These short quotes may seem a great source of fun at first, but there seems to be a well of entrepreneurial wisdom lurking behind them.

Take this one, for example:

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. — Steve Martin

Funny, yes. But how often do we actually state the obvious without really noticing it. In the entrepreneurial world the quote seems to illustrate the idea that there may be a gap between what we think our customers know and what they actually know. In other words, we should avoid underestimating those around us.

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. — Jim Carrey

Are you arrogant? It certainly may not seem this way to you, but what about your colleagues? Employees? Family? Success often takes its toll in the irritating habit if thinking you know everything, thus preventing you from opening yourself to new knowledge. Be open to feedback, new ideas and even criticism.

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. — Margaret Mead

Priding ourselves on being the best, the only and the greatest is surely uplifting, but also meaningless if we don’t back it up. Today’s competition is not only tough with companies striving to be not simply the best, but one of a kind. 

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