Ryan Holmes quotes

  • Social media is the most disruptive form of communication humankind has seen since the last disruptive form of communications, email.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Communication #Media #Lasts

  • HootSuite never had a big launch. We were lucky to even have office space.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Office Space #Lucky #Bigs

  • For everybody in their busy lives, you need to invest in sharpening your tools, and you need to invest in longevity.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Needs #Tools #Busy

  • It may be coincidence that the decline of newspapers has corresponded with the rise of social media. Or maybe not.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Media #May #Coincidence

  • Social media is the future, with employers recognizing they need to start hiring people with the right skills.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Media #Skills #People

  • You can run a sprint or your can run a marathon, but you can't sprint a marathon.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Running #Marathon #Sprint

  • Email is familiar. It's comfortable. It's easy to use. But it might just be the biggest killer of time and productivity in the office today.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Office #Use #Might

  • What drives me is the prospect of turning an obstacle into a business opportunity, and then growing that into something lasting and rewarding.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Opportunity #Growing #Obstacles

  • Everyone told me you can't build a major tech company in Canada. There just aren't enough investors or engineers or top-level managers. Each day, I'm driven to prove them wrong.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Each Day #Levels #Canada

  • I'm motivated by solving new and challenging problems, especially ones that people say can't or shouldn't be tackled.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #People #Challenges #Problem

  • Not using social media in the workplace, in fact, is starting to make about as much sense as not using the phone or email.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Phones #Media #Email

  • I was told I had to go to business school to succeed. I gave it a shot, but eventually dropped out to bootstrap a restaurant with just a Visa card and a $20,000 line of credit. Everyone told me restaurants were hard work (and they were right! I have so much respect for anyone in the restaurant business). I ran the restaurant for two years, sold a franchise, decided to change paths, and sold the whole operation at a modest profit.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Hard Work #School #Years

  • I think that Vancouver as well as Canada needs a boot camp for young entrepreneurs. We have already seen tens if not hundreds of people put their names forward to be involved in the program, and we just think this is an amazing way to accelerate what theyre doing.
    -- Ryan Holmes

    #Thinking #Young Entrepreneurs #Names