We’ve collected the best Launching Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Sara Blakely, Charlie Pierce, Ralph Macchio, Naveen Jain, Simon Mainwaring. Use them as an inspiration.
Don’t wallow in brainstorming. Time spent fiddling with a business plan or filling up whiteboards with ideas is time that you could spend actually launching your business and seeing if the idea floats. Launching gives you real, solid feedback, instead of the imaginary ‘what if‘ scenarios dreamed up in a conference room.
The Erdogan government‘s first major step outside of the U.S. alliance was during the Bush Administration, when it wouldn’t let Washington use Turkey as a launching ground for U.S. troops entering Iraq in 2003.
Our employees and competitors thought we were docile. We want to be defiantly disruptive. I don’t mean necessarily by launching price wars but by being the best at the basics – having the best customer service, the best on-time performance, the best coffee – in a thoughtful, not a testosterone-laced, way.
Launching a successful product or startup has little to do with luck. Any business that gains traction on the market is the result of very careful strategizing and market analysis, not to mention the development of an original product or service.
Along the way, I learned the key to launching a company. It’s all about storytelling.
In my dreams, whatever I am doing, I look down to see if I have prosthetics. It sets my time frame in my dream, I think. I’d have these dreams that I am running and launching myself, and I look down and see that I have prosthetics. I have a lot of those, where I do great, amazing things with my prosthetics.
Whenever I have launched a new talent, I have taken complete responsibility, like I am launching my own kid.
If you aren’t committed to diversity of thought, you have no business launching a startup.
The Smiths was an incredibly personal thing to me. It was like launching your own diary to music.
The hardest thing was launching ‘OK!’ magazine; the easiest thing was Channel 5. ‘The Express‘ was my defining moment because our turnover was less than £100m with 150 employees.
Products can introduce more complexity over time, but as far as launching and introducing a new product into the market, it’s a marketing problem. You have to explain everything you do, and people have to understand it, within seconds.
The truth is that the celebrities that transitioned into being business moguls or launching a brand have to be very smart, or at least be advised by very smart people.
Have you noticed the people most likely to be up in arms about governments apparently spying on us tend to be the most non-private people you know? The people launching petitions and wailing about Big Brother and data collection are most likely to be the most constant self-presenters.
One reason why entrepreneurs are admired is that they often take on a degree of risk in launching a new business.
Geeks are a critical driver of America’s innovation ecosystem, from the entrepreneurs launching startups in Silicon Valley to the scientists experimenting in university research labs to the whiz kids building gadgets in their parents‘ garages.
Amplifying body-image issues, profiting from anxiety, and employing virtual slaves in sweatshops are bad enough, but the fashion industry is also actively hastening the destruction of the very Earth we walk on. It insists on launching fresh collections each season, declaring yesterday‘s range obsolete on a whim.
We don’t want the Taliban to put down roots, or the al Qaeda to put down roots in Afghanistan that can facilitate Afghanistan becoming – once again – a launching pad for international terrorism.
There were giant scale barriers to becoming a nuclear power, whereas launching a cyberattack requires only some coding capability, a laptop and an Internet connection.
I jumped between two seven-story buildings in Los Angeles, launching from one rooftop to the other with ramps.
I was at the University of Miami, and I still had, like, a semester or so left. And through the film school, I found out that Al Gore was launching a new TV network; they were looking for passionate young storytellers to transform television, which was, like, ambiguous but magnificent-sounding.
I have no regrets about launching Salon. For the life of me, I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Anyone graduating from medical school in 1966 had first to fulfill military service before launching a career. Fiercely opposed to the Vietnam War, I sought to avoid it through an assignment to the Public Health Service.
What I think happens, and that you have to acknowledge though, is that a director uses a book as a launching pad for his own work and that’s always very flattering.
I feel privileged and honored to have flown. It’s been a tremendous ride, looking back on the legacy and accomplishments, like the Hubble telescope and the launching of the International Space Station in 1998.
It’s incredible that Apple is launching a streaming service with an ode to broadcast TV.
One of the things that I’ve always loved to do is brainstorm ideas with friends and get together and talk about what they’re building… Essentially, my day-to-day is just going around and meeting entrepreneurs and talking to them about what they plan on launching.
When you’re building a business, you want to focus and deliver excellence at what you do. This simply cannot be done when you are launching multiple ventures, dozens of new products, and selling everywhere and anywhere at the same time.
The bigger shift in space exploration won’t be commercial crew – that will be a validation of something we already knew was going to be the case. It will be when you have a fully private company launching everyday citizens. When people know people in their communities who have been to space on a daily basis.
‘Switched at Birth‘ has an amazing cast, including an Oscar winner and two Emmy nominees. The writing is very innovative, and the show’s producers have redefined U.S. TV by launching a mainstream show which includes multiple deaf cast members whose characters communicate only in ASL (American Sign Language).
Startups, by their nature, are entrepreneurial – testing new things, launching new products, and disrupting themselves. That’s why you join a startup in the first place – to create, to stretch beyond your current capabilities, and to make an outsized impact.
We are launching a campaign called Wind, Not War, which is about the alternatives to a fossil-fuels-based economy and looking at wind, an alternative energy, as key to that in terms of issues of global climate change as well as issues of democracy.
Libya is a failed state and becoming a launching pad for external operations, as is Sinai in Egypt.
The mistake that makes launching a venture expensive is when you try to make a disruptive technology so good that it can compete on a quality basis with an established product.
We are very excited about launching Ola in Australia and see immense potential for the ride-sharing ecosystem in a country which embraces new technology and innovation.
Launching and seeding awareness of a new tagline is a major financial undertaking. You’d have to be very sure that you needed to do that.
Launching a start-up, you need to get a lot done quickly. Every day is different. Everyone pitches in with everything. It’s easy for the founding team to say, ‘We’re flexible. We all help out with everything!’ But when it comes to making decisions – that flexibility can spell inefficiency and disaster.
Use your development time to brief analysts and industry press. Use these influencers as your eyes and ears to let you know what else is being developed by competitors so that you can be the first to market, and don’t make the mistake of launching an also-ran product.
It is a sign of my mother‘s determination, confidence, and creativity that more than 50 years after launching the renowned Ebony Fashion Fair show, her timeless sense of style endures as a guidepost for today‘s fashion-loving women.