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What visionaries like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs have to say about success

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From Amazon to Apple to Tesla to Facebook, most of today’s more innovative tech companies were created by visionary entrepreneurs who successfully challenged the status quo.

Naturally, many of these entrepreneurs have become tech rockstars of sorts, with Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk being a few of the more notable examples.

That being the case, BusinessInsider recently compiled 22 inspirational quotes about success from some of today’s more notable entrepreneurs, including the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and many more.

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A few illustrative examples include:

Steve Jobs – Apple

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

Jeff Bezos – Amazon

“If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.”

Jack Dorsey – Twitter, Square

“Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.”

Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

If you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration from people who have already been there and done that, BusinessInsider’s full compilation is worth checking out.

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.