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Over the last 10 years, we’ve invited inspirational leaders to speak in our Zillow Group Speaker Series. Enjoy some of the best advice we’ve heard from Presidents, CEOs, actors and athletes.

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10 Quotes from Leaders on Life, Teamwork and Success

  1. 1. 10 Quotes from Leaders on Life, Teamwork and Success
  2. 2. Zillow Group often invites leaders in business and innovation to our offices to speak about life and their careers.
  3. 3. Over the years we’ve hosted presidents, CEOs, athletes and actors. Here are some of our favorite pieces of advice on life, teamwork and success (so far).
  4. 4. 1 “Our eulogies have very little to do with our LinkedIn profiles. Have you ever heard anyone say during a eulogy, ‘You know, George was amazing. He increased market share by one-third?’” Arianna Huffington Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post
  5. 5. “Homeownership is the quintessential element of the American Dream.” President Barack Obama 2
  6. 6. “We all must work together for one purpose. That’s teamwork. That’s what brings success and what can serve to help bring happiness to every child and every community in the world.” Vicente Fox Former President of Mexico 3
  7. 7. “One of the things they’ve discovered scientifically is that focusing on ourselves actually makes you more unhappy, and it’s working for others and in service to other people that actually boosts people’s happiness.” Rainn Wilson Actor, The Office 4
  8. 8. “It’s way better to start a startup when you think it is a bad idea because that is when no one else is doing it. And contrarian ideas are usually the big successes.” Hadi Partovi CEO and Co-Founder of Code.org 5
  9. 9. “I’ve learned to put my pride aside for the bigger picture – for the team.” Cliff Avril Defensive End for the Seattle Seahawks 6
  10. 10. “When you’re at an inflection point in business, true courage comes from either seeing incredible opportunity or standing at the edge of a cliff and looking at fear of failure.” Jim Weber CEO of Brooks Running 7
  11. 11. “Success is only a pause between huge phases of things going wrong. You are not achieving things unless you are outside of your comfort zone.” Jane Park CEO and Founder of Julep 8
  12. 12. “Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is to stay focused and not chase a lot of other things.” Ken Lowe Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive 9
  13. 13. “Every person [in your company] needs to understand their value, from the host to the guy who sweeps the sidewalk.” Tom Douglas Chef and Restaurateur 10
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Over the last 10 years, we’ve invited inspirational leaders to speak in our Zillow Group Speaker Series. Enjoy some of the best advice we’ve heard from Presidents, CEOs, actors and athletes.

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