August 28, 2019

3 Inspirational Quotes about Business and Innovation from Sergey Brin

Google doesn’t need an elaborate introduction. And co-founder Sergey Brin is one of the richest and most influential people in the world. 

With its outsized contribution to the world community, many people can’t imagine going through life on a daily basis without Google.

Let’s pick the brain of the man who made it possible and see what he has to say about business and innovation.

  1. ‘Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.’

If what you do doesn’t have a positive impact on those around you, your business probably won’t thrive in the long run.

There’s little room for selfishness in today’s business world. You need to provide a ton of value to those whom you encounter. Your success will be one of the many benefits out of this.

  1. ‘Once you go from 10 people to 100, you already don’t know who everyone is. So at that stage you might as well keep growing, to get the advantages of scale.’

It’s not uncommon for your business to outgrow you. That’s when you have to take care against losing control over the business.

There will come a time when you have to catch up. Your growth should be steady and carefully thought-out, It’s not something that you can put on autopilot.

  1. ‘We saw that a thousand results weren’t necessarily as useful as 10 good ones’

Salespeople need to pick their battles wisely. Or you risk putting too much energy into something that’s not worthy.

You can avoid that by identifying the things that will have the biggest impact on your growth. Focus on those over everything else.