Top 45 Tobias Lutke Quotes

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Being a start-up has nothing to do with the numbers. It
Being a start-up has nothing to do with the numbers. It’s that everyone who works there has the chance to do everything and have an impact.

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Commerce is a powerful, underestimated form of expression. We use it to cast a vote with every product we buy. It’s a direct expression of democracy. This is why our mission at Shopify is to protect that form of expression and make it better for everyone, not just for those we agree with.

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We are at our best when we are at our proudest. Canadians need to harness that confidence in every arena, not just the ice rink. The Maple Leaf stands for quality, thoughtfulness, and innovation, so let’s brand it proudly on the things that we’ve invented, created, and figured out.

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To me, a great company starts with a great product and ends with a great product.

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I got my first computer at the age of 6. To me, it was magic. By the time I was 12, I wanted to know the secrets behind the wizardry, and that started my journey toward computer programming. This was the early 1990s, when computers weren’t built for the mass market.

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Shopify has been a perpetually underestimated company at every point of its history.

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I find the strongest predictor of people who do well at Shopify is whether they see opportunity as something to compete for, or do they see opportunity as essentially everywhere and unlimited? It’s a rough proxy for pessimism and optimism.

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E-commerce is not an industry; e-commerce is a tactic.

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More and more people are opening online stores and online retail businesses. This market is expanding very, very quickly.

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I always loved retail. I love the ideas behind it. I think small-business retail is one of the areas where capitalism works so wonderfully well.

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A lot of the best technologists live and work in Canada, and every once in a while, they are aggregated by a Canadian company, and then suddenly, they’re not anymore. But the people are still here – they’re just working for American companies to the benefit of American bottom lines.

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Products are a form of speech, and free speech must be fiercely protected, even if we disagree with some of the voices.

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Different people need different kinds of communication for it to have the same effect. That was something I had to learn.

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You really want a company that’s full of people from all these different backgrounds and then allow them to be creative as possible, come together, and come up with great ideas.

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I am a worrier. I tend to do something about what I worry about.

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Change has to be fundamental to a company’s culture, or there is no way it can survive.

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I have serious, serious problems with personas – with unauthentic individuals.

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I never went to university.

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I’m always trying to think of ways to make something more efficient. If I have to do something once, that’s fine. If I have to do it twice, I’m kind of annoyed. And if I have to do it three times, I’m going to try to automate it.

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If you believe something needs to exist, if it’s something you want to use yourself, don’t let anyone ever stop you from doing it.

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People say Facebook connects the world. Facebook has 5,000 Ph.D.s that think about how to make you click on ads you don’t want to see. Their business model is about something that most people would not perceive as making the world better.

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In my worldview, time is energy that you can invest in things, and money is energy that you can invest. Time has significantly more leverage than money in terms of how much energy you get out of time.

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I’m a liberally minded immigrant, leading a predominantly liberal workforce hailing from predominantly liberal cities and countries.

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Growing up, I spent my time doing useless stuff looking at computers.

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It is incredibly powerful if you solve the problem you actually have yourself. It’s really tough to develop a good product when you don’t have very close proximity to the people who actually use your product. The closest proximity you can have to those people is to be that person.

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One of the most important tasks as a leader in a startup is to pick the right metric to track. This is often referred to as the ‘compass metric’ because it will be your compass for growth. It’s important to note that ‘compass metrics’ will likely change over the lifetime of a business.

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Every phase of building a company is really hard.

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At Shopify, we are trying to make things as simple as possible, but for the business owner, it’s not unlike starting your own little shop along Main Street somewhere.

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Our mantra has been, ‘We will not buy a company unless we think the people that make up the company have a better job the day after the acquisition than before.’

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Given the success rate, if you want to get wealthy, entrepreneurship is a horrible way of doing it. There are significantly easier ways of doing it.

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Everyone loves feeling comfortable. But it’s actually completely useless.

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I never cared a lot for school.

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It took about 10 years‘ time for Shopify to be an overnight success.

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Our hiring is almost completely built around just going through someone‘s life story, and we look for moments when they had to make important decisions, and we go deep on those.

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Sometimes, when you’re building a company, out of necessity there’s just a gazillion things you have to learn and figure out.

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My early interactions with VCs were really, really poor.

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Why do Canadians sell themselves short? I’ve never been able to answer that question.

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I spent my time, growing up, essentially between two things: technology and retail. I was fascinated by selling and loved the idea of making a profit, but I also spent a lot of time on technology.

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I’m ridiculously lucky.

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No one benefits from us not taking credit for our successes. There is no virtue in allowing kudos to go unclaimed or elsewhere.

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I’m against exclusion of any kind – whether that’s restricting people from Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. or kicking merchants off our platform if they’re operating within the law.

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Shopify was built as a company that could be run remotely anywhere.

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I care about working on interesting problems, and Shopify is this gift that keeps on giving for working on interesting problems with amazing people.

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We need a lot more technically literate people. The computers are the tools that are going to solve essentially all problems, and the people who can use them better will be more effective.

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Being part of something that’s growing fast is better than being part of something that isn’t growing fast because opportunities are essentially everywhere, and you’re not competing for something.

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