Published on May 17, 2015
Here is some extremely useful advice from successful people:
1. “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”
-Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
2. “No person knows how to deal with everything. But if you can find a team of people, or friends, or family — and there will be different people over time because different people like to focus on different problems or different scales of the problems — then that’s what’s really going to get you through, that’s what’s gotten me through and that’s what continues to get me through all the stuff that we have. Yeah, you don’t have to be superhuman, you have to just kind of keep on going and not do it alone and find people who share your passion for what is the important thing in the world.”
-Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc.
3. “Be the last one out. Do your homework. Choose your battles. Don’t whine and don’t be the one who complains about everything.”
-Barbara Walters, broadcast journalist
4. "Make certain the people around you have good values, good judgment, and are loyal. Allow them to impress you but be sure they're comfortable coming to you for feedback. Most important, hire people smarter than you!"
-Ivanka Trump, executive VP, Trump Organization
5. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”
-Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
6. “Yes, you need a job. But if you don’t do something outside yourself, something … that will make life a little better for other people, you’re not really a true professional… [Take your] talent and education and use it to make things better.”
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court Justice
7. “There is an immutable conflict at work in life and in business, a constant battle between peace and chaos. Neither can be mastered, but both can be influenced. How you go about that is the key to success.”
-Phil Knight, CEO of Nike Inc.
8. "We live in the anthropogenic age, where humans don’t adapt to life, but life adapts to human needs. The key for young architects is to acquire the tools and language to comprehend the human needs outside of the architectural bubble, and understand that they are here to accommodate - and not to be accommodated."
-Bjarke Ingels, Danish architect