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  • What does it take to become a successful businessperson?
  • Bill Gates
    • IBM – First worked for, but wanted to be “ bigger than IBM ”
    • Apple – Used the WYSIWYG scheme developed by Steve Jobs
    • Microsoft – buys out opposition or undercuts them till they fold
  • Richard Dyson
    • Full time inventor
    • Patented wheelbarrow that used a ball, not a wheel (less friction)
    • Patented a new vacuum design which was then copied in USA
    • He successfully sued even though they tried to bankrupt him by dragging out the case
  • Richard Branson
    • Hated school; left at 16 (dyslexic)
    • Set up “ Student ” magazine
    • Sold records by mail order through it
    • Set up “ Virgin ”
    • Music, Ballooning, Skiing, Spaceship!
    • “ A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts”.
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