On starting a business without business experience: "The pro is, you're not restricted by what people have told you won't work. The con is, you can make some pretty costly mistakes while you're learning."
"You have to really believe in what you're doing, because that's what helps you overcome all the obstacles. You have to make a difference, and you have to find an unmet need. If you can do those things, you're going to be fine." —Robert Stern '79
"Surround yourself with qualified people who can get answers that you don't have. If you are considering manufacturing, do it here in the States. This country needs it, and we are proof that you can still have an American success story."