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Scott Belsky
(18 Apr 1980 - )

entrepreneur and author who developed the portfolio-showcase site Behance, which he subsequently sold to Adobe.

Science Quotes by Scott Belsky (8 quotes)

A surplus of ideas is as dangerous as a drought. The tendency to jump from idea to idea spreads your energy horizontally rather than vertically. As a result you'll struggle to make progress.
— Scott Belsky
In 'The Action Method', Making Ideas Happen (2012).
Science quotes on:  |  Dangerous (105)  |  Drought (13)  |  Energy (346)  |  Idea (845)  |  Jump (29)  |  Progress (468)  |  Result (678)  |  Spread (83)  |  Struggle (106)  |  Surplus (2)  |  Tendency (99)

Creativity is a double-edged sword. The more ideas we have, the less likely we are to stay loyal to one. So the creative mind ends up jumping from idea to idea, and none of them happen.
— Scott Belsky
In 'Author Q&A: Art in Action', Newsweek (7 Jun 2010), 10.
Science quotes on:  |  Creative (138)  |  Creativity (76)  |  Double-Edged (2)  |  End (590)  |  Happen (275)  |  Idea (845)  |  Jump (29)  |  Loyal (5)  |  Mind (1339)  |  More (2559)  |  Sword (15)

Entrepreneurs must devote a portion of their minds to constantly processing uncertainty. So you sacrifice a degree of being present.
— Scott Belsky
Replying to question, “What have you sacrificed for success.” In Issie Lapowsky, 'Scott Belsky', Inc. (Nov 2013), 140. Biography in Context,
Science quotes on:  |  Being (1278)  |  Degree (275)  |  Devote (35)  |  Entrepreneur (5)  |  Mind (1339)  |  Must (1526)  |  Portion (84)  |  Present (620)  |  Sacrifice (50)  |  Uncertainty (56)

Success is being able to make an impact in what matters most to you.
— Scott Belsky
In Issie Lapowsky, 'Scott Belsky', Inc. (Nov 2013), 140. Biography in Context,
Science quotes on:  |  Being (1278)  |  Business (149)  |  Impact (42)  |  Matter (801)  |  Most (1729)  |  Success (303)

[Gut instinct is more important than expertise.] Muscle memory isn't very helpful when you're charting new territory.
— Scott Belsky
In Issie Lapowsky, 'Scott Belsky', Inc. (Nov 2013), 140. Biography in Context,
Science quotes on:  |  Chart (6)  |  Expertise (8)  |  Gut Instinct (2)  |  Helpful (16)  |  Important (210)  |  Instinct (88)  |  Memory (134)  |  More (2559)  |  Muscle (45)  |  New (1217)  |  Territory (24)

[The best motivator for employees is] progress.
— Scott Belsky
In Issie Lapowsky, 'Scott Belsky', Inc. (Nov 2013), 140. Biography in Context,
Science quotes on:  |  Best (459)  |  Business (149)  |  Employee (3)  |  Motivator (2)  |  Progress (468)

[The biggest myth in business is that] bigger is better. A business should be judged not by its size but its impact.
— Scott Belsky
In Issie Lapowsky, 'Scott Belsky', Inc. (Nov 2013), 140. Biography in Context,
Science quotes on:  |  Better (488)  |  Biggest (8)  |  Business (149)  |  Impact (42)  |  Judge (108)  |  Myth (56)  |  Size (60)

[The toughest part of being in charge is] killing ideas that are great but poorly timed. And delivering tough feedback that’s difficult to hear but that I know will help people—and the team—in the long term.
— Scott Belsky
In Issie Lapowsky, 'Scott Belsky', Inc. (Nov 2013), 140. Biography in Context,
Science quotes on:  |  Being (1278)  |  Business (149)  |  Charge (60)  |  Deliver (29)  |  Difficult (247)  |  Feedback (8)  |  Great (1575)  |  Hear (139)  |  Help (106)  |  Idea (845)  |  Kill (100)  |  Know (1519)  |  Leadership (9)  |  Long (789)  |  Long Term (2)  |  People (1005)  |  Poorly (2)  |  Team (15)  |  Term (349)  |  Time (1877)  |  Tough (19)  |  Will (2354)


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