43 Spectacular Naveen Jain Quotes

Naveen Jain is the CEO of Intelius and the founder and former CEO of InfoSpace. He was one of the contributors to the dot com bubble, involved in a series of accounting lawsuits. With a series of successes in his life, here is a collection to some of the best Naveen Jain quotes ever recorded.

“All the conservation efforts in the world won’t be enough to make a dent in the oncoming sustainability crisis our planet faces.”

“Because I was poor I had one special advantage. When you are poor, and basic survival is your concern, you have no alternative but to be an entrepreneur.”

“Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration.”

“Call it the Tiger Mom effect: In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option.”

“Don’t wallow in brainstorming. Time spent fiddling with a business plan or filling up whiteboards with ideas is time that you could spend actually launching your business and seeing if the idea floats.”

“Each one of us has the power to be the change we want to see in the world, making the world a better place.”

“Early versions of Microsoft Word left a lot to be desired. However, to the company’s credit, it quickly learned where Word fell short, made the necessary changes, and repeatedly introduced new versions of the software.”

“Every day you spend becoming an expert in a field, you become more useless in that field.”

“Governments take too long to get things done and there are far too many varied interests at stake.”

“Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing.”

“Helping people boost themselves out of poverty is the best way to make a lasting positive difference in a person’s life.”

“I believe our legacy will be defined by the accomplishments and fearless nature by which our daughters and sons take on the global challenges we face.”

“I believe that incentivized prizing is the best solution to help unlock the answers to the some of the profound problems that plague our planet.”

“I believe we need a more opportunistic and democratic approach to lunar exploration, now that we’re shifting from U.S. government-sponsored space exploration to private expeditions.”

“I came to the United States in the early ’80s and was welcomed with open arms and given the opportunity to pursue my dreams. God has been very kind to us.”

“I understand human needs. I grew up where far too many people lived day to day without elemental needs like food and shelter.”

“If there is one thing I have learned on this incredible journey we call life, it is this: the sign of a truly successful individual is humility.”

“In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure – and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.”

“It’s really easy to create a $1 billion company – you just have to solve a $10 billion problem.”

“I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life, and my recent focus is on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address global challenges in healthcare and education.”

“Just as physical exercise is a well-known and well-accepted means to improve health for anyone, regardless of age or background, so can the brain be put ‘into shape’ for optimal learning.”

“Just think of the opportunities we can unlock by making education as addictive as a video game.”

“My father was a civil servant in northern India where I was born. As a boy I saw the dire effects of poverty and illiteracy, especially on women and children.”

“My own philanthropic efforts have always included an educational element, whether it’s expanding opportunities to educate a promising mind or extending the brain’s ability to learn.”

“My parents didn’t believe in luck. They believed in hard work and in preparing me to take advantage of opportunity. Like many parents, they taught me to be generous but never to depend on the generosity of others.”

“Neuroplasticity research showed that the brain changes its very structure with each different activity it performs, perfecting its circuits so it is better suited to the task at hand.”

“Once humans traded their hunter-gatherer existences for more settled communities, we began a quest to make our lives better and more comfortable, but we’ve also been sucking precious finite resources from our environment ever since.”

“Philanthropy is not about giving money but about solving problems. While well-meaning, the idea of writing a check and calling it ‘philanthropy’ is extremely short-sighted and, unfortunately, extremely pervasive.”

“Philanthropy without scale and sustainability is like any other bad business that will simply wither and die on the vine.”

“Sometimes a faint voice based on instinct resonates far more strongly than overpowering logic.”

“Stay focused on the mission.”

“Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.”

“Success is not about how much money we have in the bank, but it’s about how many peoples’ lives we have impacted through it. Success is experienced when we do things which are never done before.”

“Success is not how much money you have in a bank. Success is how many lives you have touched.”

“Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between listening to their inner voice and staying persistent in driving for success – because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that’s disguised as failure.”

“Teaching children about entrepreneurship is much like imparting any other skill or piece of knowledge.”

“The day you become humble is the day you become successful.”

“The real metric of success isn’t the size of your bank account. It’s the number of lives in whom you might be able to make a positive difference.”

“True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities.”

“We are now living in a fast paced technological era where every skill that we teach our children becomes obsolete in the 10 to 15 years due to exponentially growing technological advances.”

“We begin to change the world when we stimulate long-term prosperity using technology. There is not a problem that’s large enough that innovation and entrepreneurship can’t solve.”

“We owe it to our children to equip them with all the capabilities they’ll need to thrive in the limitless world beyond the classrooms.”

“When you experience a failure as a leader, don’t hide it – talk about it. Your missed opportunity will encourage others to take risks.”

Here is a special Ted Talk with Naveen Jain as he discusses the mindset of abundance and how it relates to the cutting edge entrepreneurship.

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