Jay Samit best quotes – Top 25

We recently discussed the era of endless innovation with Jay Samit. (watch the replay here) Jay is an amazing individual and one of the world leading expert on innovation and disruption. He recently released very good book called “Disrupt you” that we suggest you read during this summer: It is entertaining, very insightful and inspiring which makes it a perfect beach read as well! (Get it here if you are interested: Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation).

This post is to share with you some of his most impactful quotes. We have selected 25 quotes from Jay that he mentioned in his book and during the event we had with him few weeks ago.

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Source: Jaysamit.com (Bill Gates on the left, Jay Samit on the right)

 

Top 25 quotes from Jay Samit:

“Every threat to the status quo is an opportunity in disguise” Jay Samit

“Live your life for a few years like nobody does, so you can live the rest of it like nobody can’t” Jay Samit

“The best big idea is going to be only as good as it’s implementation” Jay Samit

“History doesn’t remember those who maintained the status quo” Jay Samit

“Security doesn’t rob ambition, the illusion of security robs ambition” Jay Samit

“Great ideas attract great minds” Jay Samit

“Self-disruption is akin to undergoing major surgery, but you are the one holding the scalpel” Jay Samit

“A negative mind will never find success. I have never heard a positive idea come from a person in a negative state” Jay Samit

“Live a few years of your life in a way most people won’t so that you can spend the rest of your life living at a level most probably can’t” Jay Samit

“Be the best at what you do or the only one doing it” Jay Samit

“The business world is littered with the fossils of companies that failed to evolve. Disrupt or be disrupted. There is no middle ground” Jay Samit

“Insight and drive are all the skills you need. Everything else can be hired” Jay Samit

“The harder I work, the luckier I get” Jay Samit

“You’ll never know how close you were to victory if you give up” Jay Samit

“You get what you believe you deserve” Jay Samit

“Lifelong learning is no longer a luxury but a necessity for employment” Jay Samit

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but not one thinks of changing themselves” Jay Samit

“They are riches to be found simply by capturing the value released through others disruptive breakthroughs” Jay Samit

“You will have more regrets about the things you didn’t try than the ones you tried and didn’t succeed at” Jay Samit

“Unless we teach people how to create new opportunities, how to benefit from the sharing economy, from sustainability we are doomed for having a stable lifestyle we enjoy today” Jay Samit

“A year ago was the best time to start your business, now is your second best time” Jay Samit

“If you are not creating value, your job will be eliminated” Jay Samit

“The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose” Jay Samit

“The key to changing a company is you have to change the culture that is afraid of making mistakes” Jay Samit

“Disruption is about changing something that cannot be changed back” Jay Samit