Ronnie Apteker Quotes

Ronnie Apteker


Hire slowly and fire fast.

Ronnie Apteker


As all entrepreneurs will say, "surround yourself with good people". That is the hardest thing : finding good people.

Ronnie Apteker


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.

Ronnie Apteker


When things go right (and they go right a lot - you just got to keep trying) there is nothing to really laugh about.

Ronnie Apteker


You can't put passion and obsession into someone's employment contract - either you are or you aren't.

Ronnie Apteker


Never invest in ideas, only in people!

Ronnie Apteker


An entrepreneur needs to have values. Values that are wholesome.

Ronnie Apteker


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.

Ronnie Apteker


I am tough minded, but not hard hearted.

Ronnie Apteker


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.

Ronnie Apteker


Don't take yourself too seriously - learn to laugh.

Ronnie Apteker


The movie industry is brutal. It is dangerous. It is, for most, soul destroying.

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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.

Ronnie Apteker


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.

Ronnie Apteker


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.

Ronnie Apteker