"I think that [small business owners] have to be fearless. I think that if you look at the innovators, the visionaries, these are all people who, when people viewed what they were trying to do, [they] wanted them locked up…You know it's a good idea when people say you're crazy."
-- Filmmaker Spike Lee while discussing opportunities and challenges for film industry entrepreneurs at an American Express OPEN event. The full discussion will later be available on OPENForum.com, a website designed by the small business unit of American Express (AXP).
"When you go get a job, tell them you'll do anything. Tell them you'll work any hours. Tell them you just want to learn. That's catnip to anyone who's hiring--in any job. I hire for attitude. I don't hire for anything else."
-- Celebrity chef Sara Moulton, discussing opportunities and challenges for restaurant owners at an American Express OPEN event. The full discussion will later be available on American Express's OPENForum.com MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Aug 18, 2008 4:16 PM ET
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