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  1. Dharmesh Shah: “Brand is what people say about you after you’ve left the room.”
  2. Tony Hsieh: “Chase the vision, not the money.”
  3. Mark Pincus: “Not having a clear goal leads to death by a thousand compromises.’
  4.  William Lyon Phelps: “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.”
  5. Jason Fried: ‘The mindset on day 1 of a bootstrapped startup is: “Make Money”. The mindset on day 1 in a funded startup is “Spend money”‘
  6. Seth Godin: “Software that’s boring will never turn into a movement.”
  7.  Maria Robinson: “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
  8. “The ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to climb”
  9. Rob Walling: “The ineffective marketer asks you to buy too soon.”
  10. Max Levchin:” If you take ten steps, and each time you lose one-third of the users, you’ll have no users by the time you’re done with the fourth step.”
  11. Ray Ozzie: “In a startup, you’re on this mission together. Everyone has to feel that, and you have to hire people who are willing to believe in something they are trying to accomplish.”
  12. Bill Gross: “If companies don’t know that they can run out of money, they won’t be thinking of ways not to run out of money. “
  13. John Adair: “Teamwork is no accident. It is the by-product of good leadership.”
  14. Rework(The book): “You need a commitment strategy, not an exit strategy.”
  15. Peter Drucker: “Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation.”
  16. Seth Godin: “Plan on remarkable experiences, not remarkable ads.”
  17. Richard Branson: Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”
  18. Biz Stone :“Timing, perseverance and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”
  19. Ron Conway:“Any time is a good time to start a company.
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Thomas Oppong is the founder @Alltopstartups.