Chris Wanstrath — Make sure you don’t prioritize growth over your core competencies. Don’t hire the best people who apply for jobs, hire the best people you can find. Don’t add people just because you can, add people because they’re going to strengthen your business and make your company more awesome.
Daniel Brusilovsky — One of the biggest pieces of advice that I took away from being an entrepreneur, especially a young one, is to never let people discourage you from your idea, even if they don’t believe in you. If you believe in your idea enough to risk it all, then you’re ready to go for it all.
Pete Barry — Great ads (and products) start with a great idea. So always think first, and design later. Start with literal, obvious ideas and then say the same thing in different ways. The more ideas you generate, the more likely you’ll come up with a great one; a promise that rings true with the consumer
Adam Cooke — Don’t overcomplicate your ideas from the start. Keep things simple and don’t try to do everything at once. When your project has some users, you can ask them what else they want and add it then. The most valuable thing you can have is a usable product.