Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

You can advertise. You can hire sales people. You can sponsor events. But your competitors are doing the same things. How does that help you stand out?

Instead of trying to out-spend, out-sell, or out-sponsor competitors, try to out-teach them. Teaching probably isn’t something your competitors are even thinking about. Most businesses focus on selling or servicing, but teaching never even occurs to them.

Tom Ehrenfeld

The packaging of big ideas can sometimes add as much value as the content itself.

John W. Gardner

Leaders teach. Teaching and leading are distinguishable occupations, but every great leader teaches–and every great teacher is leading.


You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.

Kahil Gibran

The teacher, if indeed wise, does not bid you to enter the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind.

William H. Rastetter

The first time you say something, it’s heard, the second time, it’s recognized, and the third time, it’s learned.

Harvey Penick

I don’t wish to sound pretentious in any way, but I’ve always tried to teach by using stories or parables. I figure if it’s good enough for the Bible, it’s good enough for Harvey Penick.