6000 - 5501

Tips 6000 to 5501 for Innovators and Entrepreneurs ...

6000) Innovation + Entrepreneurship = Impact! (Category: Innovation) |Poster Available|

5999) It's just a bad day, not a bad life.

5998) "What" and "if" are two words as non-threatening as words can be, but put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt us for the rest of our lives. [Thank you, Lise Friedman] (Category: Creativity) |Poster Available|

5997) The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. [Thank you, Edward Estlin Cummings]

5996) The secret of change is focusing all of our energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. [Thank you, Socrates Sophroneides]

5995) The most important thing for any of us to be in our jobs is curious. [Thank you, Virginia Marie Rometty]

5994) We only win when our customers say we win. [Thank you, Mary Teresa Barra]

5993) We may lose and we may win though we will never be here again. [Thank you, Clyde Jackson Browne and Glenn Lewis Frey] (Category: Setbacks) |Poster Available|

5992) Fast, Good, Cheap ... sometimes we can get all three. [Thank you, James John Liautaud] (Category: Goals) |Poster Available|

5991) When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway. (Thank you, Erma Louise Bombeck

5990) The masks of tragedy and comedy adorn the proscenium of all our loves and lives. [Thank you, Walter Leland Cronkite Jr] (Category: Setbacks) |Poster Available|

5989) We were born original, let's not die as a copy. [Thank you, John Mitchell Mason]

5988) Play it first, then later tell us what it is. [Thank you, Miles Dewey Davis III]

5987) If we don't listen to our customers, someone else will. [Thank you, Samuel Moore Walton] (Category: Customers) |Poster Available|

5986) Keep our notebooks handy ... never can tell when the next great idea might pop into our heads! [Thank you, Paul David Efron] (Category: Ideation) |Poster Available|

5985) Flatter them, and they may not believe us; criticize them, and they may not like us; ignore them, and they may not forgive us; encourage them, and they will not forget us. [Thank you, William Arthur Ward] (Category: Encouragement) |Poster Available|

5984) There is one sure way we can fail, and that is to quit. [Thank you, Robert Charles Forbes]

5983) We must be bold, brave, courageous ... and find a way to get in the way. [Thank you, John Robert Lewis]

5982) Entrepreneuring is a social experience. [Thank you, Paul Davidson Reynolds]

5981) Greetings from the Ass family: Wise, Smart, Lazy, Kiss, and Dumb.

5980) Innovation is a mashup of different areas, different specializations, different perspectives.

5979) Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not insist on its own way. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. [Thank you, Saul of Tarsus]

5978) Logic will get us from A to B, but our imagination will take us everywhere. [Thank you, Albert Einstein]

5977) Bad news: time flies. Good news: you're the pilot. [Thank you, Michael L Altshuler] |Poster Available|

5976) A committee is a life form with six or more legs and no brain. (Category: Teamwork) |Poster Available|

5975) Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

5974) Recipes are teaching tools, not sacred texts. [Thank you, Irma Starkloff Rombauer] (Category: Education) |Poster Available|

5973) The purpose of life is the journey ... be mindful, breathe, and live the present. [Thank you, Sonia Vohnout]

5972) We can see clearly now the rain is gone; we can see all obstacles in our way, gone are the dark clouds that had us blind; it's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day. [Thank you, John Lester Nash Jr] (Category: Opportunity) |Poster Available|

5971) Now is not the time to sit back and be quiet. [Thank you, Elizabeth Jean Philipps] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5970) If we put fences around people, we get sheep. [Thank you, William Lester McKnight] (Category: Environment) |Poster Available|

5969) Everything we’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. [Thank you, George Washington Addair] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5968) If we have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, we can be satisfied. [Thank you, Alfred Bernhard Nobel]

5967) A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. [Thank you, William Greenough Thayer Shedd] (Category: Risk) |Poster Available|

5966) Innovation comes from environments where ideas can connect. [Thank you, Steven Berlin Johnson] (Category: Innovation) |Poster Available|

5965) Knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives economic growth. [Thank you, William Ralph Brody] (Category: Innovation) |Poster Available|

5964) What we did yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow. [Thank you, William Grosvenor Pollard]

5963) A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new glorious morn! [Thank you, Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure] (Category: Opportunity) |Poster Available|

5962) Yes, there are two paths we can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road we're on, and it makes us wonder ... [Thank you, James Patrick Page and Robert Anthony Plant] (Category: Action) |Poster Available|

5961) Music is a way we can dream together and go to another dimension. {Creativity in one domain can so stimulate creativiy in another.} [Thank you, Cecilia Bartoli] (Category: Creativity) |Poster Available|

5960) Just love what we are doing, and try to play more. [Thank you, Láng Lǎng] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5959) Great music has layers of things to discover. [Thank you, Wáng Yǔjiā] (Category: Environment) |Poster Available|

5958) Hope that in the year to come, we make mistakes ... if we are making mistakes, then we are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing ourselves, changing ourselves, changing our world, doing things we've never done before, and more importantly, Doing Something. [Thank you, Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman] (Category: Mistakes) |Poster Available|

5957) PEACE be with us PLEASE! (Category: Environment) |Poster Available|

5956) Warning! Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers eating waffles.

