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Feb 132018
 
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“Need some inspiration and motivation?  Try these free resources.”

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“It is not too late to achieve your dreams.”

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“Your only limit is you.”

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“Make memories and enjoy life.”

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“Dream Big!!”

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“Fear is what keeps many people from achieving their dreams.” ~Dave Waters

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“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Your dream is out there waiting for you.  You just have to go out and get it.” ~Dave Waters

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“Do something today to make your dreams come true tomorrow.”

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Feb 022018
 
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Superintelligence: Science or Fiction? | Elon Musk & Other Great Minds

Superintelligence: a great discussion among some of the leading minds of artificial intelligence.  Artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning are being talked about all over.  See what some of the brightest minds have to say.  This is an hour long panel.

  • “I am telling you, the world’s first trillionaires are going to come from somebody who masters AI and all its derivatives,and applies it in ways we never thought of.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “Predicting the future isn’t magic, it’s artificial intelligence.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Google will fulfill its mission only when its search engine is AI-complete. You guys know what that means? That’s artificial intelligence.” ~Larry Page
  • “We can’t really predict what might happen next because superintelligent A.I. may not just think faster than humans, but in ways that are completely different. It may have motivations — feelings, even — that we cannot fathom. It could rapidly solve the problems of aging, of human conflict, of space travel. We might see a dawning utopia. Or we might see the end of the universe.” ~Rick Paulas
  • “Artificial intelligence is based on the assumption that the mind can be described as some kind of formal system manipulating symbols that stand for things in the world. Thus it doesn’t matter what the brain is made of, or what it uses for tokens in the great game of thinking. Using an equivalent set of tokens and rules, we can do thinking with a digital computer, just as we can play chess using cups, salt and pepper shakers, knives, forks, and spoons. Using the right software, one system (the mind) can be mapped onto the other (the computer).” ~George Johnson
  • “Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity.” ~Andrew Ng
  • “Artificial Intelligence, deep learning, machine learning — whatever you’re doing if you don’t understand it — learn it. Because otherwise you’re going to be a dinosaur within 3 years.” ~Mark Cuban
  • “Artificial intelligence will be part of the home just like the light bulb.”  ~SupplyChainToday.com
  • “Artificial intelligence will digitally disrupt all industries.  Don’t be left behind.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?” ~Steve Polyak
  • “The future is ours to shape. I feel we are in a race that we need to win. It’s a race between the growing power of the technology and the growing wisdom we need to manage it.” ~Max Tegmark

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Jan 282018
 
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Supply Chain Innovation: Ways to Improve the Supply Chain.

Here is a collection of blogs focused on supply chain innovation.  The best supply chain in the world can be improved.  If you aren’t improving and evolving you won’t last long.  “There’s a better way to do it – find it.” ~Thomas Edison.  Follow the link to the LinkedIn discussion on this topic.

Cognitive Supply Chain: Artificial Intelligence, Today and Tomorrow.

IBM and Maersk Demo Blockchain Cross-Border Supply Chain Solution.

Supply Chain Today Daily – daily updates from top supply chain resources.

Automating the Grocery Warehouse.

Look at technology holistically, not in silos: IoT, blockchain, machine learning, big data…

Need Blockchain Training? Try these resources.

Shipping Warehouse Automation Robots.

Blogs on self-driving cars, robots, and drones.

Billionaires – Artificial Intelligence (Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos).

How do machines learn?  Basics to machine learning.

Wide assortment of supply chain training arranged by topic: planning, procurement, supplier management, logistics… (LinkedIn Discussion).

HOW IT’S MADE: Tesla Supply Chain Gigafactory.

Future of the Digital Supply Chain.

Supplier Management and Development Training.

Elon Musk: How I Became The Real ‘Iron Man’

Supply Chain Terms, Quotes and Training.

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity…

Supply Chain Quotes by Top Leaders.

Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Blogs.

Digital Supply Chain Quotes.

Aggregate training resources.

Innovation Quotes:

  • “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” ~ Charles Darwin
  • “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~ Elon Musk, CEO Tesla, Spacex.
  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  • “I don’t feel that this concept of disruptive technology is the solution for everybody. But I think it’s very important for innovators to understand what we’ve learned about established companies’ motivation to target obvious profitable markets – and about their inability to find emerging ones. The evidence is just overwhelming.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  • “You can do so much in 10 minutes time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10-minute units and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity.” ~ Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder.
  • “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.” ~ Steve Jobs, co-founder Apple Inc. 
  • “The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” ~ Clayton Christensen

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“Innovation comes from saying no to 1,000 things.” ~Steve Jobs

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“Be a supply chain innovator. Research Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, deep learning, big data, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, artificial intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Do you remember when you were a kid, and Christmas Eve, it was so exciting, you weren’t sure what was going to be downstairs? Well, it’s going to be Christmas Eve for awhile.” ~Tim Cook, CEO Apple.

