Jason Fried

Jason Fried quotes on skills

Founder & CEO at Basecamp. Non-serial entrepreneur. Co-author of Getting Real, REWORK, Remote, and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.

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Top skill for entrepreneurs: Being great at ignoring what everyone else is doing.

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It doesn’t take talent to do something new. It most certainly doesn’t take experience to do something new. It takes courage to do something new.

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Knowing when to quit is a skill that’ll likely serve you better over the long term than the ability to persevere.

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Even if you’re not in sales, you’re in sales. You have to sell your ideas, your point of view, your suggestions, your value, your…

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It’s not about knowing your limits. It’s about knowing your interests. Being very clear with yourself about what you *don’t* want. I often put more energy into preventing things I don’t want to happen from happening, than I do encouraging things I want to happen to happen.

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When your in a high pressure situation, the top thing to remember is: Be kind. Kindness is often the first thing to go, but it's critical.

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