Sound business advice from 33 pop culture characters (including dealers, mafia bosses, media types, startup founders & ad people)

Let’s get them down to a few:

– Chris Gardner / Don’t ever let someone tell you you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream. You got to protect it.

– Peggy Olson / I’d never recommend imitation as a strategy. At best, you’ll be second, which is very far from first.

– Tyrion Lannister / Never forget who you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it will not be used to hurt you. Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.

– Mr. Miyagi / Never put passion in front of principle. Even if you win, you’ll lose. It’s ok to lose to your opponent. It’s never ok to lose to fear.

(via Business Advice from 33 Pop Culture Characters [Infographic])