5955) Don't use a big word when a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity. [Thank you, William Knowlton Zinsser] (Category: Communications) |Poster Available|

5954) Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future. [Thank you, Steven Haworth Miller] (Category: Time) |Poster Available|

5953) When we talk, we are only repeating what we already know ... if we listen, we may learn something new. [Thank you, Lhamo Thondup] (Category: Communications,Learning,Listening) |Poster Available|

5952) Always be ourselves ... at the end of the day, that's all we've really got. [Thank you, Albert Lincoln Roker Jr]

5951) Humor is just another defense against the universe. [Thank you, Melvin James Kaminski] (Category: Humor) |Poster Available|

5950) Please excuse all typos and treat unintelligible autocorrects as found poetry. [Thank you, Sara Hanks] (Category: Communications) |Poster Available|

5949) The only people with whom we should try to get even are those who have helped us. [Thank you, John E Southard] (Category: Encouragement) |Poster Available|

5948) If we spend our time trying to be good at everything, we'll never be great at anything. [Thank you, Thomas Rath]

5947) Surround ourselves with great people, delegate authority, get out of the way. [Thank you, Ronald Wilson Reagan]

5946) Leadership is an action, not a position. [Thank you, Donald H McGannon]

5945) The best boss bosses the least. [Thank you, Ralph Owen Moody] (Category: Management) |Poster Available|

5944) A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but where they ought to be. [Thank you, Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter]

5943) Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off. [Thank you, Colin Luther Powell] (Category: Responsibility) |Poster Available|

5942) The best revenge is massive success. [Thank you, Francis Albert Sinatra]

5941) We should never regret being kind. [Thank you, Nicole Shepard] (Category: Persona) |Poster Available|

5940) We may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. [Thank you, Margaret Hilda Thatcher]

5939) If we are not willing to risk the usual, we will have to settle for the ordinary. [Thank you, Emanuel James Rohn] (Category: Risk) |Poster Available|

5938) DOn't quIT! [Thank you, Prakash Jariwala] (Category: Persistence) |Poster Available|

5937) The ultimate test of our knowledge is our capacity to convey it to others. (Thank you, Richard Phillips Feynman

5936) We lost but we're happy because we tried. [Thank you, Talal al Murad] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5935) The biggest concern for any organization should be when their most passionate people become quiet.

5934) Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge. [Thank you, Simon Oliver Sinek]

5933) Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. [Thank you, William Penn Adair Rogers] (Category: Knowledge) |Poster Available|

5932) Everyone we'll ever meet knows something we don't. [Thank you, William Sanford Nye] (Category: Environment) |Poster Available|

5931) We'll never get the same moment twice. [Thank you, Stephen William Hawking] (Category: Time) |Poster Available|

5930) Sometimes we have to let things go simply because they are heavy. [Thank you, Cyprien-Noé Cyr] (Category: Setbacks) |Poster Available|

5929) One of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. [Thank you, John William Gardner] (Category: Creativity)

5928) Our dogs will love us, no matter what. [Thank you, Anne Lamott] (Category: Loyalty) |Poster Available|

5927) Start where we are, use what we have, do what we can. [Thank you, Arthur Robert Ashe Jr] (Category: Startup) |Poster Available|

5926) The trouble is, we think we have time. [Thank you, Siddhārtha Gautama] (Category: Time) |Poster Available|

5925) Professional investors don't sign NDAs, so don't ask. [Thank you, Akira Harai]

5924) If we're not building a community, we're not going to succeed. [Thank you, Eric M Schneider]

5923) Same thinking, same results.

5922) A goal without a plan is just a wish.

5921) Forget the mistake, remember the lesson. [Thank you, Michael Philip Jagger and Keith Richards] (Category: Mistakes) |Poster Available|

5920) With knowledge comes enjoyment. [Thank you, Wine Spectator] (Category: Knowledge) |Poster Available|

5919) Innovation Focal Points: Products, Services, Processes, Technology, Business methods, Business models, Revenue models, Strategies, Tactics, Positioning, Supply chain, Organization, Communications, Paradigms.

