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Ten Quotes to Run Your Business By

American Express OPEN Forum stage setSometimes all it takes is a short bit of wisdom … to give you confidence, to get you through the bad times, to inspire you to greater heights.

Earlier this month I attended the latest American Express OPEN Forum [1] in New York. All of the Forums have been excellent, but this one stands out.

Why? Because I walked away with so many small yet powerful bits of wisdom that I simply can’t stop thinking about.

Like the last Forum, this particular event was kicked off by Susan Sobbott, president of American Express OPEN. The moderator was financial columnist and author Jean Chatzky [2]. The featured entrepreneurs in this event were: famous chef Mario Batali [3], the three founders of the Blue Man Group [4] (Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton), and maternity fashion designer Liz Lange [5].

Let me share the top ten bits of wisdom that I picked up from this American Express OPEN Forum, based on my notes during the event. Here they are:

Some of the above quotes are paraphrased slightly. They are taken from my notes of the event.

Many thanks to American Express OPEN [6] whose advertising support of this site made it possible for me to attend.