Guests on The Succession Stories Podcast share their favorite quotes about entrepreneurship and leadership.
"What we know from looking around the world at long lasting businesses is that most of them are family owned."
― Josh Baron, Partner BanyanGlobal | Episode 31
"Don't go where the path may lead, but go where there is no path and leave a trail."
― Quote from Les Brown. David Gamble, DG Coaching & Consulting | Episode 30
"Stewardship, however you define it, is so important. People talk in ways that either convey that or don't."
― Bruce Walton, Partner Battalia Winston | Episode 29
“It's never too late to be what you might've been.”
― Laura Coe, CEO Snapology | Episode 28
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
― Quote from Eisenhauer. Jeffrey K. Walker, Author | Episode 27
“If you don't know where you are going you will end up somewhere else.”
― Quote from Yogi Berra. Christopher Brodman, Metz Lewis | Episode 26
"Be kind to the people around you. Develop your team. Be persistent and show everyone that you're persistent. If something doesn't work change course."
― Janet Wischnia, American Blossom Linens | Episode 25
"It's not how much you make, but how much you keep, how hard it works for you and how many generations you keep it for."
― Cheryl Fields, Lifestyle Wealth Group | Episode 24
"Be bold. Be bright. Be gone."
― Lou Diamond, Thrive Loud | Episode 23
"Focus on the ball, not the scoreboard."
― Chris Chaney, Fort Pitt Capital Group | Episode 22
"A no leads to a better yes."
― Elizabeth Blount McCormick, CEO UniGlobe Travel Designers | Episode 21
“Rise with humility and fall with resilience.”
― Evan J. Segal, General Partner 412 Venture Fund | Episode 20
“Entrepreneurs are people who look out into the world and imagine how the world ought to be, and then build products and services that make the world as it ought to be.”
― Sean Ammirati, Director CMU Corporate Startup Lab + Partner at Birchmere Ventures | Episode 19
“Be enterprising in all that you do.”
― Ann Dugan, former Executive Director and Founder of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence | Episode 18
“A plan without action is nothing but a dream. Action without a plan is nothing but a nightmare.”
― Bradley Franc, Author of The Succession Solution | Episode 17
“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
- Winston Churchill
― Mary Richter, Shareholder at Schneider Downs | Episode 16
“An inheritance can be transferred, but entrepreneurship, talent and vision cannot be.”
- Burton Folsom
― Doug Austin, James Austin Company | Episode 15
“If you're not growing, you're not going.”
― Dawn Fuchs Coleman, former CEO of Weavertown Environmental Group | Episode 14
“Hope is not a strategy. Hope is inspirational and it's great to have hope and we need hope. It's what a lot of times keeps us motivated in downtimes. Strategies are backed by fundamentally executable tactical tasks.”
― Jamie Van Buren, Managing Director of Generational Transfer Entrepreneurs | Episode 13
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Teddy Roosevelt
― Will Knecht, Chairman of Wendell August | Episode 12
"My mantra and philosophy about entrepreneurship is that it's about the people more than anything else."
“In life and in business, you get what plan for. What are you planning for?”
― Bobby Zappala and Andy Ellis, Managing Partners of Localize Capital | Episode 11
“My wife's definition of an entrepreneur is somebody who will do anything not to get a regular job.”
― Len Caric, CEO Uncle Charley's Sausage | Episode 10
“Timing is everything, and you create your own luck.”
― Jason Seltzer, EHD Insurance | Episode 09
“We shouldn't do things we don't love as a general rule. If we're not having fun, why are we doing it?”
― Joe Bute, Managing Partner, Hollymead Capital | Episode 08
“It's not what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just isn't so.”
― Brian Baum, Business Transition Group | Episode 07
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn.” - Ben Franklin
“Good morning sunshine. The only way to find out if it will work is simple. Do it.” - Simon Sinek
― Michael Schoedinger, President of Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service and Jill Hofmans, Executive Director of the Conway Center for Family Business | Episode 06
“It's not hard. It's just new."
― Rick Terrien, author of Ageless Startup | Episode 05
“Don't be scared of change."
― Chris Cynkar, Adjunct Prof. of Entrepreneurship, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon | Episode 04
“It's important for people to spend time working on their business as well as in their business."
― Shelley Taylor, ABARTA Family Council Chair | Episode 03
“There are going to be times it's going to get worse before it gets better."
“Learn how you learn.”
― Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of Thomas| Episode 01
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