Six Insights from SXSW 2013

Where the weird meet the wired, Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, Film and Music Festival is a weeklong marathon of news-making keynote speeches, eclectic breakout sessions, surprise appearances, celebrities and a startup accelerator.

The SUCCESS team was in Austin covering the 20th annual SXSW Festival, where we tweeted the best ideas and inspiration we heard. Here are the six most shared tweets we've written. Follow along on Twitter @SUCCESSmagazine.

“Breaking” a bad habit is the wrong approach. A bad habit is like a tangled knot; slowly unravel it from the outside. –@BJFogg

Behavioral scientist BJ Fogg told attendees for his SXSW Interactive session, "Why Tiny Habits Give Big Results"

Matthew McConaughey at #SXSW: “Don't say what you want to do. Just do it.”

Said during SXSW Film's "A Conversation with Matthew McConaughey," whose new movie Mud premiered at the festival

“If you're #marketing to #women, know that not all women like pink and sparkly.” –@CarleyKnobloch of @Digitwirl

Tech expert and founder of Carley Knobloch told "Sex and the Startup: Marketing to Women" session attendees

“Being #funny on the web requires an honesty with ourselves that many of us aren't comfortable with.” –@Cheezburger CEO @BenHuh

I Can Has Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on "The Art of Making Fun of Yourself"

#Tumblr founder/CEO @DavidKarp: “We help people make things they couldn't make before, things they didn't know they wanted to make”

David Karp, founder of the blogging site Tumblr, shared during his session "Building Tools for Creativity"

 “The United States is a country of explorers. The US is a distillation of the human spirit.” –@ElonMusk on taking risks, #space travel 

SUCCESS cover personality Elon Musk said to a capacity crowd for the 2013 SXSW Interactive Keynote, where he discussed SpaceX's recent rocket launch troubles, plans for bringing a private space station to South Texas and going to Mars. 


Jennifer Chang is the former associate editor for SUCCESS. She has a corgi puppy who has more Instagram followers than a dog should have. Tweet or follow her thoughts and favorite links at @jenzchang.

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