JCK 5: Motivating Words From Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and More



Get inspired by these words of ­wisdom from captains of industry, past and present.

1. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.”
—Thomas J. Watson, legendary early-20th-century business tycoon

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

3. “If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.”
—Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

4. “Above all, you want to create something you are proud of.… If [money] is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.”
—Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

5. “Patience; this is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves.”
—J. Paul Getty, oil magnate/American industrialist