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What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

Designers and entrepreneurs have a lot in common. They're both trying to create, to make change and to make an impression. In this new book, The Designer Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013), writer Sara Bader compiles intriguing lessons from notable designers on everything from innovation to hiring and failure. We've pulled out our favorites in this slideshow.

What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

1. Bruce Mau

The Designer Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Bruce Mau, the Canadian designer and founder of the Institute Without Boundaries, speaks about Innovation. 

What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

2. Louis Danziger

The Designer Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Louis Danzinger, who consulted for the 1984 Olympics, on creating a meaningful body of work. 

What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

3. Ray Eames

The Designer Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Ray Eames, one half of a husband-wife team that developed iconic modern furniture, on versatility. 

What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

4. Stephen Doyle

The Designer Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Stephen Doyle, creative director of Doyle Partners, on purpose. 

What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

5. Michael Bierut

The Designer Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Michael Bierut, a partner at design firm Pentagram, on what really matters.

What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

6. Seymour Chwast

The Designer Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Seymour Chwast, who designed the first McDonald's Happy Meal box, on perseverance. 

What Designers Can Teach Entrepreneurs

7. Ken Garland

The Designer Says, Princeton Architectural Press

Ken Garland, a noted British graphic designer, on the importance of your product.