Entrepreneurs play a crucial role in shaping the world. They lay the foundation of the new approaches to life that redefine the world we live in. Therefore, entrepreneurs are unique spectacles, given the power to change the world.
Here’s a list of the top ten most popular entrepreneurs of 2021 along with the key lessons you can learn from them.
The visionary Steve Jobs was the co-founder of Apple. As an american entrepreneur, he revolutionised the way we use technology, especially computers and mobilehphones. Today, Apple is worth over USD 2 trillion and is considered one the the Big Four among Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Jobs’ popular quote – “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Lesson: Put a dent in the universe. It means leave a mark behind, before you die. Even if your contribution to the world makes as much as a difference of a dent, it’s still good enough.
Lawrence Edward Page, commonly known as Larry Page, co-founded the online search engine Google with Sergey Brin. he is know for building the Pagerank algorithm with Sergey. Today, the net worth of Google is about USD 78 million. However, he stepped down as the CEO in 2019.
Page’s popular quote – If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.
Lesson: Always deliver more than expected. Firstly, it is important to set the expectations of your customers. Once you are able to deliver it, stove a little hard to give them something extra and delight them.
Bill Gates is not only the founder of Microsoft, a philanthropist or a business investor, but also onoe of the richest people in the world. He is also the founder of the Melinda Foundation and his net work is over USD 120 billion.
Gates’ popular quote – Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Lesson – Life is not fair; get used to it. One would not have expected this lesson to come from one of the richest men in the world. But, the reality is that life is unfair with everyone. And only those who embrace this reality gracefully, will be given opportunities to succeed.
Jeff Bezos is the founder of the largest ecomm marketplace used by millions of customers worldwide. He started his business by delivering books at the doorsteps of his customers from across the globe. Today, his net worth is about USD 195 billion.
Bezos’ popular quote: A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Lesson – Start small; grow big. To become big, one has to start by at least taking a small step. The the smaller you start, greater the control and lesser the risks you have. Starting small may mean lesser resources, but it does not necessarily mean smaller results.
Elon Musk is known as the all-rounder entrepreneur, because he has worked on rather too many and a diverse range of business ideas. He is currently the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, founder of The Boring Company. He also co-founded the well-renowned online payment company, PayPal.
Musk’s popular quote – When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Lesson: Take risks. Nobody likes to fail and we all face the fear of failure, including entrepreneurs. But what makes entrepreneurs different is that they give it a shot anyway. They don’t let the fear of failing stop them because deep down they have to try and see the result for themselves. They need to take the risk, because the dream that they’ve seen beyond the risk will not let them rest without trying.
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