1. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”  –Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP

2. “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”  –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

3. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”  –Nolan Bushnell, Entrepreneur

4. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”  Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple

5. “It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that.”  –Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist and Author

6. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”  –Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder and CEO

7. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”  –Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur

8. “Any time is a good time to start a company.”  –Ron Conway, Noted Start-Up Investor, SV Angel

9. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”  –Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO

10. “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”  –Wayne Gretzy, Hockey Star

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Richard Harroch is a Managing Director and Global Head of M&A at VantagePoint Capital Partners, a large venture capital fund in the San Francisco area. His focus is on investing in Internet and Digital Media companies.