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

2016 Global Entrepreneurship summit: Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneurs panel

Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg speak with a panel of entrepreneurs at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit of 2016.

The presence of the president of the USA shows the importance given to entrepreneurship today. Entrepreneurial skills, mindset and outcomes are the key to navigating the current rapidly changing landscape that we talked about with Jay Samit few weeks ago and creating the future for communities and countries. (replay the webinar with Jay here)

We thought it was important for us to share with you this insightful event. We also provide below some quotes from Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg in case you don’t have the time to watch it all.

Quotes:

“The world has shrunk, it is interconnected, all of you represent that interconnection. Many of you are catalysing it and accelerating it. It promises to bring extraordinary benefits but also has challenges” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurs launch products, companies and entire industries that transform the world: That’s the power of entrepreneurship” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurship remains the engine of growth, that ability to turn an idea in a reality…that creates good paying jobs, it puts rising economy on the path of prosperity” Barack Obama

“The Silicon Valley…this is a place that celebrates our ability as human beings to discover, learn and build, to questions, to reimagine, to create new ways to connect and work with each other” Barack Obama

“(Entrepreneurship) It can create a culture where creativity and innovation are valued where we don’t only look at how things have always been but rather say: how could things be, why not, let’s make something new” Barack Obama

“The spirit speaks to something deep inside all of us. No matter who we are and where we come from” Barack Obama

“We live in a world where more than half the world is under the age of 30” Barack Obama

“Our job (Governments) is to put the tools and resources into the hands of those who are changing the world” Barack Obama

“We are also announcing the Young Trans-atlantic innovation leaders initiative which will bring 200 of Europe’s innovators to the United States of develop their skills” Barack Obama

“We have organization like Endeavor, which supports entrepreneurs, starting a 100 Millions fund to invest in companies across latin America, Middle-East and South-East Asia” Barack Obama

“Because ultimately the world needs your creativity and your energy and your ambition. You are going to be what helps this process of global integration work in a way that is good for everyone and not just some” Barack Obama

“You are the bridge, you are the glue. In particular the young people…who can help lead towards a more peaceful and prosperous future” Barack Obama

“We believe you (entrepreneurs) have the talent and skills and the ambitions not just to pursue your dreams but to realize them. That you can lift up not only your own families but communities and countries and create opportunities, prosperity and hope for decades to come” Barack Obama

“Entrepreneurship is about creating change, not just companies” Mark Zuckerberg

“The entrepreneurs that build things that lasts a long time, keep going, because they care fundamentally about the change they try to create in the world and they are not in it, just to build a company” Mark Zuckerberg

” If you do something good, if you help people out then eventually a portion of that good will come back to you and you might not know upfront what that’s going to be” Mark Zuckerberg

“It’s starts with a passion” Barack Obama

“We encourage governments to also listen to entrepreneurs” Barack Obama