“I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘How far can I push the company forward in the next 24 hours?’ ” — Leah Busque, Founder and CEO, Taskrabbit

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” — William Shakespeare, derived from Julius Caesar

7 Great Quotes“To gain profit is important, but you must invest to build up assets that you can cash in the future.” — Akio Morita (co-founder of Sony Corporation), in Made in Japan

“Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, in The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in The Wisdom of the Sands

“Our future will be shaped by the assumptions we make about who we are and what we can be.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter, in America the Principled: 6 Opportunities for Becoming a Can-Do Nation Once Again

“Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” — Helen Keller, in The Open Door