There are plenty startup companies that fail during the first year of their existence, but only few of them manage to succeed and become a multinational enterprises that bring huge profits to their founders. Some of those people like to share their experiences with younger generations of entrepreneurs. By listening and analysing these successful stories beginners can learn a lot about running a successful business. In this article you can read about some of the most influential business people from several different industries.
He is a Chinese Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Tencent, an online giant that’s combining e-commerce services, QQ which is the second biggest social network in the world and WeChat messaging system. In Chinese entrepreneurship circles Pony Ma is one of the biggest stars, with young people trying to take selfies with him on almost every internet conference he attends. Why is Pony Ma so special? Not because he’s on a Time 100 list, but because he’s a businessman that perfectly understands culture and politics of his country and he uses this knowledge for company improvement. China’s one child policy made its Millenial generation desperate for interaction, Pony Ma realized this and built one of the biggest business empires in the world by connecting people of the most populated country in the world.
Economic crises that struck the world in 2008, left many experts unemployed. This situation was used by people like Matt Barrie, an Australian programmer, electrical engineer and Master in Applied Finance who founded an online outsourcing marketplace called Freelancer.com. This and many other similar market places offer the chance for skillful professionals to work from their home and fight the high unemployment rates that struck Western World in the years that followed the crises. These outsourcing jobs provided enough capital for many future entrepreneurs to start their own business ventures, which makes Matt Barrie the real pioneer of the Startup era.
Do you remember the Dot-com bubble? Tim is another influential businessman who perfectly used the right moment in gaining his wealth. What’s even more remarkable when it comes to this man, is that he done all that while being a high school student. Since then Timothy Sykes is giving lectures on stock market business and writing very influential blog about the best tactics for penny stock trading. Being brave enough to take big risks from time to time is the thing we can learn from this successful enterpreneur, since penny stock market where he earned most of his money is considered to be very volatile, but with great advisers, good sense for the moment and lots of knowledge, it is not that hard to follow Tim Sykes’s footsteps.
It is hard to imagine this list without mentioning Steve Jobs’s remarkable 30 year long career in IT business. This world owe’s a lot to this great man, who’s considered to be the greatest entrepreneur of all times. As the founder and CEO of Apple he literally kicked off the PC era, with inventions and products like Apple II, graphical user interface, personal computer networks, laser printer etc. Steve Jobs spent big part of his life influencing younger entrepreneurs, and his lectures became the bible of Millennial businessmen. One of the greatest quotes from him is the one where he says you shouldn’t try to beat your competition at their game, but try to redefine the game instead. This thinking made Apple go from 3 moths long shut down to iPhone introduction only 10 years later, which made it the most successful tech company in the world.