24 Inspirational Quotes by Scott Belsky on Entrepreneurship

Born: 18 April 1980

Short Biography

Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, author, and investor (and all-around product obsessive). He currently serves as Adobe's Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott's passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies.

Scott Belsky Quotes

“Startups win by being impatient over a long period of time.” /Scott Belsky
“Our ability to extinguish new ideas is critical to productivity and to our capacity to scale existing projects. In a team setting, the skeptics—the ones who always question ideas first rather than falling in love with them—are the white blood cells.” /Scott Belsky
“Constant motion is the key to execution.” /Scott Belsky
“Success corrupts and limits potential as soon as you start to think you could do it alone.” /Scott Belsky
“Most ideas are born and lost in isolation.” /Scott Belsky
“Imagination happens only when your mind has the freedom to run rampant. When you’re always connected and able to find an answer, you stop wondering and wandering.” /Scott Belsky
“Invention requires a long-term willingness to be misunderstood.” /Scott Belsky
“When you don’t have enough money, circumstances force you to be virtuous. Once you’ve raised a lot, you have to force yourself to be virtuous.” /Scott Belsky
“If we have a good quarter, it is because of the work we did three, four, five years ago, not the work we did this quarter.” /Scott Belsky
“Creativity is, quite simply, a genuine interest combined with initiative.” /Scott Belsky
“In other words, the aesthetics of the tools you use to make ideas happen matter.” /Scott Belsky
“We will ultimately live in a perpetual data-driven talent edition. Everything you create will be measured and tracked by others through comments, share, and likes. Your work will come up on the radar of potential employers and clients, and the data will tell them if you are worth talking to or hiring.” /Scott Belsky
“Today never feels like it will be history, but it will. And more likely than not, you will look back and realize that you should have known.” /Scott Belsky
“Great teams gain their strength and resilience while toiling their way through the valleys, not just from relishing the view from the peaks.” /Scott Belsky
“It usually takes at least two years before you have any reasonable traction to show that your business might be working, then another few years of driving growth to create something that looks like a moat. Then you can afford to breathe. A little.” /Scott Belsky
“Whether it means prizing the value of lessons learned, building games into your creative process, or getting gifts upon certain milestones of achievement, self-derived rewards make a big difference…You cannot ignore or completely escape the deeply ingrained short-term reward system within you. But you can become aware of what really motivates you and then tweak your incentives to sustain your long-term pursuits.” /Scott Belsky