There are so many hokey leadership quotes bandied about by people these days. Many of them are empty, rehashed quotes of Sun Tzu, picked up and perpetuated by people whose best days are behind them. At the risk of spouting rhetoric myself, George Bernard Shaw said "He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches".
I came across this set of quotes from an eminent group of tech CEOs put together by the BBC over 6 months ago. I missed it at that point but I thought it was well worth a read/watch. There are some really good snippets in there.
What does it take to be a successful internet entrepreneur? How do you build a global digital brand from scratch like Instagram, Kickstarter or Wikipedia? What better way to find out, we thought, than to ask the founders who built these companies. For a few months now we've been asking the bosses who cross our paths at BBC News to share the advice they wish they had known when they started out, as part of our ongoing series CEO Secrets. Our coverage of the recent Web Summit in Dublin, followed by some fortuitous chief executive visits to London, have allowed us to assemble an impressive line-up of tech talent. The hope is that the advice they choose to share will both betray something about their personalities, and the environments that fostered their businesses.