5918) Be better in real life than on social media. [Thank you, Oleg Vishnepolsky] (Category: Persona) |Poster Available|

5917) The future starts today, not tomorrow. [Thank you, Kim D Snyder] (Category: Future) |Poster Available|

5916) Get rid of the frivolous frills.

5915) If we fall in love with the imagination, we understand that it is a free spirit ... it will go anywhere, and it can do anything. [Thank you, Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker] (Category: Creativity,Imagination,Innovation) |Poster Available|

5914) Everything, at first, is an idea, a special creation. [Thank you, Mukunda Lal Ghosh] (Category: Ideation) |Poster Available|

5913) Fight for the things that we care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join us. [Thank you, Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5912) What makes us great is that we can all innovate. [Thank you, William Sanford Nye]

5911) We don't make mistakes, only happy accidents. [Thank you, Robert Norman Ross]

5910) Do not trust atoms ... they make up everything. [Thank you, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne] (Category: Trust) |Poster Available|

5909) Let's not cling to that mistake just because we spent so much time making it. [Thank you, Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey] (Category: Mistakes) |Poster Available|

5908) Nothing will so effectively stop us from being creative as the fear of making a mistake. [Thank you, John Marwood Cleese] (Category: Creativity) |Poster Available|

5907) Bez práce nejsou koláče. {Without work, there are no koláče.} [Thank you, Sophie Novy] (Category: Work) |Poster Available|

5906) The universe is really, really warped! [Thank you, Albert Einstein]

5905) Be responsible.

5904) Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much. [Thank you, Marion Michael Morrison] (Category: Communications) |Poster Available|

5903) Look at us ... everything is possible! [Thank you, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky] (Category: Opportunity) |Poster Available|

5902) All creative people want to do the unexpected. [Thank you, Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler] (Category: Creativity) |Poster Available|

5901) Be first or be better. [Thank you, Koushik Ghosh]

5900) As long as algebra is taught in schools, there will be prayer in schools. [Thank you, Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Roberts] (Category: Environment) |Poster Available|

5899) How many lightbulbs does it take to change a person? [Thank you, Robert H Owen] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5898) I don't need an inspirational tip, I just need coffee. [Thank you, Howard D Schultz] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5897) Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand. [Thank you, Vincent Leonard Price Jr] (Category: Timing) |Poster Available|

5896) I give myself very good advice but I very seldom follow it and that explains the trouble I'm always in. [Thank you, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (Category: Advice) |Poster Available|

5895) For new ideas and technologies to reach impact and transform the world, the developers should have a fundamental knowledge of the core business elements that need to be addressed to successfully move their concepts into the marketplace. [Thank you, Vladimir Bulović]

5894) Creativity can survive in a vacuum, innovation cannot. [Thank you, Francis James Arnold] (Category: Innovation) |Poster Available|

5893) The whole of life, from birth to death, is a process of learning. [Thank you, Jiddu Krishnamurti] (Category: Education,Learning) |Poster Available|

5892) Don't miss your life. [Thank you, Valerie Kathryn Harper] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5891) The six best doctors: sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise, and diet ... and they'll charge us not a shilling. [Thank you, Wayne Fields]

5890) Hope is not a plan, strategy, or tactic. [Thank you, Grant A Rowe]

5889) Don't quit your day dream. [Thank you, Alicia Augello Cook] (Category: Vision) |Poster Available|

5888) If not now, when?

5887) Life is a game of boomerangs ... our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. [Thank you, Florence Scovel Shinn]

5886) High achievers are magnets for work.

5885) It ain’t work if we like it.

5884) Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim ... we attain unity through variety: differences are integrated, not annihilated, not absorbed. [Thank you, Mary Parker Follett]

5883) The only really important thing leaders do is create and manage culture. [Thank you, Edgar Henry Schein]

5882) Don't work at being ordinary. [Thank you, James Paul McCartney]

5881) If we surrendered to the air, we could ride it. [Thank you, Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison] (Category: Environment) |Poster Available|

5880) Existing's exhausting. [Thank you, Robert Spedding]

5879) A mind is like a parachute ... it doesn't work if it's not open. [Thank you, Frank Vincent Zappa]

5878) Primum non nocere. {First, do no harm.} [Thank you, Auguste François Chomel]

5877) Call it ‘dating before dancing’ ... putting money into a new venture concept as an experiment, then acquiring the venture if it succeeds, cutting losses if it doesn't. [Thank you, David M Gordon]

5876) Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. [Thank you, Hilary Hinton Ziglar] (Category: Sales) |Poster Available|

5875) Don't lend money ... it causes amnesia! [Thank you, Annetta Mae Gibson] (Category: Money) |Poster Available|

5874) The way to make a friend is to be one. [Thank you, Dale Harbison Carnegie]

5873) Let us be guided by the vision of what our venture can become.

