Words of Wisdom: What Tyler Perry, Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Said

By Sue Voyles / May 22, 2018 /

Watching Tyler Perry come into the main ballroom was like watching a rock star make an entrance for many of the audience members at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit.

Here’s what Tyler Perry of Tyler Perry Studios shared with us:

  • Stay focused. Keep pushing.
  • It is very important to have a good team.
  • My style is to treat everyone like you want to be treated.
  • Stay focused as you can to get to the ultimate goal.
  • Trust God and do good.

From Sir Richard Branson (who needs no introduction):

  • I learned the art of being an entrepreneur.
  • The most important thing in business is protecting the downside. People only excel if you give them the tools to do a great job. I think a good leader has to be a good listener.
  • My mind is open all the time. It’s lovely to be at the birth of a new technology. If every single person in this room can adopt a problem… I think… they will feel that much better for it.
  • The phrase ‘our business is a family’… should really be the way it is.
  • It’s the little details that matter.
  • The entrepreneurs I admire are the ones who keep picking themselves up. As a leader you’ve always got to be looking for the best and your people.
  • By the way one of his sayings is: Screw it let’s do it.

Warren Buffett (on starting a business):

  • You don’t necessarily get it right the first time. Henry Ford as you know failed twice before he started the Ford Motor Company.
  • You need a genuine desire day in and day out to be like the customer.
  • You soon forget about price, but you never forget about the experience (as a customer).
  • Surround yourself with people who are better than you are.
  • I admire people who have done what you have done.

I encourage you to take these nuggets and run with them.

–Sue Voyles