Robert Ralph “Bob” Parsons was born November 27, 1950. He is an American entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist.
In 1975, Parsons obtained an accounting degree from the University of Baltimore, graduating magna cum laude. He then began his career in IT and software sales industry.
In 1997, he founded the GoDaddy group of companies, including domain name registrar GoDaddy.com, reseller registrar Wild West Domains, and Blue Razor Domains. In July 2011, Parsons sold approximately 70 percent of GoDaddy to a private equity consortium and resigned his position as CEO.
Parsons is the founder and CEO of YAM Worldwide, Inc., which is home to his entrepreneurial ventures in the fields of powersports, golf, real estate, and marketing.
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21 Bob Parsons Business Quotes:
- When you’re ready to quit, you are closer than you think
2. Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.
3. What I learned from Rockefeller that’s off-the-hook important is: You need to know exactly where you stand in a business at all times. Measure everything, because everything that is measured and watched improves.
4. No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don’t look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time.
.5. I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone.
6. You got to go down a lot of wrong roads to find the right one.
7. The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.
8. I would say everything in our life in the next 25 years is going to be tied into the Internet, and it’s going to be the place for communications, for education, for conducting business and everything.
9. Let’s be honest. There’s not a business anywhere that is without problems. Business is complicated and imperfect. Every business everywhere is staffed with imperfect human beings and exists by providing a product or service to other imperfect human beings.
10. I learned at that young age that sometimes a really big chance pays off.
11. I’ve never worked to make money. I understand we’ve got to eat and all that, but I never said I want to be a multimillionaire or a billionaire. To me, that’s of no significance. I work to have the accomplishment.
12. The Internet has changed everything. We expect to know everything instantly. If you don’t understand digital communication, you’re at a disadvantage.
13. Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted. Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it.
14. When I started Go Daddy, I tried many things – like building networks and selling education – and none of it panned out. I lost millions of dollars the first couple of years. I made a lot of wrong turns, but that’s the process of being successful in business.
15. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.
16. If you want to uncover problems you don’t know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven’t examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.
17. Like most business people, I want every aspect of my business to be perfect. I know that this goal is unachievable, but it is nevertheless what I strive to achieve .
18. Any company has got to reinvent itself again and again
19. I am not that smart
20. I now know that I learn by solving problems as they arise. Rarely do we learn significant lessons, or significantly improve, any other way.
21. When it comes to the Internet, people like dealing with people.