5872) Doubt is the key to knowledge.

5871) Mistakes are opportunities to learn.

5870) Reflection is a critical skill for innovators and entrepreneurs. [Thank you, Heidi Marie Neck]

5869) Pay close attention to details. [Thank you, Walter Elias Disney]

5868) Attitudes are caught, they are not taught. [Thank you, Fred McFeely Rogers] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5867) A business that looks orderly says to our customers that we know what we're doing. [Thank you, Michael Edward Gerber]

5866) Manage things, lead people. [Thank you, Grace Brewster Murray Hopper]

5865) Praise every improvement, even the small ones.

5864) Dream it, see it, do it ... go!

5863) Al mal tiempo, buena cara. {Put on a good face to face bad times.} [Thank you, Gustavo Ramos Rivera]

5862) Listen to what our customers tell us ... they are our boss.

5861) Life is a bowl of statistics.

5860) Miracles do happen. [Thank you, Kathleen Butler] (Category: Luck) |Poster Available|

5859) Stand tall and proud; go out on a limb; remember your roots; drink plenty of water; be content with your natural beauty; enjoy the view. [Thank you, Giant Oak Tree]

5858) Better to turn back and start over than to lose our way forever.

5857) Compounding interest is the most powerful force in the universe. [Thank you, Albert Einstein]

5856) A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. [Thank you, Walter Winchell]

5855) Life is too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. [Thank you, Charlotte Brontë]

5854) To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. [Thank you, Alfred Lord Tennyson] (Category: Persistence) |Poster Available|

5853) It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. [Thank you, Joanne Rowling]

5852) All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. [Thank you, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien]

5851) Lay out all our options ... failure is not one of them. [Thank you, Gene Francis Kranz]

5850) Thank you for all you do. [Thank you, Gary Don Libecap]

5849) Energy is contagious.

5848) Never let the fear win. [Thank you, Caroline Graham] (Category: Attitude) |Poster Available|

5847) The future is embedded in the present ... the challenge is finding it! [Thank you, John Naisbitt]

5846) We cannot grow with "buts".

5845) Successful teams have members who challenge each other in positive ways.

5844) We may have lost a battle, but we have not lost the war. [Thank you, Charles de Gaulle]

5843) Every truth has two sides; it is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either. [Thank you, Aesop]

5842) Act quick on good ideas.

5841) Failure is the condiment that gives flavor to Success. [Thank you, Truman Garcia Capote] (Category: Failure) |Poster Available|

5840) Let Freedom Ring!

5839) Choose the right heroes. [Thank you, Warren Edward Buffett]

5838) If they would zig, we should zag.

5837) Let us build a culture that cares about quality.

5836) One day the people who never believed in us will talk about when they met us. (Thank you, Sara Blakely

5835) Be consistent and persistent in our vision.

5834) Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. (Thank you, Norman Vincent Peale

5833) Sometimes we just have to let go. (Category: Pivot) |Poster Available|

5832) Creativity consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. [Thank you, George F Kneller] (Category: Creativity)

5831) No rule of thumb will work if we don’t.

5830) We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. [Thank you, Randy Pausch]

5829) The question isn't who's going to let us, it's who's going to stop us. (Thank you, Ayn Rand

5828) Now that we have met with paradox we have some hope of making progress. [Thank you, Niels Henrik David Bohr] (Category: Progress)

5827) We have to experience failure to understand that we can survive it. [Thank you, Elizabeth Stamatina Fey] (Category: Failure)

5826) If we ask a question, we risk being a fool for five minutes ... if we do not ask a question, we risk remaining a fool forever. (Category: Knowledge,Research,Risk)

5825) Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. [Thank you, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky] (Category: Challenge,Change,Risk)

5824) The ability to fantacise means more than a talent for absorbing positive knowledge. [Thank you, Albert Einstein] (Category: Creativity)

5823) There’s always an element of chance and we must be willing to live with that element ... if we insist on certainty, we will paralyze ourselves. [Thank you, John Paul Getty III] (Category: Risk)

5822) Let us not be afraid to take big steps when need ... we can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. [Thank you, David Lloyd George]

5821) If the creator has a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely would have meant for us to stick it out. [Thank you, Arthur Koestler] (Category: Risk)

5820) Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze. [Thank you, Peter Ferdinand Drucker] (Category: Opportunity)

5819) Let us not quietly whimper, let us make a really big bang! [Thank you, James Joseph Parsons] (Category: Marketing) |Poster Available|

5818) We all have our own superpowers.

