We created a fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of our best leaders and innovators! See if you know who said each of these great quotes.
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“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”
~ Steve Jobs, CEO and Co-founder, Apple
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.”
~ Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~ Thomas Edison, inventor and businessman
“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
~ Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder, Facebook
“To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.”
~ Leo Burnett, Founder, Leo Burnett Worldwide
“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”
~ Oprah Winfrey, media mogul
“The balance of power is shifting toward consumers and away from companies … The right way to respond to this if you are a company is to put the vast majority of your energy, attention and dollars into building a great product or service and put a smaller amount into shouting about it, marketing it.”
~ Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon
“I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.”
~ Walt Disney, Entrepreneur and Co-founder of the Walt Disney Company
“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.”
~ Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx
“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.”
~ Sir Richard Branson, business magnate and Founder of Virgin Group
“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.”
~ Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
~ Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft Corporation
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