World Entrepreneurs’ Day: Inspirational quotes by leading global entrepreneurs

By Urvi Jacob|21st Aug 2020
On World Entrepreneurs’ Day, here are some motivational quotes by some of the world’s best known founders and entrepreneurs…
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August 21st marks World Entrepreneurs’ Day, a day dedicated solely to entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation across the globe. It is also a day to create awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership across the world.


On this special day, we can turn to the people who inspire and challenge us to aim for greater heights of achievement and creativity.  


World Entrepreneur Day


World Entrepreneurs’ Day also marks the day when we celebrate founders, managers, producers, designers, industrialists, innovators, administrators and all those who work behind the scenes to not only run but grow a successful business.

AIBA, the Alliance of International Business Associations usually invites people to organise events around the world to promote World Entrepreneurs' Day (WED) as it is a great opportunity to push philanthropic, social, and ethical business practices via conferences, awards and initiatives.


YSWeekender brings you inspiring quotes by leading business professionals and entrepreneurs this World Entrepreneurs' Day.


"I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary” – Elon Musk, Founder, Tesla


Elon Musk

Elon Musk, Founder of Tesla.




“My goal was never to just create a company. It was to build something that actually makes a really big change in the world” - Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook.


“Our society needs more heroes who are scientists, researchers, and engineers. We need to celebrate and reward the people who cure diseases, expand our understanding of humanity and work to improve peoples lives." - Mark Zuckerberg

“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate” - Jeff Bezos, Founder, Amazon.


“The common question that gets asked in business is, why? That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is why not?"- Jeff Bezos


“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.”


Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft.




“Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it ‘tap-dancing to work” - Bill Gates, Founder, Microsoft Corporation.

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”


“I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”- Steve Jobs, Founder, Apple.

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”
"You cannot get into business for the fashion of it”- Azim Premji, Founder and Former Chairman, Wipro


Azim Premji

Azim Premji, Founder of Wipro.




"Slowly, ideas lead to ideology, lead to policies that lead to actions" - Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder, Infosys.


"Today, you can build anything in India. If you’re an Indian entrepreneur, you get a meeting with any investor in the world.” - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder, Paytm.


 “The entrepreneur must go after solving big challenges of our time with a very high-quality understanding of their space” - Sachin Bansal, Founder, Flipkart


"If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow" - Dhirubhai Ambani, late Founder, Reliance


(Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons)


Edited by Asha Chowdary

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