Quotes by Jeff Bezos:

“What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.” – Jeff Bezos

“Market leadership can translate directly to higher revenue, higher profitability, greater capital velocity, and correspondingly stronger returns on invested capital.” -Jeff Bezos

“One advantage — perhaps a somewhat subtle one — of a customer-driven focus is that it aids a certain type of proactivity. When we’re at our best, we don’t wait for external pressures. We are internally driven to improve our services, adding benefits and features, before we have to.” -Jeff Bezos

“What’s dangerous is not to evolve, not to invent, not to improve the customer experience.” -Jeff Bezos

“There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward.” -Jeff Bezos

“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” -Jeff Bezos

“If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table.” -Jeff Bezos

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.” -Jeff Bezos

“If you don’t understand the details of your business, you are going to fail.”– Jeff Bezos

“There will always be serendipity involved in discovery.”– Jeff Bezos

“If you are competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.”– Jeff Bezos

“If we think long term, we can accomplish things that we couldn’t otherwise accomplish.”– Jeff Bezos

“In the old world, you devoted 30% of your time to building a great service and 70% of your time to shouting about it. In the new world, that inverts.” – Jeff Bezos

Quotes by Bill Gates:

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” -Bill Gates

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” -Bill Gates

“I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” -Bill Gates

“If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” -Bill Gates

“We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.” -Bill Gates

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” -Bill Gates

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” -Bill Gates

“Discrimination has a lot of layers that make it tough for minorities to get a leg up.“ -Bill Gates

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” -Bill Gates

“The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.” -Bill Gates

“I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.”  -Bill Gates

“Legacy is a stupid thing! I don’t want a legacy.” -Bill Gates

“Personally, I’d like to see more of our leaders take a technocratic approach to solving our biggest problems.” -Bill Gates

“The belief that the world is getting worse, that we can’t solve extreme poverty and disease, isn’t just mistaken. It is harmful.” -Bill Gates

Quotes by Elon Musk:

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” -Elon Musk

“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” -Elon Musk

“There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.” -Elon Musk

“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” -Elon Musk

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” -Elon Musk

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” -Elon Musk

“A company is a group organized to create a product or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. I just happen to be the face of the companies.” -Elon Musk

“I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.” -Elon Musk

“I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.” -Elon Musk

“My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” -Elon Musk

“I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.” -Elon Musk

“Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.” -Elon Musk

“Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.” -Elon Musk

“Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.” -Elon Musk

“When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, is it one little thing. It’s usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation.” -Elon Musk

Quotes by Mark Zuckerberg:

“By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” -Mark Zuckerburg

“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff you are not moving fast enough.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“People don’t care about what you say, they care about what you build.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“Give everyone the power to share anything with anyone.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“I’m here to build something for the long-term. Anything else is a distraction.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“I think the internet is really good in general because it helps people get access to more information.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“Nothing influences people more than a recommendation from a trusted friend.” -Mark Zuckerberg

“Advertising works most effectively when it’s in line with what people are already trying to do.” -Mark Zuckerberg