The model of sogo shosha: don’t waste resources, integrate everything.
Entrepreneurship is the growth vehicle for young people to work their way out of poverty.
I’m an unabashed capitalist.
I very quickly discovered that I didn’t know anything. I was being pushed into a corner. I realized I had nowhere to go. I had to make it.
It’s been a gift. It’s been an enormous gift.
Nike says it best, ‘Just Do It.’
At the heart of it, entrepreneurship is about determination, hope, optimisim, creativity. It comes from within; it is in the human spirit.
One of the best components is luck. For young people, it’s about raising the bar; raising expectations.
Everyone here has had a boss they couldn’t stand. If you want people to follow you, you have to inspire them.
Failure is a great teacher. You just have to make sure you don’t repeat it...Failure is a great teacher as it teaches you what you don’t want to face again.
If you buy muffins for $2 and sell them for $1.50, that’s a way to go broke quickly.
The success of creating something out of nothing is a euphoric feeling that is more powerful than any drug in the world.