Tips 5501 and More for Innovators and Entrepreneurs ...

5501) Our programmer went data way.

5502) Leaders do not create followers, they create other leaders, by self-less example, by highest integrity, by how they treat others. [Thank you, Oleg Vishnepolsky]

5503) Sources of inspiration: previous experiences; personal interests; someone else's idea; systematic research; an "aha" moment. [Thank you, Rhonda Abrams]

5504) I will, I shall, I chill, I chant.

5505) Thoughts precede actions ... let us make them good thoughts. [Thank you, Bryan Schachter]

5506) To imagine is everything. [Thank you, Anatole France]

5507) Adversity is like taxes and death ... it happens to us all.

5508) Just imagine ... we can, you know, just imagine.

5509) Begin each day as if it were on purpose. [Thank you, Mary Anne Radmacher]

5510) In bad things be fast, in good things be slow.

5511) One head cannot hold all wisdom.

5512) Out of sight, out of mind.

5513) What's good for the goose is good for the gander. [Thank you, Fox and Hounds Restaurant and Tavern, Hubertus, Wisconsin, once upon a time the best goose dinner ever!]

5514) Take the bitter with the sweet.

5515) Do one thing every day that scares you, and one thing that scares your significant other. ("Your days are now numbered," says your significant other.)

5516) Fall seven times and stand up eight.

5517) The difference between what we are and what we want to be is what we do.

5518) Remember, the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of us.

5519) People don't leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures. [Thank you, Amina Aitsi-Selmi]

5520) Ensure accessibility, enhance usability.

5521) There are two sides to innovation ... technical feasibilities and business pragmatics.

5522) People love to talk but hate to listen. [Thank you, Alice Duer Miller]

5523] If people like us, they’ll listen to us, but if they trust us, they’ll do business with us. [Thank you, Zig Ziglar]

5524] Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. [Thank you, Jack Dorsey]

5525] Wonder what our customers really want? Ask. Don’t tell, [Thank you, Lisa Stone]

5526] Funding for our venture is like gasoline during a road trip ... we don’t want to run out of gas on our trip, but we're not doing a tour of gas stations. [Thank you, Tim O’Reilly]

5527) Ideas are easy, implementation is hard. [Thank you, Guy Kawasaki]

5528) Don’t play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them. [Thank you, Tony Hsieh]

5529) Data beats emotions. [Thank you, Sean Rad]

5530) Profit ... you can bank on it.

5531) If we can’t fly, then run. If we can’t run, then walk. And if we can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever we do, we have to keep moving forward. [Thank you, Martin Luther King Junior]

5532) Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. [Thank you, John D Rockefeller]

5533) Believe you can and you’re halfway there. [Thank you, Teddy Roosevelt]

5534) Do not be embarrassed by our failures, let us learn from them and start again. [Thank you, Richard Branson]

5535) The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. [Thank you, Will Rogers]

5536) Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. [Thank you, Ferris Bueller]

5537) Everyone dies, but not everyone really lives.

5538) It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. [Thank you, Jimmy Dugan]

5539) Don’t count the days, make the days count. [Thank you, Muhammad Ali]

5540) A year from now you may wish you had started today. [Thank you, Karen Lamb]

5541) Someday is not a day of the week. [Thank you, Janet Dailey]

5542) When people are genuinely happy at the successes of others, the pie gets larger. [Thank you, Stephen Covey]

5543) Products are our platforms for delivering our services to our customers.

5544) Have some wild and crazy ideas ... the more the merrier ... some might actually lead to something new and better!

5545) Enclose our business card with every letter and note we send.

5546) The best ideas must win out! [Thank you, Ray Dalio]

5547) Forward! [Thank you, University of Wisconsin colleagues]

5548) Can we promote our venture with window signs?

5549) Investing in people has the best return. [Thank you, Ted McGuire]

5550) Don't be annoying like a little gnat, be a purring comfort like a little cat.

5551) The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable. [Thank you, Martin Buber]

5552) Buck up, never say die, and we'll get along! [Thank you, Charlie Chaplin]

5553) Divide and conquer. [Thank you, Julius Caesar]

5554) Use customer interviews to gather primary research data.

5555) I do all my own stunts, but never intentionally. [Thank you, Sandy DeCesaro]

5556) Let us make it our business to know what what our competition does not.

5557) People are critical ... building the team is key, key, key! [Thank you, Barry Glick]

5558) There is never an open road, except the short road that leads to failure.

5559) Every winner has scars.

5560) Those who succeed are the efficient few. [Thank you, Herbert N Casson]

5561) Sometimes big companies buy little companies because they want what they got, but big companies also buy little companies because they want what they got gone! [Thank you, Snap-on Tools]

5562) Innovators and entrepreneurs need a daily dose of passion to survive.

