22 Sheldon Adelson Quotes For Entrepreneurs

Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist from Boston. Adelson is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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22 Sheldon Adelson Quotes

1. “The key factor in my strategy is longevity.” – Sheldon Adelson

2. “Create a vision. Identify it and go for it.” – Sheldon Adelson

3. “The report card for a commercial enterprise is making money.” – Sheldon Adelson

4. “It’s unfair that I’ve been treated unfairly—but it doesn’t stop me.” – Sheldon Adelson

5. “I see this as my humanitarian legacy. We’re prepared to pay billions.” – Sheldon Adelson

6. “I don’t cry when I lose. There’s always a new hand coming up.” – Sheldon Adelson


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7. “I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it?” – Sheldon Adelson


8. “I’m not in business to make money for the other guy. I’m in business to make money for myself.” – Sheldon Adelson

9. “For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don’t like that one? They’ll just keep coming. There’s no end to buses or businesses.” – Sheldon Adelson

10. “Why do I need succession planning? I’m very alert, I’m very vibrant. I have no intention to retire.” – Sheldon Adelson

11. “I’ll tell you the secret, but nobody ever follows it. Just do things differently. Just do things in life the way other people don’t do that. Change the status quo. And then you’ll succeed.” – Sheldon Adelson

12. “Achievement is the motivation of entrepreneurs.” – Sheldon Adelson


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13. “Entrepreneurship is essentially identifying the path that everyone takes; and choosing a different, better way.” – Sheldon Adelson


14. “Describing entrepreneurship you have to say that risk is reward and reward is the risk.” – Sheldon Adelson

15. “An entrepreneur is born with the mentality to take risks, though there are several important characteristics: courage, faith in yourself, and above all, even when you fail, to learn from failure and get up and try again.” – Sheldon Adelson

16. “I am willing to spend whatever it takes … My moral standard compels me to speak out on this issue because I am the largest company by far in the industry and I am willing to speak out. I don’t see any compelling reason for the government to allow people to gamble on the Internet and nobody has ever explained except for the two companies whose special interest is going to be served if there is gaming on the Internet, Caesars, and MGM.” – Sheldon Adelson

17. “I never thought about becoming wealthy. It never crossed my mind. What really motivated me was to try to accomplish something.” – Sheldon Adelson

18. “I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections. But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it. He’s not a bold decision maker like Newt Gingrich is. Every time I talk to him, he says ‘well let me think about it.” – Sheldon Adelson

19. “Why is it fair that I should be paying a higher percentage of taxes than anyone else?” – Sheldon Adelson


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20. “There’s never been a real destination resort in Asia, and when we open the Venetian Macao, it will be the first. For those who wish to stay and work in computer science or technology, fields badly in need of their services, let’s roll out the welcome mat.” – Sheldon Adelson


21. “So Israel won’t be a democratic state, so what.” – Sheldon Adelson

22. “I formed an opinion that if I did things differently than the way everybody did it that it would add value to every effort I made. You take care of the customer with the best product and service you can make and profit follows you like your shadow.” – Sheldon Adelson



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