Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fast Company's Lessons for 2013

From the magazine's December/January issue.

"Don't be afraid to take risks that other people are going to call you out on. It's better to elicit passion than a lukewarm response."

- Randi Zuckerberg, CEO, Zuckerberg Media

"No matter how good your business is today, some young entrepreneur is working hard to disrupt it. Next year, I'll spend more time soaking up inspiration anywhere I can find it."

- Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe

"You can't fool the public. Content has to be really good, if not exceptional."

- Thomas Tull, CEO, Legendary Entertainment

"I've stopped believing in coincidence. You can manifest all types of luck depending on your outlook and actions."

- Raina Kumra, CEO, Juggernaut

"Goals are important. But it's the "aha" moments, the highs and lows, and people coming together on the way to the goals that have taught me the most."

- Fiona Morrisson, former Brand and Advertising Director, JetBlue

"Innovation is often the result of random conversations - collisions - where ideas outside your industry are applied to your own."

- Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos

"More than 70% of our active users are outside the U.S., and over 60% of them are using Twitter on their mobile devices. We'll continue to work at reaching every person on the planet."

- Katie Stanton, VP of International Market Development, Twitter

"Great people are attracted to great visions. It's important to have a sense of what might be possible, but not to be dogmatic about the way something must be done."

- Sal Khan, Founder, Khan Academy

"Real social progress isn't achieved through plans or predictions. It's achieved by keeping our systems open to new ideas and opinions."

- Alex Bogusky, Partner, Fearless Cottage and Made Movement

"Focus your career around the thing you're good at and not necessarily the thing you're trying to get better at."

- David Tisch, Managing Partner, Box Group

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