Tell me something you believe is true but that you have a hard time trying to convince others of.
Action precedes cognition.
Software is eating the world.
Strategy, capabilities, and the business environment co-evolve.
Name a problem that has no solution.
If the rate of change inside an organization is less than the rate outside, the end is in sight.
The smartest people in the world don’t work for you.
All our history is nothing but a long list of ‘great men’ who have in fact gone wrong by the standards taught us.
When facing exponential growth, the experts in almost every field always projected linearly.
We look for all the ingredients that contribute to making a great company. If not all of them are there, we decide whether we can provide the missing elements.
It is not so much about disruptive products, but more about new business models threatening incumbents.
How much of what you know about business is shaped by mistaken reactions to past mistakes?
All potential investments should be considered guilty until proven innocent.
Execution eats strategy for breakfast.
Disruptive technologies is a misnomer. What it is, is trivial technology that screws up your business model.
Whatever its reputation for success, the Valley was in fact built on failure - a willingness to accept and even reward ‘good’ failure.
Insist on yourself. Never imitate.
The Struggle is where your guts boil so much that you feel like you are going to spit blood... The Struggle is where greatness comes from.
Without the strength to endure the crisis, one will not see the opportunity within. It is in the process of endurance that opportunity reveals itself.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. What the world needs is people who have come alive.