5563) Buyers are certainly much more educated, and the role of the salesperson has to change. [Thank you, Jill Konrath]

5564) Hi, everybody! [Thank you, Jim Click]

5565) Build rapid prototypes, measure customer satisfaction, learn what does and does not work, and have successes and failures as we go ... we'll know more about what we're doing as we're doing it, instead of guessing before we do it.

5566) Don't beat around the bush.

5567) Talk the talk, walk the walk, write the right way to fit our target audience ... if it's a techie audience, talk techie; if it's a financial audience, talk money; if it's a customer audience, talk benefits.

5568) Smile! You're on candid camera! (These days, more so than ever!)

5569) Ideas won't work unless we do.

5570) Failure is an event, not a person. [Thank you, Adi Sai Preetham Reddy]

5571) Develop many different algorithms that all have different assumptions built into them ... if they all show pretty much the same thing, that will build our confidence. [Thank you, Katie Bouman]

5572) Everything in the desert pricks, bites, or stings, but it's beautiful when it blooms!

5573) A burger is better with cheese. [Thank you, McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, et alia]

5574) Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one. [Thank you, Doc Brown]

5575) So many venture plans paint beautiful pictures of what the venture is going to look like far in the future, but gloss over the work it will take to get there.

5576) A real unicorn must have really good parents.

5577) Make fuzzy firm.

5578) Sell the sizzle, not the steak. [Thank you, Elmer Wheeler]

5579) Rather die on our feet than live on our knees. [Thank you, Emiliano Zapata]

5580) We need incredible amounts of drive and determination to get the job done. [Thank you, Lori Greiner]

5581) Some of us fell hard, figured it out, came back way stronger and confidently humbled. [Thank you, Grant Rowe]

5582) Listen well.

5583) If all we have are lemons, let's make lemonade.

5584) The best organizations don't always have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.

5585) Key question for our venture: What are our primary opportunities for success?

5586) Companies aren't creative, people are.

5587) Only drink the water upstream from the herd. [Thank you, Riders in the Sky]

5588) Use a dot of nail polish to "lock" a calibration potentiometer in place ... it also gives a visual indication that the instrument has been properly adjusted ... different colors of polish for each lab technician so we know who calibrated what.

5589) Let no one ever come to us without leaving happier. [Thank you, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu]

5590) The best and most beautiful things in the world must be felt with the heart. [Thank you, Helen Keller]

5591) Never let the fear of striking out keep us from playing the game. [Thank you, George H Ruth]

5592) Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air. [Thank you, Ralph Waldo Emerson]

5583) Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life. [Thank you, John Wooden]

5584) Life is trying things to see if they work. [Thank you, Ray Bradbury]

5585) Don't wish it were easier, wish we were better. [Thank you, Jim Rohn]

5586) We don't need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. [Thank you, Anne Frank]

5587) Fear is diminished when our minds are made up. [Thank you, Rosa Parks]

5588) Rather die of passion than of boredom. [Thank you, Vincent van Gogh]

5589) Dreaming is a form of planning. [Thank you, Gloria Steinem]

5590) Show me the money! [Thank you, Jerry Maguire]

5591) Handle the truth. [Thank you, Jack Nickolson]

5592) Develop a succinct tagline for the venture. ("We rob banks." -Bonnie and Clyde)

5593) Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet! [Thank you, Al Jolson]

5594) A martini. Shaken, not stirred. (Give the customer what s/he wants ... or else!) [Thank you, James Bond]

5595) Snap out of it! [Thank you, J P Shanley]

5596) The web's most serious problems: 1) Deliberate, malicious intent, such as state-sponsored hacking and attacks, criminal behavior, and online harassment. 2) System design that creates perverse incentives where users’ value and well-being is sacrificed, such as ad-based revenue models that commercially reward clickbait and the viral spread of misinformation. 3) The unintended negative consequences of benevolent design, such as the outraged and polarized tone and quality of online discourse. [Thank you, Tim Berners-Lee and]

5597) Whoever delivers better benefits at a lower price wins the business.

5598) To the optimist, the glass is half-full ... to the pessimist, the glass is half-empty ... to the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

5599) How to attract new customers: offer a sample of our product or service.

5600) Good people make good places. {Thank you, Anna Sewell]

5601) The best team wins. [Thank you, Adam Robinson]

5602) Go to sleep with a dream, wake up with a passion.

5603) Contribute more than just our product ... provide our customers with industry news updates, creative ideas, and business advice as part of the services we offer ... become a valued friend indeed.

5604) If we don't have time to do it right, when will we find time to do it over? [Thank you, Sherry Hoskinson]

5605) I'm always selling. Always. [Thank you, Mark Cuban]

5606) There is nothing that does so much harm as good intentions. [Thank you, Milton Friedman via Michael James]

5607) It does not do to leave a live dragon out of our calculations, if s/he lives near us. [Thank you, J. R. R. Tolkien]

xxxx) Just keep going ...

602,214,085,700,000,000,000,000) Holy mole! [Thank you, Amedeo Avogadro]