Want to be an entrepreneur, that too a good one? Inspiration will sure guide you the path to successful entrepreneurship. The following are some inspiring entrepreneurs you have to follow:
Daniel Kahneman is a American psychologist who was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002, for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision making and behavioral economics. He is the Professor of Public Affairs Emeritus at Princeton University and Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology. He began his academic career at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1961. He also taught at the University of Berkeley where he obtained his PhD and at University of British Columbia. In 1994 he joined the Princeton faculty and retired in 2007. Over his wide range research career, he was involved in many fields of psychology. His work with his late colleague Amos Tversky, to the psychology of judgment and decision making has earned him a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002. His life will make you think of life in entirely new ways.
Travis Kalanick is the CEO and Co-Founder of Uber Technologies Inc. His lessons for Entrepreneurs are invaluable. He is a successful entrepreneur in consumer internet, enterprise content delivery and transportation. His company Uber, is an on demand black car service, which is bringing disruptive technology and business innovation to challenges faced by urban transportation. Before Uber Kalanick founded Red Swoosh, an enterprise Content Delivery Company which was sold in 2007 to Akamai Technologies. He also founded Scour before Uber, which is the world’s first p2p search engine where Kalanick got the distinction of being sued for $250 billion. This 38 year old entrepreneur was dropout from University of California has a net worth of $5.3 billion.
Tony Hsieh is an American internet entrepreneur and a venture capitalist with a B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard University. He is the CEO of Zappos.com, an online shoe and clothing shop. He is the Founder and Partner of VegasTechFund. Hseih originally got involved with Zappos as an Advisor and investor in 1999, 2 months after it was founded, in 2000 he joined Zappos full time. It was under his leadership, the company has grown gross sales from $1.6M in 2000 to $1 B in 2008 by focusing on customer service.Before Zappos he co-founded the internet advertising network LinkExchange, which was sold for $265 M in 1999 to Microsoft. Before LinkExchange he worked as a Software Engineer at Oracle. This entrepreneur is not a mere shoe salesman. He is the inspiring model for how corporate executives can stay firmly connected to the real world. His tweets itself speak of his reputation. He wrote a book “Delivering Happiness”.
Marie Forleo is the right fit for the word “ self made woman”. This energetic, straight talking success guru is an American life coach, author, motivational speaker and web television host. Forleo has a degree in business finances from Seton Hall University. She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and Marie TV. After graduating, she became a trading assistant on NYSE, she later left it and worked for Mademoiselle and Gourmet. She took an online course for skills necessary for coaching clients. She established a newsletter in 2001 and gained subscribers and clients from her previous relationships she formed through fitness classes and bartending. In 2009 she founded Marie Forleo International, a business coaching practice, which focuses on personal development and small business training for entrepreneurs. In 2011 she launched MarieTV, a web television show. Her website is on Forbes list of “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs.” She is a thought leader for the next gen.
Guy Kawasaki is a Silicon Valley marketing executive. He is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an online magazine which offers articles about buzzing topics. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for Macintosh marketing in 1984. He popularized the concept of technology evangelism and evangelism marketing. He is a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures and Canva’s chief evangelist, which is an online graphic design tool. Before this, he was an adviser to the Motorola business unity of Google and Apple’s chief evangelist.
He has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford university and a master’s degree from University of California and an honorary doctorate degree from Babson College. He wrote 10 books, including, How to drive your competition crazy, Enchantment, The Macintosh Way, Rules for Revolutionaries. This serial entrepreneur and Apple’s former chief evangelist has an eye for success and is definitely an inspiring entrepreneur.