July 20, 2008

[Easier Said than Practiced] Quotes about Execution

“The follow-through ... is a thousand times more important than a ‘great idea’... if execution is perfect, it sometimes barely matters what the idea is.”
—Felix Dennis, Magazine Publisher

“Ideas on their own are just not that important. It’s incredibly rare that someone comes up with an idea so unique, so protectable that the success story writes itself. Most ideas are nothing without execution.”
—David Heinemeier, Creator of Ruby on Rails web development framework and Partner at 37signals

“There’s bound to be problems with anything that produces hype before real implementation.”
—Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon