Wisdom from 26 of the World's Greatest Technopreneurs and Business Leaders


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I've always been intrigued by the world of technology and live inspired by the actions of technology trailblazers. This is the first of my series on wisdom culled from some of the world's most admired technopreneurs and leaders. Hope you'll have as much fun going through the deck as I had putting them together.

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Wisdom from 26 of the World's Greatest Technopreneurs and Business Leaders

  1. 1. Wisdom from 26 of the World’s Greatest Technopreneurs
  2. 2. If you decide that you’re going to do only the things you know are going to work, you’re going to leave a lot of opportunities on the table. - Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO
  3. 3. - Aaron Levie, Founder & CEO I'm obsessed with speed. I'm always asking myself, Why can't we do things faster? Why can't it happen more efficiently?
  4. 4. - Zach Sims, Founder & CEO Don’t stop, don’t die — even if everyone along the way tries to kill you.
  5. 5. We think more about who is going to be competing with what we are going to be doing, not with where we started. - Drew Houston, Founder & CEO
  6. 6. - Julia Hartz, Co-Founder & President For the first two years, when we laid the foundation of what Eventbrite is today, we remained hyper-focused on the customer and the product.
  7. 7. The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. - Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO
  8. 8. If you're changing the world, you're working on important things. You're excited to get up in the morning. - Larry Page, Co-founder & CEO
  9. 9. When recruiting for a startup, you’re looking for the future stars—because you likely can’t afford or convince the current stars. - Dharmesh Shah, Founder and CTO Founder
  10. 10. Your career is your business, and you are its CEO. - Andrew Grove, Former Chairman & CEO
  11. 11. - Hosain Rahman, Co-founder & CEO At any crossroads, it’s important to go back to square one and ask yourself, “Why am I creating this? Is it still important?”
  12. 12. I knew if I didn’t start a company when I did, I never would. - Steve Hafner, Co-founder & CEO
  13. 13. LinkedIn - Reid Hoffman, Co-founder & Executive Chairman Good ideas need good strategy to realize their potential.
  14. 14. Microsoft - Bill Gates, Founder Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
  15. 15. You’ve got to dream big and love what you’re doing to become an expert and just make sure you hit it out of the park and never give up. - Mitch Lowe, Co-founder
  16. 16. - Barney Harford, CEO The thing that gets me so fired up about my job is going to work every day knowing there is still an enormous opportunity to improve the shopping experience for our customers
  17. 17. If something is important enough to you, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it - Elon Musk, Founder
  18. 18. You can’t do everything yourself. So it is important to build a support group and to cooperate with others. - Irwin Jacobs, Co-founder & Former Chairman
  19. 19. When we pay attention to what people want from work, everything gets better. - Graham Weston, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO
  20. 20. - Akio Morita, Founder Carefully watch how people live, get an intuitive sense as to what they might want and then go with it.
  21. 21. Everyone has an idea. But it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea - Jack Dorsey, Co-founder
  22. 22. - Travis Kalanick, Co-founder & CEO As an entrepreneur, I try to push the limits. Pedal to the metal.
  23. 23. Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia. Dee Hock – Founder of Visa - Dee Hock, Founder & Former CEO
  24. 24. With the attention I got on my wealth, I thought I would have become a source of resentment, but it is just the other way around - it just generates that much more ambition in many people. - Azim Hashim Premji, Chairman
  25. 25. - Lin Bin, Co-founder & President We are the only company who does that: being super open and embracing user feedback and upgrading (our software) every week. We are the only company; no others.
  26. 26. The odds of success can be very low -- if you stay focused and persevere it could be you. - Jeremy Stoppelman, Co-founder & CEO
  27. 27. - Tony Hsieh, Founder and CEO Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.
  28. 28. Feel free to reach out & connect : Inspire © www.linkedin.com/in/francisfoo/ francisfoo@wustl.edu @francisfooqh