Top 10 Quotes by David Sacks

Who is David Sacks?

David Sacks is an entrepreneur, investor, and author who co-founded PayPal in 1998. He also served as the company’s first COO. After eBay acquired PayPal in 2002, Sacks became a vice president at the online auction giant. 

Sacks has since founded and invested in several startups, including Yammer, Geni, and Palantir Technologies. He is also the author of “The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.” David is currently the co-founder of Craft Ventures.

Here are some of our top David Sacks quotes

  1. “I know when my company has closed a deal and when it hasn’t.”
  2. “If you can’t define it, redefine it.”
  3. “It’s about how aggressively we can scale without the wheels falling off the track.”
  4. “A noble cause does not need to relentlessly smear its critics.”
  5. “Your most powerful weapon in proving out a category is customer testimony.”
  6. “One-hundred-ten years of history, great diversity, lots of new earnings drivers, and I just became a grandpa – twins. And I’m buying JJ, Pfizer, and Warner for their future college funds.” 
  7. “Many customers will automatically order from the category leader once they understand themselves to have the problem that category solves.”
  8. “The purpose of brand marketing for all SaaS companies, therefore, is the same: to establish category leadership.”
  9. After PayPal, I never thought I would get interested in payments again. But bitcoin is fulfilling PayPal’s original vision to create ‘the new world currency.’
  10. “Money is being made programmable. That’s a fundamental change with implications we can still barely see.”

You can read more about David Sacks’ bio here.

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