# If you have an idea that you can’t get out of your head, do a startup. Otherwise join a startup.- Fred Wilson

# Companies that fail to listen and act on feedback tend to scale without validating the size and interest of the market.

# Experiment, Fail, Learn, Repeat.

# The line between failure and success is so fine, that we are often on the line and do not know it. – Elbert Hubbard

# Behind every major success story, there is usually a major effort. It’s not enough to be just smart and passionate. Dharmesh Shah

#”The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time.” ~Joe Girard

# Laws are like product features, easy to add, but really hard to remove.

#You don’t just want customers, you want crazy loyal fans.

# Connections Count: Build Your Network

# You want the quality of Apple, the trustworthiness of  Zappos, and the likeability of Richard Branson, enchant your customers.-GuyKawasaki

# THE road to success is not only long and winding, but it can also be rather rocky.

# See things in the present, even if they are in the future. – Larry Ellison

# You’re only human, nobody has all the skills required to make a business work. Hire smart!

# It is important for young entrepreneurs to be adequately self-aware to know what they do not know.– Mark Zuckerberg

# Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint.

#Just build something that you’d want to use today, not something you think people could use somehow.- Paul Graham

# You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills. Jim Rohn

# Hire character. Train skill. Peter Schultz

# Excellence is not an act, BUT a habit.

# For the most ambitious young people, the corporate ladder is obsolete. – Paul Graham

# Fail often so you can succeed sooner. – Tom Kelley

#The strongest thing you can cultivate as an entrepreneur is to not rely on luck but cultivating an ability to recognize fortunate situations when they are occurring.- Jack Dorsey

# It’s okay to doubt yourself, it’s okay to feel down; just never give up. – Aaron Patzer

# “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell

# You have got to be willing to be poor as an entrepreneur. – Sean Parker

# You don’t need a business plan. You don’t need to have an MBA. All you need is a great idea. Anything is possible and you can accomplish it. – Ron Conway

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Thomas Oppong is the founder @Alltopstartups.