Running with the notion that tech entrepreneurs are equivalent to this generation’s rock stars, here’s 15 pieces of sound advice from some of the coolest rock stars around. Sure, these leather wearing superstars are talking music, but you’ll notice their fortune cookie snippets of wisdom also describe the tenacity required to be a successful tech entrepreneur. Just imagine the same sentiments spoken by Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk and you’ll get the point.

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Lenny Kravitz

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“Love, creativity, and opportunity is in the air. Take it in and do your thing.” Lenny Kravitz

 

Stevie Nicks

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“My life is a testament to believing that if you want something, you can make it happen.” Stevie Nicks

 

Bono

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“As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.” Bono

 

Jim Morrison

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“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” Jim Morrison

 

Joan Jet

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“Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something. Make your own victories.” Joan Jet

 

Steve Tyler

 

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“If anything was worth doing, it was worth overdoing.” Stephen Tyler

 

David Bowie

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“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” David Bowie

 

Freddie Mercury

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“I won’t be a rock star. I will be a legend.” Freddie Mercury

 

Bob Marley

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“I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.” Bob Marley

 

Janis Joplin

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“You are what you settle for.” Janis Joplin.

 

MJ

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“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” Michael Jackson

 

John Lennon

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“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” John Lennon

 

Kurt Cobain

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“It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” Kurt Cobain

 

Alanis Morrisette

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“The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss.” Alanis Morrisette

 

Mick Jagger

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“Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” Mick Jagger

 

Bonus Quotes:

Okay, so this next guy and girl are not ‘rock stars’ per se, but they are definitely kick-ass entrepreneurs. And these sage words just might be thee most important of all.

 

Oprah Winfrey

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey”

 

Walt Disney

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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

In that vein, perhaps it’s time to drop Dapper Apps a line and get busy turning that dream of yours into a reality.

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