We all have got different source of inspiration or people who inspire us. Running such a small venture for now, I have got many entrepreneurs who influence “I, me and Myself”. 🙂
So here’s the list of the shortlisted personified 5 top most business tycoons.
1.) Bill Gates :
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
Well don’t feel awkward reading the full name of “Business Magneto” and one of the most influential persona over the globe. Who would have thought that a simple 13 year old school going boy, a peculiar interested person thrown out of a prestigious Harvard University during his ongoing studies will turn out to be the headlines of Forbes magazine jotting him in “World’s Top most wealthiest entrepreneurs since 1995 till 2009”. Who had thought that such an aristocrat would change the meaning of the word “Windows”.
Inspired because of: “Life is not fair, get used to it.”
These words have striked as a quote to me and it is cent percent true. If you want to sustain on today’s competitive grounds and want to pace up your growth and development you need to dig your own way. He is that creator of revolution which we live in today. He came up with a simple idea and polished it so much that it started to shine. He is a consistent player who never believes in stopping because growing is an infinite process.
2.) Warren Buffet:
“I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am no investor.”
The person behind Berkshire Hathaway and an original compilation of a true investor of both time and money. He is the personality built out of best congruence of a concrete foreseer as well as correct usage of your assets. A persona, a philanthropist who invests his THE BEST WAY which is both entertaining and approachable while sharing his tips to his followers.
Buffet nick named as “Wizard of Omaha” holds a significance of adherence for his value-investing philosophies and a personal avarice despite being the upholder of the title of the third wealthiest person in 2011 by TIME magazine. His commanding individuality have not only taught his share holders but also his admirers like me that “You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ.”
Inspired because of: His valuable words which says “Investment students need only two well-taught courses – How to Value a Business, and How to Think About Market Prices.”
His teachings and learnings have got a value and he delivers the same thing to me that valuing your business is the very prime step you must look for because that’s the point from where your momentum of sustainability will be measured for a dynamic market. His investments were not only in terms of money but also with the ethics and fundamentals any one must have for reaching the excellence level.
3.) Steve Jobs:
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
This is what JOBS is all about. The echoing words and the name itself splashes like a balloon filled with colourful water on our head with that charismatic person – The Man Behind Apple.Inc who is unfortunately no more between us since October 2011. The Iconic asset in the form of a human being who revolutionized the personalization of computers through his innovative approach and outlook towards a technology. Starting his journey as a technician to an entrepreneur to a market-grabber ideology to a successful CEO of Apple.Inc, his life had woven so many ups and downs throughout. He is that man who was thrown out of his own company due to his arrogance behavior. He is that epic who kept his ego as well as his open-mindedness for any inventions at the same place. He created an all new reference point i.e. mathematically an origin from where he measured the technological needs. His foresightedness regarding the future needs was the key node of such a dimension specific growing company. The “I” in i-products and the “I” factor in him is the key factor of such an evolution in TECHNOLOGY. He changed the way we looked upon a kinter garden statement “A for APPLE”.
When he quotes “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”
This is what requires getting a sound sleep. The thing which influences me is that satisfying your customers is the only way to run your business. And when you give an innovation into the hands of a customer, they are going to pour their wallets into it. J
So, STAY HUNGRY STAY FOOLISH.
4.) Ratan Tata:
“We never compromise on ethics.”
Well you might be wondering that how come Ratan Tata came into the picture but let me make it clear that I haven’t customized my niche of inspiration to just IT field, I get inspired by thoughts and nothing else.
An Indian retired Businessman of Tata Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate, and currently is the Chairman of Emeritus. He is a promising symbol and globally accepted as one of the most influential as well as leading entrepreneurs who is considered to be a true executer of his values and ethics despite of any worst condition of market prices. He is that man who promised to produce a car worth 1 Lakh rupees named “TATA-NANO” addressing the media. The person who made automobile cheap facilitated with the best technology into it for a “COMMON MAN”. An exemplary entrepreneur who has made every single idea executed at its level of excellence.
Inspired because of: One of the incident which still is as fresh as it was on that day “When Ratan Tata addressed to the media about his new innovation for producing a car worth just 1 lakh rupee, the CEO of Ford critized this idea and said that it was not possible. The moment came at the launch of TATA NANO and the CEO of Ford company praised his ideas. And also during this launch he addressed to the people that “A PROMISE IS A PROMISE”. Just this and I was totally ignited by his words. ” He made me understand that if you want to give something to a society you need to keep a common man’s interest first.
5.) Lee Iacocca:
“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.”
An American businessman, a well-known entity in the automobile industry also known for engineering Ford Mustang and Ford Pinto cars of Ford Motor Company.
Well many of you might not have heard this name but he is that revival factor and pillar, a tool which integrated the crashed pieces of CRHYSLER and rebuilt it in 1980s.
Iacocca is that decisive door who was courted by Chrysler company which was on the verge of extinction because the company was losing millions. Iacocca rebuilt the whole company from the scratch, laying off many workers and most importantly investing the WILL POWER, perseverance, teamwork and leadership qualities. He has given the society and many entrepreneurs the valuable lessons of how to deal and analyze the failures and bring about the change turning the tables at the end. He is a skilled and polished leader.
The thing which inspires me: His leadership, throughput, values that can change your way to success drastically and most importantly decision making quality.
So to moralize my article today I would end up with five laws and ethics one must follow or imply:
- Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
- Invest but in a sensible and wise manner, because a penny saved is a penny earned.
- Stay hungry, stay foolish.
- Never ever compromise with your good qualities and make them your ethics.
- Leadership is must for reaching to an excellence.
You may share your own idols with us. 🙂