What does it take to be one of the most successful and powerful leaders in the world? What is it that they do differently from the rest of us? To better understand the traits and attitudes of those brilliant individuals, Funding Circle, a UK and US peer-to-peer lending platform, created “100 Brilliant Minds and What They Said”.
The creative piece features inspirational quotes by Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Angela Ahrendts, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Larry Ellison, Reid Hoffman, and many more tech gurus and other industries thought leaders that have shaped (and are still shaping) the very business community itself.
The caricatures, by Spanish painter and illustrator Jordi Machi, are alone worth browsing the site. Below are a few pearls of wisdom from those brilliant minds:
“If you've got an idea, start today. There's no better time than now to get going. That doesn't mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there's always small progress that can be made to start the movement” – Kevin Systrom, founder of Instagram.
“You don't need to be a genius or a visionary, or even a college graduate for that matter, to be successful. You just need framework and a dream” – Michael Dell, founder of Dell.
“Brands that respect you as a person and make you feel like you are you, and that you, rather than they, have control over you, will be the ones who are successful” – Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of Lastminute.com.
“Invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people” – Larry Page, co-Founder of Google Inc.
“If your customer base is aging with you, then eventually you are going to become obsolete or irrelevant. You need to be constantly figuring out who are your new customers and what are you doing to stay forever young” – Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com.
If you like testing your knowledge there also a quiz where you can test your knowledge and guess who said what. All in all a successful example of content marketing.
Did you see one of your favourite tech gurus in our list? if not, who are your most admired ones? Let us know in the comment section below.