 

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Baltasar Gracian

Always set to work without misgivings on the score of imprudence. Fear of failure in the mind of a performer is, for an onlooker, already evidence of failure… Actions are dangerous when there is doubt as to their wisdom; it would be safer to do nothing.

– Baltasar Gracian

 

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Baltasar Gracian

Men of great abilities are slow to act, for it is easier to avoid occasions for committing yourself than to come well out of a commitment. Such occasions test your judgment; it is safer to avoid them than to emerge victorious from them. One obligation leads to a greater one, and you come very near to the brink of disaster.

– Baltasar Gracian

 

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