10 Quotes from the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs

They’re the titans of our age; the men who rule the internet, computing and the digital age. They have found gold mines of commerce in areas that nobody could have predicted and their wealth would make a Rockefeller jealous. These Silicon Valley juggernauts have not been shy about sharing their perspective on the world and how they made their fortunes; here are 10 of their best quotes.


Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter

“Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect”.


Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors

“When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said; ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked”.


Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber

“The regulatory systems in place disincentive innovation. It’s intense to fight the red tape”.


Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough”.


Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb

“Entrepreneurs should stick to two things in any situation: living life based on courage and curiosity”.


Nick D’Aloisio, founder of Summly

“The App Store has democratised the creation of content. As a 12-year-old kid, I was able to put my application on the store. No one knows who’s behind the screen so you can’t tell I’m a 12-year-old”.


Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android

“Open is good. Competition is good. We built Android because there was no open operating system”.


Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest

“Don’t take too much advice”.


Luis von Ahn, CEO of Duolingo 

“Basically, I want to make all of humanity more efficient by exploiting the human cycles that get wasted”.


Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

“We’re running the company to serve more people”.

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