” The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists. “


” If your goal is to make money, becoming an entrepreneur is a sucker’s bet. Sure, some entrepreneurs make a lot of money, but if you calculate the amount of stress-inducing work and time it takes and multiply that by the low likelihood of success and eventual payoff, it is not a great way to get rich. “


” I actually believed if you work hard enough it was inevitable you’d succeed. Then I lived the ‘Social Network’ movie, but only the first half. The hardest part is the grueling work of constantly being wrong. “


” Meritocracy is a good thing. Whenever possibly, people should be judged based on their work and results, not superficial qualities. “



All 4 Eric Ries Quotes about Work in picture


The grim reality is that most start-ups fail. Most new products are not successful. Yet the story of perseverance, creative genius, and hard work persists.
If your goal is to make money, becoming an entrepreneur is a sucker


I actually believed if you work hard enough it was inevitable you
Meritocracy is a good thing. Whenever possibly, people should be judged based on their work and results, not superficial qualities.
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