5817) They may gladly pay us Tuesday for a hamburger today. [Thank you, Wimpy] (Should we include customer financing options as part of our overall solution? -Jim)

5816) He was a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a prophet, a poet, a pawn and a king; He was up and down and over and out and he always knew one thing; Each time he found himself flat on his face, he'd pick himself up and get back in the race. [Thank you, D Kay & K Gordon]

5815) Common cause of venture death: lost focus.

5814) Once we're sure it's a plan to keep, let's plan our roots very way down deep. [Thank you, Francis James Arnold]

5813) Yesterday we said tomorrow.

5812) We better start swimming or we'll sink like a stone. [Thank you, Robert Alan Zimmerman]

5811) Let us fail faster so we can succeed sooner.

5810) Get our feet up off the ground, live a little, get around. [Thank you, James Paul McCartney]

5809) Keep our customers close and our competitors closer.

5808) If we start with nothing, we'll end with nothing, unless there's something in the middle in-between. |Poster Available|

5807) Work for knowledge.

5806) People who change the world don't wait for permission. {Also, see 5805}

5805) Don't wait for the bell to ring to get up and go. {Also, see 5806}

5804) Maybe we can't lift a thousand pounds all at once, but we can lift one pound a thousand times ... repeated efforts will get us there. [Thank you, M & A & OV]

5803) Make our first response our best response. [Thank you, National Fire Protection Association]

5802) Entrepreneurship is like cooking ... the end result depends on the complexity of the recipe, the tools in the kitchen, the quality of the ingredients, and the skills of the chef to blend it all together just right. (Category: Entrepreneurship) |Poster Available|

5801) Familiarity breeds contempt. (Overexposure can put some folks a bit too close to little things that may have no significant bearing on big things. -Jim)

5800) It really doesn’t matter where we are, the life of aspiring entrepreneurs leads us to work wherever, whenever. ⁣⁣ [Thank you, Matthew Eaton]

5799) Never wrestle with pigs ... we'll all get dirty, but the pigs will like it.

5798) My worst skill is ____________.

5797) Don't major in minors. [Thank you, Rex Biberston] (The minor work might be easy, but the major work gets things done. -Jim)

5796) Change our view and awaken our creative side. [Thank you, Brice Phebus]

5795) Familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth ... people become entrapped by falsehoods through frequent repetition. {Just think about all the "true rumors" spread on the internet! -Jim} [Thank you, Daniel Kahneman] (Category: Information) |Poster Available|

5794) Good marketing makes our venture look smart ... great marketing makes our customers feel smart! [Thank you, Joe Chernov]

5793) Add a new habit to a customer's life by attaching it to an existing habit moment. [Thank you, P&G] (Brushing our teeth with Crest isn't enough ... we also need an Oral-B toothbrush as well as Scope mouthwash before we shave with a Gillette razor and wash up with Ivory soap ... our deodorant is Secret!, but with Old Spice, we'll smell like a man, man! -Jim)

5792) Every situation in life, good or bad, is temporary.

5791) A report points our customers there, a story puts our customers there.

5790) Don't reinvent the wheel, or any other standard part that we can buy rather than build. (Focus on creating the new, not replicating the old. -Jim)

5789) Hire an experienced coach to help us win the game.

5788) Reverse engineer what is already working.

5787) Stay open even longer.

5786) The best listeners hear between the lines. [Thank you, Nina Malkin]

5785) Change costs.

5784) When in doubt, don't.

5783) No matter how much we push the envelope, it will still be stationery.

5782) Forgive.

5781) Every winner has scars.

5780) Where there is money there is mischief.

5779) Innovators are often subjective thinkers.

5778) This website is dedicated to my parents, Oprah Winfrey and Groucho Marx. (Save Swing Jazz, Pelicans, and Oxford Commas. -Jim)

5777) A User Interface is like a joke ... if you have to explain it, it's not that good. (Category: Product Development) |Poster Available|

5776) Next time we're afraid to share ideas, remember someone once said in a meeting, "Let's make a film with a tornado full of sharks!"

5775) Enjoying a fine meal can be time consuming, especially if we go back for seconds.

5774) Action: the process of doing something.

5773) Imitate the successes of the wise, not the mistakes of the fools.

5772) Don't use a big word with a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity.

5771) A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it ... the truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. [Thank you, David Stevens]

5770) We are braver than we believe, stronger than we seem, smarter than we think. [Thank you, Alan Alexander Milne] (Category: Attitude)

5769) There is always a way to make something better.

5768) The sky is no longer the limit!

