Category Archives: Opportunity

Top Business Speeches in Movies

Fast Tube by Casper

You’ll find a way….

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. 

If it’s not, you will find an excuse.”

The Future of Disruptive Technologies – Top 5 Trends for Cloud-Focused VC’s

Great article below on some top trends for Cloud-Focused VC’s. For those not in the tech community, all this means is the world is changing fast and disruptive technologies will continue to shape all of our futures. For these in the tech community, this is a solid article that details some specific sectors in SaaS and PaaS that have investors excited.

Ashton Kutcher – A Speech About Opportunity, Being Sexy, and Living Life

You don’t always think of Ashton Kutcher as a “motivator”, but this is a nice acceptance speech by a guy who hasn’t let the success get to his head. Few know that Ashton is also a heavy investor in the early stage tech scene, and the perfect actor to play Steve Jobs in his upcoming film. Enjoy.

Fast Tube by Casper

Why Top Performers Make Career Moves

Always interesting to discern the difference between top performers and average performers. In another great study (and article) by the HBR, we find how the reasons why top sales performers leave companies is different from why average or underperformers leave companies. To those “performers” out there, keep pressing forward.

Why Top Performers Leave

11 Quotes About Taking Action – DO IT NOW.

People who don’t take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year, people who do take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year” -Peter Drucker

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether” – Paul Lemberg

It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” — Roger von Oech

Bold action in the face of uncertainty is not only terrifying, but necessary in the pursuit of great work. ”
– Jonathan Fields

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” –Goethe

There’s only us, There’s only this, Forget regret, Or life is your to miss” – Mimi, Rent

“Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” -Stuart Wilde

“…before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World test everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. It’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’” -Paulo Coehlo

“Don’t worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test… Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap – but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.” -Guy Kawasaki

Motivational Quote – No Regrets

“…….that’s what makes death so hard – unsatisfied curiosity.”
–Beryl Markham (West With The Night)

Ambition and Positive Discontent

Ambition is an uncomfortable companion many times. He creates a discontent with present surroundings and achievements; he is never satisfied but always pressing forward to better things in the future. Restless, energetic, purposeful, it is ambition that makes of the creature a real man.
-Lyndon B Johnson

Motivational Image – Opportunity

Motivational Image – You Must Create It