Robert Pera, the founder of Ubiquiti Networks, started his career in 2003 at Apple. He left his job at Apple after ten months to start his own company. He has a degree in electrical engineering and Japanese.
Here are some of the best Robert Pera quotes. These are sure to inspire you!
“Success is a matter of identifying opportunities and putting in clear and concise efforts in the right direction.”
“I quit my job because I wanted to have more success faster.”
“I don’t care so much about… win or lose, what I want to see is consistently… competing.”
“It was a goal of mine to build a successful NBA franchise. I made a big move to gain more controlling interest of the NBA team the Memphis Grizzlies.”
“To get really great assets, sometimes you have to go into a rebuild.”
“Establish a culture of accountability. You’re only as good as your weakest link in a sense.”
“If you establish a culture, the results will follow.”
“When I first developed Ubiquiti Networks Company, I didn’t have a lot of startup money. I didn’t have a lot of financial backing from others either. I took $30,000 of my own money from my personal savings, and also used credit cards to come up with the money that was necessary to get my new business off of the ground. It was a gamble that just happened to pay off.”
“I can say with certainty that the most successful tech companies of the future will be the ones who deliver the best products and technology value, first and foremost, which empower customers.”
“I try to build something great as efficiently as possible… and sell them at a price that motivates the buyers as well as ensures a profit.”
“I had only one thought when I left my job at Apple to start my own company: ‘Don’t screw up.’ If this doesn’t work out, I remember thinking, ‘I am screwed.'”
“One of the biggest challenges I had to learn is playing for tomorrow versus playing for today.”
“I really did not always see the importance of living for tomorrow until much later on in the company timeline. One of the biggest regrets I have today is that I did not make the transition earlier. But to be fair, if Ubiquiti would have ended up as a failure and shut its doors early, playing for tomorrow would have become irrelevant. Therefore, the best strategy is to incrementally increase your ‘insurance’ as the value of your company increases and resources become more available.”
“Ways to increase that ‘insurance’ include signing contracts to cement the status of relationships with people like distributors, vendors, partners and the like… in order to protect the company’s interests.”
“Bring a knowledgeable bookkeeper/tax accountant on board who not only keeps the company within the law but knows how to take full advantage of tax credits and related strategies.”
“I’m an NBA super fan. I believe it’s the greatest sport in the world.