Mary-Kate And Ashley Know Best -- 18 Quotes on Business


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were in the spotlight from infancy and were able to start their own production company before they even graduated middle school. Now, the twins own several major fashion companies and will soon be expanding into home decor. When they started The Row, the purposely didn't tell anyone it was their line or put labels on the clothing, to make sure that they had a decent product and it wasn't just their name making the sales. Mary-Kate and Ashley are two of the most business savvy entrepreneurs of their generation and continue to grow and expand in a very calculated way. Below are 18 quotes from the twins on their business ventures. Whether the twins are inspiring others or giving words of wisdom, there's more to learn from these girls than just how to throw a party or solve a mystery about an orangutan. 



"Don't be afraid to take risks, well-informed risks."
-- Ashley Olsen --

"I think it's really important to be able to talk when something's wrong. I learned at a really young age that if you don't talk about it, it can drive you insane."
-- Mary-Kate Olsen --

"Listen to each other's ideas and opinions; it exposes you to other perspectives."
-- Ashley Olsen --


"We have really good instincts and it's better when we listen to them. That's both personal and in work."
-- Ashley Olsen --

"No is a full sentence."
-- Mary-Kate Olsen --

"Growing up we really worked and did things to please our audience and other people. I think that as you get older you really narrow down what makes you happy and what you want to be doing."
-- Mary-Kate Olsen--


"The pressure comes from ourselves. We're not part of some big house where we have to hit certain numbers."
-- Ashley Olsen --

"We like having success with one thing before we move on to the next. We don’t like to spread ourselves too thin."
-- Ashley Olsen --

"I find it better to focus on what's in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other."
-- Mary-Kate Olsen --



"We wanted to see if we could sell without a label that people knew. We sold them to Barneys, no press, no PR. People bought it. And being able to sell the product spoke for itself."
-- Ashley Olsen --

"We like to work hard, and we like to try to do everything 100 percent. In fact, it’s actually almost impossible for us not to. Sometimes you succeed and sometimes not so much, but it’s learning."
-- Mary-Kate Olsen --

“Communication is key; it’s the most important thing in life. And Mary-Kate and I get to communicate all day long, on all sorts of subjects. It gets us to a more educated, thoughtful place, because we often come to things from different directions — although we want to get to the same space and have the same goal and vision. But that conversation is what gets us there.”
-- Ashley Olsen --



""I don't think you know anything unless you try it yourself. The exciting thing is entering the industry and learning every day. Mary-Kate and I love to learn."
-- Ashley Olsen --


"Having a vision and sticking with your vision and staying true to what makes you happy because that always ends up producing the best result."
-- Ashley Olsen --

""You have to feel comfortable with yourself before you go off and do anything in order to make the right choices for you."
-- Ashley Olsen --


"I think I try and tell myself that everything happens for a reason. I really do believe it."
-- Mary-Kate Olsen --


"I wear tennis shoes to the office every day with sweatpants, I really like to be comfortable in what I'm doing."
-- Ashley Olsen --

""Especially when you're starting companies, you really have to be there every day because you're being held accountable, so you need to be present."
-- Ashley Olsen --










1 comments:

  1. Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen are the essence of my childhood. It's interesting to see them all grown up with sage business advice. :]

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