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John Glenn

We are more fulfilled when we are involved in something bigger than ourselves. John Glenn

Edward Abbey

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” — Edward Abbey

Yiying Lu

Yiying Lu

Yiying Lu inspiring the crowd of Web Directions Summit 2018.

Paula Scher

“It’s through mistakes that you actually can grow. You have to get bad in order to get good.” —Paula Scher

Wes Dyer

Make it correct, make it clear, make it concise, make it fast. In that order. — Wes Dyer

Chuck Close

“Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.” – Chuck Close – Chuck Close

Barack Obama

If you’re worrying about yourself—if you’re thinking: ‘Am I succeeding? Am I in the right position? Am I being appreciated?’ – then you’re going to end up …

Ralph Charell

Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. – Ralph Charell

Ralph Charell

Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations ― Ralph Charell

David Bowie

I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture …

Steve Jobs

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do …


Dreams don’t work unless you do. – Unknown.

Steve Jobs

It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy. — Steve Jobs

Yo-Yo Ma

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. – Yo-Yo Ma

Skillsapien Virtual Pitch to Silicon Valley winners

Skillsapien Virtual Pitch to Silicon Valley winners

Liam of Next For Sale and Emma of My Bespoke Chair, winners of the Skillsapien Virtual Pitch to Silicon Valley, with Jono at StartNest in Crows Nest.

Julia Child

Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously busy in it. — Julia Child

Jim Hightower

Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else. No idea is too crazy. – Jim Hightower

Joe Richards

Joe Richards

Joe Richards of BitRocket showing off a Bitcoin ATM at Bitcoin Barcamp in Sydney.

Asher Tan

Asher Tan

Asher Tan, CEO of CoinJar at Bitcoin Barcamp

Jean-Luc Godard

It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to. — Jean-Luc Godard

Steven Grant

Every idea is a juxtaposition of existing concepts – Steven Grant


The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. – Einstein

Denis Waitley

Chase your passion, not your pension. – Denis Waitley

Steve Jobs

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. – Steve Jobs

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

Anthony J. D’Angelo

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Matthew Landauer

Matthew Landauer

Matthew Landauer from OpenAustralia Foundation and Election Leaflets at OpenAustralia Hackfest 2009

Susan Wu

Australian startups, you’ve really impressed me w/ your heart & courage. You’re focused on the hard work of building rather than glamour. – Susan Wu @sw

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield

Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. – Larry Winget

Sammy Davis, Jr.

What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent. – Sammy Davis, Jr.

The best revenge is massive success.

The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

Anthony Robbins

Passion is the genesis of genius. – Anthony Robbins

Charles M. Schwab

A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm. – Charles M. Schwab

Pip Jamieson

Pip Jamieson

Pip Jamieson of The Loop at Vivid 2010

Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce from MooresCloud Light and Holiday.

Stephen King

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King

Galileo Galilei

Passion is the genesis of genius. – Galileo Galilei

W.Clement Stone

What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve. – W.Clement Stone

Dylan Fogarty-MacDonald

Dylan Fogarty-MacDonald

Dylan Fogarty-MacDonald (Surftourist.com) at Web Directions South 2009

Henry Ford

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. – Henry Ford

Albert Einstein

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein

Rob Manson

Rob Manson

Rob Manson (buildAR)

Cameron Adams

Cameron Adams

Cameron Adams (@themaninblue http://visibletweets.com Canva)



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