Oftentimes, daily challenges can get us down—especially in the competitive IT industry. Sometimes, you need more than just a helpful word from a colleague. Sometimes you need words of encouragement from the IT leaders who have made it. Here are 10 of them!
“Diamonds can be found anywhere.”
The former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine who later shifted careers to found his own company, 3D Robotics, a company that manufactures drones.
“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
The Godfather Of Facebook who started out punching out the code for his future social networking giant in his dorm room.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
The man that resurrected Apple with a music player
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”
“I always did something that I was a little not ready to do. I think that, that is how you grow. When there’s a moment of ‘Wow, I’m not so sure that I can do this, and you push through those moments, it’s then that you have a breakthrough. Sometimes that’s a sign that something really great is about to happen. You’re about to grow and learn a lot more about yourself.”
Helmed the development of Google’s minimalist search interfacein the search engine’s earlier years before becoming the CEO of Yahoo! In 2012
“Life is fragile. We’re not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got.”
Apple’s current head honcho
“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.”
Google’s co-founder who continues to drive the company forward with, in his own words, “the soul and passion of a startup.
“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that… you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve.”
Visionary extraordinaire who co-founded Paypal, founded NASA-funded SpaceX, and electric car company, Tesla.
“Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote… Whatever it is that you’re afraid of, go after it.”
The genius behind the often-maligned but undeniably attractive mobility service, Uber.
“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.”
Since founding DropBox in 2007, Houston’s file-sharing service now hosts over 300 million cloud-hungry users.
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