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“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~Steve Jobs

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“Listen to people new to the organization.  Their ideas may sound crazy but they bring fresh eyes.” ~Dave Waters

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“My definition of ‘innovative’ is providing value to the customer.” ~Mary Barra, GM CEO.

“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.” ~Sam Walton

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“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ~Elon Musk

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Jan 282018
 
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Look at technology holistically, not in silos: IoT, blockchain, machine learning, big data…

When new technology comes out it usually means a good payday for vendors and consultants.  Do your due diligence and be sure to get into the details of how the product works, and be sure it actually does work.   If anyone can remember back when ebusiness was a major buzzword near the year 2000 companies were selling all types of technology.  Unfortunately to be the first mover many companies put out their product before it truly worked as described.  Some companies decide to go the best in breed concept and others buy a product that has all the technology built in.  As you look into new technology look at it holistically and be sure the integration costs/issues won’t hinder the benefits as you go forward.

Quotes to keep you on the right track.

“Location is to real estate as integration is to technology.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Look at technology holistically, not in silos.” ~Dave Waters

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“Machine learning is the future of supply chain automation.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Look good in the short term but waste money in the long term by not doing true due diligence when dealing with blockchain, machine learning, IoT, big data and augmented reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“Be aware of vaporware with blockchain, IoT, big data and machine learning. Companies will try to rush their product to be the first mover.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Just because someone knows more than you about blockchain, big data or machine learning it doesn’t make them an expert. Do your due diligence.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“When dealing with consultants do your due diligence.  To get business many promise big results but deliver little.” ~Dave Waters

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“IoT, big data, machine learning and blockchain will help strive towards an autonomous supply chain.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Machine learning, IoT, blockchain, and big data, by themselves these technologies are good.  But to truly change the game create a strategy to integrate everything.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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“Doing the digital supply chain correctly means integrating the parts: Artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, big data…” ~Dave Waters

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“Blockchain adds capabilities to supply chain that weren’t economically feasible in the past.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

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Jan 282018
 
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Cognitive Supply Chain: Artificial Intelligence, Today and Tomorrow

The future is the cognitive supply chain.  Some people prefer to call it the autonomous supply chain.  Whatever you want to call it, the cognitive supply chain is definitely a game changer.  Integration of the following technologies will revolutionize supply chain: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented Reality.

Resources for the Cognitive Supply Chain.

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“I could either watch it happen or be part of it.” ~Elon Musk

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“The first to fully integrate the following technologies will create a near autonomous supply chain: IoT, Big Data, blockchain, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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“The following technologies provide supply chain capabilities that were not possible in the past: IoT, big data, blockchain, machine learning, deep learning and augmented reality.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

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Jan 282018
 
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How do machines learn – Supply Chain Today

Very popular video explaining in simple terms how machines learn.  If you aren’t sure what is machine learning watch this video.  Machine learning is a game changer for business.  After watching this 9 minute video you will have a fairly good understand of how machines learn.  “Robots took the jobs of factory workers.  Artificial Intelligence will take the jobs of office workers.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Resources.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Quotes.

  • “Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” ~Ray Kurzweil
  • The field of Artificial Intelligence is set to conquer most of the human disciplines; from art and literature to commerce and sociology; from computational biology and decision analysis to games and puzzles.” ~Anand Krish 
  • “Artificial Intelligence will be rampant in the digital supply chain” ~Dave Waters
  • “Just as electricity transformed almost everything 100 years ago, today I actually have a hard time thinking of an industry that I don’t think AI (Artificial Intelligence) will transform in the next several years.” ~Andrew Ng
  • “One of our big goals in search is to make search that really understands exactly what you want, understands everything in the world. As computer scientists, we call that artificial intelligence.” ~Larry Page
  • “Self-driving vehicles, automatically choosing the most efficient route… Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters
  • “Artificial intelligence is based on the assumption that the mind can be described as some kind of formal system manipulating symbols that stand for things in the world. Thus it doesn’t matter what the brain is made of, or what it uses for tokens in the great game of thinking. Using an equivalent set of tokens and rules, we can do thinking with a digital computer, just as we can play chess using cups, salt and pepper shakers, knives, forks, and spoons. Using the right software, one system (the mind) can be mapped onto the other (the computer).” ~George Johnson
  • “We are entering a new world. The technologies of machine learning, speech recognition, and natural language understanding are reaching a nexus of capability. The end result is that we’ll soon have artificially intelligent assistants to help us in every aspect of our lives.” ~Amy Stapleton
  • “The ultimate search engine would understand everything in the world. It would understand everything that you asked it and give you back the exact right thing instantly. You could ask ‘what should I ask Larry?’ and it would tell you.” ~Larry Page
  • “The digital supply chain includes Big Data, IoT, machine learning, blockchain, augmented reality, drones, and deep learning.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Machine learning will automate jobs that most people thought could only be done by people.” ~Dave Waters

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Jan 272018
 
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Shipping Warehouse Automation Robots

These shipping warehouse automation robots are fun to watch.  Amazing how many things are going on at once.  Robots and   artificial intelligence will continue to increase automation throughout business.