5767) Those who move a mountain begin by carrying away small stones. [Thank you, Kong Qiu]

5766) There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. [Thank you, C S Lewis]

5765) Imagination ... the elixir of life, the seed of greatness.

5764) Being busy doesn’t mean we are accomplishing anything.

5763) Productivity is never an accident ... it is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. [Thank you, Paul J Meyer]

5762) The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. [Thank you, James William Johnson]

5761) We can fail at what we don’t want, so we might as well take a chance on doing what we love. [Thank you, Jim Carrey]

5760) Our passion will lead to our purpose.

5759) Before we hire someone, we should make them use a computer with slow internet service to see who they really are. [Thank you, Will Ferrell]

5758) We must do the things we think we cannot do.

5757) Exhale the past, inhale the future.

5756) Let us try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. [Thank you, Maya Angelou]

5755) Nothing is impossible ... the word itself says 'I'm possible'! [Thank you, Audrey Hepburn]

5754) Exercise ... body, mind, ethics.

5753) Always remember that we are absolutely unique, just like everyone else. [Thank you, Margaret Mead]

5752) A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. [Thank you, John C Maxwell]

5751) Not all those who wander are lost. [Thank you, J R R Tolkien]

5750) The best preparation for tomorrow is doing our best today. [Thank you, H Jackson Brown Jr)]

5749) Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. [Thank you, Thomas Jefferson]

5748) The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. [Thank you, Sun Tzu]

5747) No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. [Thank you, Aesop]

5746) Learning never exhausts the mind. [Thank you, L da Vinci]

5745) Do not mind anything that anyone tells us about anyone else. [Thank you, Henry James]

5744) There is a difference between connections and relationships ... relationships are earned. [Thank you, Nina Ossanna]

5743) If we want to be writers, we've got to write ... if we want to be innovators, we've got to create ... if we want to be entrepreneurs, we've got to get down to business!

5742) Our bucket list should be something we're fulfilling now and not holding for some future time. [Thank you, Brad Cook]

5741) To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the beauty in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you lived here. This is to have succeeded. [Thank you, Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Category: Attitude,Success) |Poster Available|

5740) Innovation, by its very nature, is disruptive.

5739) Never underestimate our power to change.

5738) Keep our competitors focused on us while we stay focused on our customers. [Thank you, Jeff Bezos]

5737) Mind over matter, or it doesn't matter.

5736) The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers ... the creative mind can spot wrong questions. (Category: Creativity,Research)

5735) Encourage experimentation. [Thank you, Scott Duffy]

5734) Share.

5733) Pasteurize: too far to see.

5732) Think of delegating as a chance to teach.

5731) Don't promise when we're happy, don't reply when we're angry, don't decide when we're sad.

5730) Create opportunities. (Start with good problems. -Jim)

5729) There is a place for every piece of our puzzle.

5728) Don't ask if, ask which. [Thank you, Elmer Wheeler] (Good selling tip! Don't ask if they want to by, ask which one they want. -Jim)

5727) Innovation is inefficient but incumbent.

5726) Mindless habits are enemies of innovation. [Thank you, Rosabeth Moss Kanter]

5725) Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. [Thank you, Edith Widder]

5724) Hire the best, then delegate ... let them do what they were hired to do!

5723) Innovative companies continuously transform into something new and better.

5722) Persist, persevere, prevail. [Thank you, Bill Murphy Jr]

5721) Have an attention-grabbing introduction.

5720) Learn to thrive on chaos! [Thank you, Tom Peters]

5719) There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. [Thank you, Archibald McLeish]

5718) We are never too important to say "thank you".

5717) Workers who are allowed to have a voice in the hours and location of their work are more efficient, more productive on the job, and less conflicted about their work-to-family balance. [Thank you, Erin Kelly]

5716) Don't fake answers ... best to say we don't know when we don't know. [Thank you, Kristy Bonner]

5715) Just for kicks, try being one of our own customers. (Incognito, buy something from us. How'd it go? If we were one of our regular customers, would we continue to be one of our regular customers? -Jim)

5714) Complete what we begin.

5713) A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous. [Thank you, Alfred Adler]

5712) Key question for our venture: what's the worst thing that could happen to us? (What will we do if it does? Doesn't hurt to have a contingency plan in the desk drawer! -Jim)

5711) There are three "buckets of expenses" in a business venture ... 1) the cost of goods sold (COGS), 2) operating expenses (marketing, product development, administration, et alia), and 3) EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization). Good product engineering and operational management is needed to control #1, good general management is needed to control #2, and good financial management is needed to control #3.

5710) Nothing beats a great smile. [Thank you, Karl Urban]

5709) Focus on high value activities. [Thank you, Shannon Hennig]

5708) Don't settle.

