Ronnie Apteker Quotes
As all entrepreneurs will say, "surround yourself with good people". That is the hardest thing : finding good people.
Entrepreneurs need to listen. They don't need to be good listeners (although it can only help) but they need to know when to listen.
When things go right (and they go right a lot - you just got to keep trying) there is nothing to really laugh about.
You can't put passion and obsession into someone's employment contract - either you are or you aren't.
I love making things, like software, and films, and laughter. And working with Gus Silber, to make the Funny Business book, has been a fantastic journey.
I am a bit of a workaholic, and I am still not sure what a "weekend" is all about. I love what I do, and I do what I love.
I did apply to get a job, many times, but no one ever hired me. I think my hyperactive nature didn't score me any points, and I remember when I went for interviews, I would ask all the questions - this probably confused the people who were hiring.
There are differences in the businesses themselves, but the fundamentals are the same: give customers a good experience, charge them a reasonable price, listen to them, and treat them with respect.
There is reason to smile and celebrate when you win, but when you struggle, that is about laughter. That is the pathos that is rooted in all comedy. And business is full of pain and hardship and with that, laughter and release.