Supply Chain Automation Blogs.

Supply Chain and Warehouse Automation Quotes.

  • “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedure.” ~Tom Peters
  • “Deep learning will completely transform white-collar automation.” ~Dave Waters.
  • “Be a supply chain innovator.  Research Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, deep learning, big data, blockchain, drones, augmented reality, artificial intelligence…” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs.
  • Any employee driving a machine to move pallets could be replaced with a self-driving machines.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com.
  • “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard.
  • “Supply Chain automation using emerging technologies such as IoT and artificial intelligence will drive efficiency like we have never seen before.” ~Dave Waters.
  • “Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.” ~ W. Edwards Deming.
  • “Truck and bus drivers; Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers; self-driving vehicles take those jobs.” ~SupplyChainToday.com.

“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.” ~Sam Walton

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“Machine learning will automate jobs that most people thought could only be done by people.” ~Dave Waters

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“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” ~Bill Gates.

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“Deep Learning will revolutionize supply chain automation.” ~Dave Waters

Jan 272018
 
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Role of Transportation in Logistics

The Role of Transportation in Logistics and Business

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  • “Because of my wartime experience, I am insistent on the point that logistics know-how must be maintained, that logistic is second to nothing in importance in warfare, that logistic training must be widespread and thorough.”  ~ADM Robert B. Carney, USN.
  • “Leaders win through logistics. Vision, sure. Strategy, yes. But when you go to war, you need to have both toilet paper and bullets at the right place at the right time. In other words, you must win through superior logistics.”  ~Tom Peters
  • “You won’t find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns, and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.”  ~General Dwight. D. Eisenhower.

“Logistics isn’t that important.  Unless you are Walmart, Amazon, Alibaba, the military…:-)” ~SupplyChainToday.com

“Self-driving vehicles, automatically choosing the most efficient route…  Artificial intelligence will dramatically improve logistics.” ~Dave Waters

Jan 242018
 
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Autonomous Vehicles Quotes

Autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation.  Self-driving cars will be the norm in the not so distant future.  Imagine getting an Uber without a driver.  That day is coming soon.

“Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we thing we should do.” ~Elon Musk

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“The vehicles will be self-driving.  So you have your own person space where you can sit back and relax.”  ~John Krafcik, CEO WAYMO.

Autonomous Vehicles Quotes

“Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work.  People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better.” ~Marc Andreesen

Autonomous Vehicles Quotes

“The key with autonomous is the whole ecosystem.  One of the keys to having a truly fully autonomous is vehicles talking to each other.” ~Mary Barra, GM CEO. 

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“The Tesla electric semi could change the trucking industry the same way the iPhone changed the cell phone industry.” ~Dave Waters

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“My definition of ‘innovative’ is providing value to the customer.” ~Mary Barra, GM CEO. 

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“We believe the Tesla semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo, while increasing safety…” ~Elon Musk

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Jan 192018
 
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Billionaire Entrepreneur Advice – Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Jack Ma, Steve Jobs and more!

Get great entrepreneur advice from top business minds: Jeff Bezes (Amazon CEO), Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity), Jack Ma (Alibaba CEO), Steve Jobs (Co-founder Apple).

Entrepreneur Advice Resources:

Entrepreneur Advice Quotes:

  • “Pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”  ~Elon Musk.
  • “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.
  • “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” -Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur and “Shark Tank” Judge
  • “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.” ~ Jack Ma
  • “One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” ~ Jeff Bezos
  • “It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “If you’re trying to create a company. It’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredient in the right proportion.” ~Elon Musk.
  •  “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, Entertainer and Entrepreneur
  • “Strategy is figuring out what not to do.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “If you had asked people what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.” -Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company
  • “What’s dangerous is not to evolve.” – Jeff Bezos
  • “Screw it, let’s do it.” -Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
  • “I’m a normal guy.” ~ Jack Ma
  • “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “If you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.” -Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook
  • “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.” ~Elon Musk.
  • “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.” ~ Jeff Bezos, built the Amazon Supply Chain.
  • “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” ~ Jack Ma

“If you are an entrepreneur get involved with artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning.  The market is exploding.” ~Dave Waters

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“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” ~Steve Jobs.

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“You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can.  Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it.  Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” ~Elon Musk.

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“There is always something to learn.” ~SupplyChainToday.com

Entrepreneur advice

“Artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning – whatever you’re doing if you don’t understand it – learn it.  Because otherwise you’re going to be a dinosaur within 2 years.” ~Mark Cuban

Entrepreneur advice

“All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s.” ~Jeff Bezos

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“I really believe that one should lead from the front lines and that’s why I’m here.” ~Elon Musk.

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