High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Stolen quotes from the Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit in San Francisco

This week over 400 entrepreneurs, investors and innovative thinkers are gathering in San Francisco for Endeavor’s Entrepreneur Summit. Here are some “stolen quotes” and Twitter postings from the first day of the event. Thanks to Oriana Torres for compiling them on her blog and continue following the summit on Twitter at #eSummitSF.

“Talented people can from strange places.” – Guibert Englebienne, cofounder Globant

“The dynamic of VC industry has changed in the last two years. Build trust with people has become key for entrepreneurs.”

“Winning entrepreneurs in high risk markets are the ones who go global from day one.” – Dan Senor

“The entrepreneur summit is the perfect therapy for people called crazy”

“Use someone else money to start up companies. When you get good at it use your own. Nothing bad in that.” – Scott McNealy

“If everyone thinks you’re doing the right thing – then everyone would be doing it. Have a controversial strategy.” -Scott McNealy

“Forget about privacy! Most of the startups here in the Valley are about invading your privacy.” – Scott McNealy

“Be controversial. But the thing about being controversial, is you better be correct!” – Scott McNealy

“Invitation for all VCs thinking about going global, please think about settling in & building an ecosystem – not all money is green.”

“The top 15 IT firms in the US have $250 billion in excess cash. That is almost 1% of the worlds GDP. Hope they use it wisely!”

”Four trends in technology: cloud computing, mobile, social platforms, massive adoption of IT products.” – Marc Benioff

“NOT concerned about web ownership by a few. Dominant players constantly shift.” – Marc Benioff

“My personal opinion: while facebook is eating the web, twitter is saving it.”

“Innovation is a baton being tossed between intemporal entrepreneurial paradigms.” – Marc Benioff

“USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Aus&Benelux make 95% of enterprise software. Benioff mentions not location rather than where you sell!”

“Marc Benioff says Salesforce could not get VCs interested in early days, despite performance and connections.”

“Building one successful company is more exciting than serial entrepreneurship. Must stay focused.” – Marc Benioff

”If you are an entrepreneur you have to overcommunicate” – Marc Benioff

“Most things [Marc Benioff] learned in b-school are not applicable today. On the job learnings are key.”

“Start ups by definition are the exceptions to the rule, if they are successful” – Matt Cohler

“The give back rule: Donate 1% of your profits, 1% of your equity and 1% of your time.” – Marc Benioff

“Education for kids is a good market opportunity”

“A decisão mais estratégica que um empreendedor toma na sua trajetória é a escolha da mulher com quem terá seus filhos.” – Scott McNealy

“Raise $ when you can, not when you need, do due diligence on investors, make your startup connected to community with global mindset”


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