THE GREATEST LIVING BUSINESS
LEADERS TODAY
Compiled by:
David K. Williams | Fishbowl
Presentation by:
Praveen Kumar
1. JEFF BEZOS| AMAZON
Jeff Bezos is a pioneer in world of internet commerce,
and was instrumental in defining this space t...
2. ANNE MULCAHY| XEROX
Anne turned things around when her company faced a
financial crisis. She never aspired to the role ...
3. BRAD SMITH| INTUIT
Intuit is one of the world’s largest and most successful
financial software companies. It is the mak...
4. HOWARD SCHULTZ| STARBUCKS
From his upbringing in a poor family in the Bronx to an
athletic scholarship and eventually t...
5. LARRY PAGE| GOOGLE
Larry Page is another example of a businessperson
who can persevere any challenge. Larry and his
com...
6. TIM COOK| APPLE
Steve Jobs is a hard act to follow, but thus far, Tim
Cook is doing a tremendous job. Rather than attem...
7. INDRA NOOYI| PEPSICO
Indra Nooyi, another of Forbes 100 Most Powerful
Women, has not only led her company to record
fin...
8. WARREN BUFFETT| BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
He is a deeply conservative trader during the times
that everyone around him is movi...
9. SIR RICHARD BRANSON| VIRGIN GROUP
Anyone who owns more than 400 companies and is
worth billions of dollars is clearly d...
10. RUPERT MURDOCH| NEWS CORPORATION
Rupert Murdoch is a self-made and hard driven
Australia-born head of an American publ...
THANK YOU! Praveen Kumar
Bangalore
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  1. 1. THE GREATEST LIVING BUSINESS LEADERS TODAY Compiled by: David K. Williams | Fishbowl Presentation by: Praveen Kumar
  2. 2. 1. JEFF BEZOS| AMAZON Jeff Bezos is a pioneer in world of internet commerce, and was instrumental in defining this space that is now defining many aspects of the internet world. It is Jeff Bezos who innovated the concept of “predictive analytics” – recommending products to customers based on search history and buying habits. Whether you like the concept or you hate it, the idea has made online commerce more profit rich and efficient, and is making online shopping a better experience for consumers throughout the world.
  3. 3. 2. ANNE MULCAHY| XEROX Anne turned things around when her company faced a financial crisis. She never aspired to the role of CEO, but neither did she shy away from the opportunity to lead when elected by the board of Xerox in 2001. During her tenure she was required to reduce the company’s workforce by 30% and later eliminated the entire desktop portion of Xerox. For her courageous execution in the face of adversity Chief Executive Magazine name her CEO of the Year in 2008 and U.S. News & World Report named her one of America’s Best Leaders. Forbes acknowledged Anne as one of the world’s most influential women in 2005 and 2009.
  4. 4. 3. BRAD SMITH| INTUIT Intuit is one of the world’s largest and most successful financial software companies. It is the maker of the QuickBooks accounting software which is integrated with the Fishbowl Inventory software. Even as a company of nearly $4B in revenue with a market cap of approximately $16.5B, Intuit continues to operate like a collection of startups. Brad has fostered a culture where nearly 8000 employees are allowed to take risks and grow by learning from success and failure.
  5. 5. 4. HOWARD SCHULTZ| STARBUCKS From his upbringing in a poor family in the Bronx to an athletic scholarship and eventually the head of Starbucks, Howard Schultz is a consummate example of courage, hard work, and the ability to achieve the American dream. Even in the glow of his own successes, Howard is also interested in investing in other’s success and continues to invest actively in other business ventures, such as eBay.
  6. 6. 5. LARRY PAGE| GOOGLE Larry Page is another example of a businessperson who can persevere any challenge. Larry and his company have faced much criticism and received ample praise over the years for his company’s actions. But in the midst of the storm, he has never let what others think sway him from pursuing the course for his company that he considers the best.
  7. 7. 6. TIM COOK| APPLE Steve Jobs is a hard act to follow, but thus far, Tim Cook is doing a tremendous job. Rather than attempt to match the consumer-facing innovations Steve Jobs had been known for, Tim Cook is forging into the future with his own new advances, such as Apple’s newest innovative inventory management techniques.
  8. 8. 7. INDRA NOOYI| PEPSICO Indra Nooyi, another of Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women, has not only led her company to record financial results but is making strides to move PepsiCo in a healthier direction, leading the courageous charge to shed traditional fast food properties and to replace them with initiatives to supply healthier foods. She is deeply caring and committed as a senior executive. She is a fun-loving executive as well—she played lead guitar for an all-woman rock band in college, loved to play cricket, and is known to sing karaoke and perform at corporate gatherings to this day.
  9. 9. 8. WARREN BUFFETT| BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY He is a deeply conservative trader during the times that everyone around him is moving from one extreme to the other to the tune of huge losses and gains. Warren Buffett is a perfect example of patience, proving that slow and steady generally wins the business race.
  10. 10. 9. SIR RICHARD BRANSON| VIRGIN GROUP Anyone who owns more than 400 companies and is worth billions of dollars is clearly doing many things right. One has to admire Richard Branson’s tenacity, and his personal brand—so much so, that people love to travel and associate themselves with the Virgin brand.
  11. 11. 10. RUPERT MURDOCH| NEWS CORPORATION Rupert Murdoch is a self-made and hard driven Australia-born head of an American publishing dynasty, as the founder, chairman and CEO of News Corporation. He continues to work unbelievably hard at an age when most would have retired long ago. In the midst of accusation and scandal he’s needed to find new strength to face the accusation of bribery, corruption and hacking by subsidiary firms. This news is still breaking, as Rupert resigns from the boards of several of the subsidiary companies involved. Regardless of the outcome, the work ethic and sheer tenacity Rupert Murdoch has shown in the face of adversity continues to serve as an example to all.
  12. 12. THANK YOU! Praveen Kumar Bangalore

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