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15 Inspirational Quotes from Leaders in Tech

by Sylva on November 23, 2017

Effective Leadership in the Digital Age perhaps brings even greater challenges than before, as CEOs and CIOs are left anticipating much quicker changes in how technologies influence business and our lives. While the success of these great people is often conveyed by their actions, incredible insight can be gained from their words. Here is a great list of inspirational quotes from some of the most successful CEOs and leaders of digital tech companies.

  • “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”- Bill Gates, Co-founder of Microsoft

  • "You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you." - Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo!

  • “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.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Co-founder of Facebook

  • "If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat." - Sandy Sandberg, CEO of Lean In.

  • “If you don't innovate fast, disrupt your industry, disrupt yourself, you'll be left behind.” - John Chambers, CEO of Cisco
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  • "We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren't that many things people use twice a day." - Larry Page, co-founder Google

  • “Customers should be number one, Employees number two, and then only your Shareholders come at number three.” -Jack Ma,  Founder, Alibaba

  • "Transparency within your organization is the difference between having a business that's simply running, and having one that's moving in one direction." - Michael Riedijk, CEO of PageFreezer

  • “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.” - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

  • “The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative. “ - Elon Musk, Founder of PayPal and Tesla

  • “Taking care of your employees is extremely important and very, very visible.” - Larry Ellison, Founder of Oracle

  • “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”  - Alan Kay, computer scientist

  • "Stay hungry, stay foolish"  - Steve Job, Founder of Apple
  • "Growth and comfort do not coexist." - Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

  • “Trust is a serious problem, we have to get to a new level of transparency – only through radical transparency will we get to radical new levels of trust.” - Marc R. Benioff, CEO of SalesForce

  • “Keep going forward because success will come” - Cassandra Sanford, CEO Kelly Mitchell Group

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