Julie Zhuo

Teams that fall in love with a problem have more successful outcomes than teams that fall in love with particular solutions. This is because knowing that a problem is worth solving continues to be motivating even when a team doesn’t come across the right solution on the first, second, or Nth try.


Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Igor Stravinsky

You cannot create against a yielding medium. Let me have something finite, definite. My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint, diminishes strength.

Pearl S. Buck

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.

Richard Pascale

The seductive pull of equilibrium poses a constant danger to successful established companies.

…While equilibrium endangers living systems, it often wears the disguise of an attribute. Equilibrium is concealed inside strong values or a coherent, close-knit social system, or within a company’s well-synchronized operating system (often referred to as “organizational fit”). Vision, values, and organizational fit are double-edged swords.

Robert Service

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.

Admiral Halsey

There aren’t any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.

Henry Ford

One of the great discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. Most of the bars we beat against are in ourselves — we put them there, and we can take them down.

Samuel Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Men are not prisoners of fate, only prisoners of their own minds.

Belasco & Stayer

People rise to the challenge when it is their challenge.