20 Most Powerful Business Quotes by Top Business Leaders

I compiled this 20 business quotes by business leaders and great people across the globe.

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  • Great companies are built on great products. – Elon Musk

  • Moral of the quote

    Great products are the products that the users can’t do without even if there is a replacement for such a product.

    A great product is hard build but if you can invest your time in carrying out your research well nothing is impossible.


  • “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure
    perseverance.” -Steve Jobs

  • Moral of the Quote

    Every business or startups will always face a down time .

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    This is what we called test of time in which every business or start up will face in their building years.

    It’s now upto the entrepeneur to bear with those time and see it as just part of nature which will later become history.

    Remember the history of colonel Harlan sander who was turned down more than 90+ times before he eventually break the jinx and turn his business into one of the largest fast food outlet in the world.

    One of the Skills you should acquire as an owner of a business is “perseverance” because lack of it will eventually stops you from making it big.

  • “Entrepreneurship without skills limits your growth potential.” – Strive Masiyiwa

  • Moral of the quote

    The word “limits” is placed in italic in the above quote to lay emphasis on the disadvantage of being an entrepeneur without acquiring the necessary skills to take up the challenge.

    It is better not to become an entrepeneur when you have no skill because your experience doing so will be awful and not rewarding.

    This made me to remember this wise saying by pope :

    “A little learning is a dangerous thing;

    Drink deep or taste not the pierian spring :

    There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain

    And drinking largely sobers us again.”


  • I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. -Elon Musk

  • Moral of the Quote

    Great companies keeps producing great products because of their unrelentless effort in trying to get feedback from their users.

    Collecting feedback and integrating the needs of your users into your business system can go a long way in improving your business in the long run.


  • “Anything that does not fit with our hedgehog concept , we will not do. We will not launch unrelated businesses. We will not make unrelated acquisitions. We will not do unrelated joint ventures. If it doesn’t fit , we don’t do it. Period.” – Jim Collins

  • Moral of the Quote

    This quote was extracted from the book written by Jim collins titled “Good to great” in the book he explained how 11 companies emerged out of 1435 companies to climb the ladder from .Good to great.

    The quote above reflect the characteristic of those great companies because they never invest beyond normalcy by making unneccessary acquisition , they stick to their plan and make sure they follow what is there until it become a reality.

  • You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die. -Jack Ma

  • Moral of the Quote

    It is good to have a competitor but you should never allow them to wipe you out of the market.

    If you don’t want them to wipe you out of the market you have to Pose like a friend and act like a spy by this you will have to be carrying out regular comparison between your company and your competitor.

    Try to study where your competitor are getting it right and make sure you also improve your business system.

  • “If you double the number of experiments you do per year you’re going to double your
    inventiveness.” – Jeff Bezos

  • Moral of the Quote

    The only way to keep producing great products is to keep experimenting different ways you can add value to your present products.

  • Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration. – Andrew Carnegie

  • Honesty , Industrious and concentration can take you places in your entrepeneurial life. Practicing those three habits can makes you to become a successful entrepeneur.

    When you are honest you will drive in more good people into your life , when you are industrious you will achieve a lot both in the long run and short run , when you are concentrated you will not be easily distracted from achieving your goals.

  • “Success is a poor teacher. We learn the most about ourselves when we fail, so don’t be afraid of failing. Failing is part of the process of success. You cannot have success without failure.” – Rich Dad

  • If you fail in a venture don’t see it as the end of your entrepreneurial journey because failure is just a test of nature which has the ability to spur us to a greater height in life.

    Your success is measured by how you manage your failure. If you are truly a winner you must let failure inspire you and not to defeat you.

  • “Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always, America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward.” – Thomas Edison

  • Moral of the Quote

    Thomas Edison has proferred a lasting solution to “depressions in business” , when you are facing some kind of depression just try put in some form of courage to kick out the shit out of depression and you win.

  • The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –
    Steve Jobs

  • Moral of the Quote

    Your passion makes you to continue doing things even when you are feeling unrewarded because you are not doing such a work because of the monetary reward but because of your unending love for such a work. When you love what you do you will go a long way in doing a work and the work will never become boring to you.

  • “We will never give up , we will never capitulate. It might take a long time. But we will find a way to prevail.” – Jim collins

  • Moral of the Quote

    It takes about 15 years to build a brand meanwhile you should be very careful of leaving the game at the early hour. You must strive and work things out gradually until you succeed

    Never give up!

  • “Help your customer from cradle to grave.”- Lenora Payne

  • Moral of the Quote

    One of the secret you can use to drive in more customer and retaining the existing one is to make sure you are providing a full support to them on the use of your product and service.

    I bet , they will keep coming to you if you can keep supporting your users both and after the service

  • “You will get all you want in life, if you help
    enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

  • Moral of the Quote

    In this life , the best way to grow is to let other grow because nature works simultaneously.

    Try to help other people in their endeavour if you have the capability to do so and you will see that the result afterall will be amazing and rewarding.

  • “Work like there is someone working twenty-
    four hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban

  • Moral of the Quote

    This kind of quote is character building because when you think like this , it will be hard for your competitor to beat you out.

    Hardwork goes a long way in building a successful business empire.

  • “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You
    learn by doing, and by falling over.” – Richard Branson

  • Moral of the Quote

    In the business world you don’t need to learn everything before you start.

    Start with what you know and what you have by that you are ready to win the world.

  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

  • Moral of the Quote

    If you want to become the best in your niche just try to put in some bit of innovation into whatever you are doing. Innovation is what makes companies like Apple , Walmart and Mcdonald to stand out and become the best.

    Embrace innovation today to become the leader in your industry.

  • “If you don’t drive your business, you will be
    driven out of business.” – B. C. Forbes

  • Moral of the Quote

    There are some driving force behind any successful organization or business in life.

    Such forces are passion , money ,innovation and many other . If you are not driving your business with those forces there is probability that you will be eventually driven out of business.

  • “If you can push through that feeling of being
    scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing
    things can happen.” – Marissa Mayer

  • Moral of the Quote

    Fear is a prison and has the ability to stop us from doing great things in life.

    If we can conquer fear and cage it , then greatness will keep looking for us.

  • “Never give up on a dream because of the time it
    will take to achieve it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale.

  • Moral of the Quote

    Never fear about how long is going to take you to turn your dream into a reality.

    Whether you do the task or not, the time will pass away.

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