20 Quotes from our Favorite Founders

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From globally-recognized social networks to the first-ever reusable rockets, these business leaders and innovators have advanced our society in remarkable ways. Here are 20 quotes from our favorite business founders – people who not only had a vision of a future much bigger than themselves but who also sought it to completion:

Inspiring Quotes from Visionary Business Founders

 The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap.” –Aaron Levie, Founder of Box

Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” –Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos

Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” –Bob Parsons, Founder of GoDaddy

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs, Founder and CEO of Apple

Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” –Tim Westergren, Founder of Pandora

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”  –Drew Houston, Founder and CEO of Dropbox

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.“ –Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce

Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” –Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell

You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” –Russell Simmons, Founder of Def Jam

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon

You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” –Larry Page, Founder of Google

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” –Walt Disney, Founder of Disney

Micromanage the process, not the people.” –Joe Apfelbaum, Founder of Ajax Union

If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” –Elon Musk, Founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX

All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” -Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn

In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” –Steve Case, Founder of AOL

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” –Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

High expectations are the key to everything.”  –Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” –Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” -Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn

 As we enter into this season of celebration with our country, let us be empowered by the hundreds of leaders who came before us and the hundreds who are still with us today, paving the road for a brighter and more innovative future.

The spirit of innovation permeates everything we do here at Phonexa, which is why our passionate team continues to build cutting-edge, user-centric technology for a more comprehensive lead tracking experience. We want to provide the best tools in the industry to give you full control over the entire customer journey. With your convenience and user experience as high priorities on our list, we will keep pushing to build software that far exceeds those expectations.

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