5707) The safe way to double our money is to fold it over once and put it in our pocket. [Thank you, Frank Hubbard]

5706) Stay healthy! [Thank you, Akira Harai]

5705) Easy to start, hard to sustain.

5704) Take it one day at a time.

5703) Move first, move fast ... move second, move faster.

5702) Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance. [Thank you, Verna Myers]

5701) Better to go slow on the right road than fast on the wrong one.

5700) Acquisition: an asset or object bought or obtained.

5699) Seek to understand.

5698) When in doubt, mumble.

5697) Believe in dreams.

5696) Be as good as it gets. [Thank you, Bart Starr]

5695) It's never too late to learn new things.

5694) Practice persistent passion.

5693) Be led by reason.

5692) Prevention is the best cure.

5691) Here is the place where dreams come true. [Thank you, John Kinsella]

5690) We can be excellent without being perfect.

5689) Good relationships keep us healthier and happier. [Thank you, Harvard]

5688) Don't take the easy way out. [Thank you, Amanda Eller]

5687) If we build it, they will come.

5686) Time works wonders.

5685) What are the key rules of thumb for our venture? What are the exceptions?

5684) Successful people find opportunities to help others. [Thank you, Brian Tracy]

5683) Never drink at work (including lunch). [Thank you, William Howard Hughes]

5682) Don't mix business and pleasure.

5681) We who laugh, last. (Category: Humor) |Poster Available|

5680) Only the mediocre are always at their best. [Thank you, Jean Giraudoux]

5679) Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. [Thank you, Muhammad Ali]

5678) Opposites attract, similarities last. [Thank you, Yahia Lababidi]

5677) Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalize on what comes. [Thank you, Zig Ziglar]

5676) Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping a clock to save time. [Thank you, H Ford]

5675) If our ship doesn't come in, let's swim out to meet it. [Thank you, Jona Winters]

5674) Make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.

5673) Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it.

5672) All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.

5671) The best time to start a business was 20 years ago ... the second best time is now.

5670) To kill creativity, just say: "Our customers wouldn't like it ..."

5669) Let us learn, we don't always know.

5668) Hang loose ... surf on ... catch a big wave!

5667) Keep iterating.

5666) We can and should discover new things every day.

5665) Take a sad song and make it better. [Thank you, John Lennon]

5664) Skilled innovators and entrepreneurs are always alert for problems to solve.

5663) Try to avoid the speed bumps and potholes in the road to success. {Also, see 814}

5662) Keep accurate records.

5661) We've got to cannibalize our own technology or someone else will. [Thank you, Jim Lauria]

5660) We must expect great things of ourselves before we can do them. [Thank you, Michael Jeffrey Jordan]

5659) Don't let our yesterday take up our today. [Thank you, Christy Jindrick-Tholl]

5658) Stuff happens ... sometimes good, sometimes not.

5657) This or That ... what should we focus on today?

5656) Those who also dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream by night. [Thank you, E A Poe]

5655) It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. [Thank you, Herman Melville]

5654) Hire character, train skill. [Thank you, Peter Schutz]

5653) Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games. [Thank you, George Herman Ruth Jr]

5652) There is a better way ... find it ... do it ... (repeat)

5651) Luck is preparation meeting opportunity.

5650) Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. [Thank you, Arianna Huffington]

5649) Expect the unexpected.

5648) Children, gardens, and ventures need the sames things: patience, love, and someone who will never give up on them. [Thank you, Nicolette Sowder]

5647) We're not the only fish in the pond, but are we the biggest, or littlest, or something in-between?

5646) Put others first.

5645) Never tell us the odds. [Thank you, Hans Solo]

5644) We don't have to be original, but we do have to be good.

5643) If we're not embarrassed by the first version of our product, we've launched too late. [Thank you, Reid Hoffman]

5642) Entrepreneurship is like playing the piano ... it gets better with practice.

5641) We shouldn't be embarrassed by failure, unless we did something bad on purpose.

5640) Be innovative, trusted, and ethical as we make a big difference in the world. [Thank you, Sergey Brin]

5639) It's not about ideas, it's about making ideas happen. [Thank you, Scott Belsky]

5638) Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place, come on with the rain, put a smile on our face, let's walk down the lane with a happy refrain, just singin' in the rain! [Thank you, A Freed & N H Brown]

5637) Don't be a one-trick pony, don't be a 10-trick pony ... be a whole field of ponies running to get the job done. [Thank you, Stuart Baggs]

5636) Two banks with different rates have a conflict of interest.

5635) It could be very logical but still not make any cents.

