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Born: 1972-08-13
Profession: Businessman
Nation: American
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All we're trying to do is change how people think about fitness. And build Under Armour into the biggest brand in the entire land.

Tags: Change, Fitness, Trying

Any self-respecting entrepreneur has borrowed money from their mother at some point.

Tags: Money, Mother, Point

As foreign as it would be for you to go running in regular shoes, I want it to be just as foreign for you not to work out in your Under Armour.

Tags: Running, Shoes, Work

I wake up in the morning and I think about one brand. I don't have enough time to wake up twice and think about two.

Tags: Enough, Morning, Time

I wanted to make the world's greatest football undershirt. But I realized that no team sport had equipment for apparel. Apparel was an afterthought.

Tags: Football, Greatest, Team

I was always telling people I was doing great, even if I wasn't.

Tags: Great, Telling

I'm a big advocate of the power of positive thinking, particularly for small businesses.

Tags: Positive, Power, Thinking

I'm usually a pretty intense person. Give me an inch, and I'm going to go.

Tags: Give, Intense, Pretty

I've always been a hustler.

Tags: Hustler

I've got a pretty addictive personality.

Tags: Addictive, Pretty

Motivation, passion, and focus have to come from the top.

Tags: Focus, Motivation, Passion

The sports apparel industry was dominated by the big shoe companies. But there was a void in apparel and I decided to fill it.

Tags: Big, Shoe, Sports

We need to stop making wide-body seats on airplanes, stop accommodating that, because it's not healthy.

Tags: Healthy, Making, Stop

When you see most companies get big, they want to shout about all they've done. But the consumer wants to know: 'What have you done for me lately?'

Tags: Big, Done, Wants

You need to put your hands around the throat of your business, and you need to run it. There's no other way.

Tags: Business, Put, Run

Your attitude is contagious.

Tags: Attitude, Contagious

Before Under Armour, the only choices you had were to wear a short-sleeved cotton T-shirt in the summer or a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt in the winter. Why not make a better piece of equipment for underneath the shoulder pads?

Tags: Choices, Why, Winter

Brand is not a product, that's for sure; it's not one item. It's an idea, it's a theory, it's a meaning, it's how you carry yourself. It's aspirational, it's inspirational.

Tags: Idea, Sure, Yourself

I realized early on that I was pretty good at organizing. A lot of it was about control. While my friends were out getting hammered at concerts, I was making money. I am a control freak.

Tags: Control, Good, Money

I was a general business major, which meant that in any business school and particularly at Smith School, which is a very good school, you do a lot of team projects. Well I was the guy who gave the presentations for the team projects.

Tags: Business, Good, School

It's a fire, it's a passion to get out and to create and to innovate. And that I've always enjoyed and I've always been very proud of is that the people I've done business with, the people around me have always made money.

Tags: Business, Money, Passion

My first real business was bootlegging T-shirts - I was just a dumb kid. You go to a concert and pay $25 for a cotton T-shirt that says 'Rolling Stones,' 'Lollapalooza,' or whatever. On the outside they're 10 or 15 bucks. We were the guys selling them for 10 or 15 bucks.

Tags: Business, Real, Whatever

My love of horses began in College Park, with me and 10 friends on two couches and a keg of beer in the back of a truck, heading to Pimlico at 6 A.M. to mark our place in the middle of the Preakness infield, where we never saw a horse run.

Tags: Friends, Love, Place
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Randy Edsall is a good, strong, decent man who is working his tail off on behalf of the University of Maryland. And there are more people that want to spend their days burning things down than building it up. At least just stop rooting against him. You know, give the guy a chance.

Tags: Good, Him, Strong

You're convincing these big, tough football players to wear what was essentially women's lingerie. There was a little bit of a Jedi mind trick that needed to take place. The product really spoke for itself once guys felt it and touched it.

Tags: Football, Mind, Women