5634) Don’t contact any newspaper/magazine/website editor to write about our venture until we've looked at their publication and understand what they cover. [Thank you, Joan Oleck]

5633) Now that there are cameras most everywhere, what happened to all the flying saucers?

5632) Success begins always.

5631) If we can't do great things, let's do small things in a great way. [Thank you, Napoleon Hill]

5630) Easy to tear down, not so easy to build up. [Thank you, Thomas H Kelly] (Category: Encouragement) |Poster Available|

5629) Stay calm and have a cuppa.

5628) Venture creation is an holistic experience.

5627) Tick-tock, watch that clock, the time could be a wastin'.

5626) Innovators and entrepreneurs don't follow scripts very well ... they make up their own lines as they go.

5625) Save our pennies, save our dimes, so we can buy a 409. [Thank you, Brian Wilson]

5624) The earth without art is just eh.

5623) For maximum attention, nothing beats a good misteak.

5622) Practice, understand, improve.

5621) To run a fast marathon, pay a top athlete to run it with us [Thank you, Bloomberg.com via Randy Accetta]

5620) Change is difficult and often unwelcome, even for the better.

5619) Trust and be trusted.

5618) Venture: an enterprise involving risk but with a significant reward for success ... a venture could be a company, a business, an organization, a not-for-profit enterprise, a vacation trip, or ???

5617) Just do it. [Thank you, Nike]

5616) Stressed? Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards. A little Mousse au Chocolat could help! Here's a simple recipe designed by Nestle for their chocolate chips but can be used with any sweetened chocolate chopped into chip-size pieces ... 1] Place in a blender: 2 cups chocolate pieces, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 3 tablespoons brandy, and 1 cup boiling milk ... 2] Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds ... 3] Pour into 8 dessert dishes and chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour ... 4] If you like, top with whipped cream. [Thank you, Jenifer Harvey] (Only 3 tablespoons of brandy? Yeah, right! -Jim)

5615) Keep constant customer communication channels.

5614) Criticism is easy, contribution is not.

5613) Visualization is a very powerful tool for thinking and communicating thoughts.

5612) Keep costs variable wherever we can.

5611) Cooking isn't complicated, but it is complex. [Thank you, Julia Collin Davison]

5610) How far is it? Do we measure in miles or minutes?

5609) I only cook when I want to meet a couple of handsome firemen! [Thank you, Michigan Fran, age 98]

5608) It's impossible to be a good leader without being a good person. [Thank you, Jessica Abo]

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]

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

5605) Always be selling. Always. [Thank you, Mark Cuban]

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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 FastCompany.com]

5595) Snap out of it! [Thank you, John Patrick Shanley]

5594) A martini. Shaken, not stirred. (Give the customer what s/he wants!)

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

5592) Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air. [Thank you, Ralph Waldo Emerson] (Category: Environment) |Poster Available|

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

5582) Listen well. {Also, see 1267}

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

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

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

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

5577) Make the fuzzy firm.

5576) A real unicorn must have real good parents.

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.

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

5573) A burger is better with cheese. [Thank you, McDonald's]

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

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]

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

5569) Ideas won't work unless we do.

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

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.

5566) Don't beat around the bush.

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.

5564) Hi, everybody! [Thank you, James Click Jr]

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

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

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

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

5559) Why accuse us of lolly gagging when we're quite clearly dilly dallying?

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

5557) People are critical to the success of our venture ... building our team is key, key, key! [Thank you, Barry J Glick] (Category: People) |Poster Available|

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

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

5554) Use customer interviews to gather primary research data.

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

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

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

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

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

5548) Can we promote our venture with window signs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

5537) Everyone dies, but not everyone really lives.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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] (Why I stay far away from the poker tables in Lost Wages! -Jim)

5527) Ideas are easy, it's the implementation that's hard. [Thank you, Guy Kawasaki]

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.

5525) Wonder what our customers really want? Ask, don’t tell.

5524) Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.

5523) If people like us they’ll listen to us, but if they trust us they’ll do business with us. (Category: Trust) |Poster Available|

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

5521) Crank it out ... that's what we do!

5520) Ensure accessibility, enhance usability.

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

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

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

5516) Fall seven times, stand up eight.

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.

5514) Take the bitter with the sweet.

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, I had the best goose dinner ever there! Goose, not gander. -Jim]

5512) Out of sight, out of mind.

5511) One head cannot hold all wisdom.

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

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

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

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

5506) To imagine is everything. [Thank you, François-Anatole Thibault] (Category: Creativity) |Poster Available|

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

5504) I will, I shall; I chill, I shant. [Thank you, Francis James Arnold]

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

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]

5501) Our programmer went data way. (Do we follow, or not? -Jim)