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On the contrary, the biggest fortunes have been won by those willing to step outside the box and change the way the game is played. Following are twenty-five business innovators of the past, present, and future whose stories are different in many respects, but all point to the same truth: Ingenuity, improvisation, and daring are more important than following the rules even though you might find yourself on the wrong side of the law once in a while.
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He also championed the notion of informality, which he brought to GE. Yet, he has been criticized for his superior attitude, taking credit away from his subordinates, micro-managing his business, firing employees in fits of anger, and any number of minor infractions, such as parking his Mercedes in handicapped spaces.
Sir Richard Branson Inat the age of 22, Richard Branson had recently opened his first Virgin record store in London and signed his first artist, Mike Oldfield, to Virgin records. Five years later, Branson signed the Sex Pistols, a leading pillar of the British punk rock scene who had been rejected by every other record label in England.
In addition to his groundbreaking Virgin record label, record stores, and competitive airline, Branson is famous for his world record-breaking attempts, earning him respect as a daredevil as much as a business mogul. He also has a space plane. If nothing else, Branson has proved that a man can be one of the richest, most successful people in the world and still be cool.
Sam Walton At the end of his autobiography, Made in America, Sam Walton wrote that the most important rule in business is to break all the rules. Bill Gates It is common knowledge that the richest man in the world is a college dropout.
Not content with the prevailing open-source practices of software development, Gates decided to buck the system by demanding a closed-source ethic. By changing the rules of software development, he established the software industry as we know it today.
Donald Trump A self-made billionaire, real estate mogul Donald Trump is widely regarded as a man who makes the rules. It is possible he still enjoys smiling, but apparently it is no longer marketable. Henry Ford The father of the modern automobile, founder of the Ford Motor Company, and inventor of the moving assembly line was a highly unconventional business leader.
Henry Ford challenged his times and his investors by insisting on producing affordable automobiles for a mass market. His risks paid off, and Ford Motor Company has helped define the modern urban landscape.
He just turned a small, family-owned drive-in into a multi-billion-dollar global franchise. He revolutionized the restaurant industry by introducing strict guidelines for how his items were produced and sold.
Unlike Ford, however, Kroc has been criticized for paying his employees as little as possible, and has been accused of trying to circumvent minimum wage laws. Jim Buckmaster Despite its enormous popularity, Craigslist has not received a great deal of respect as a business.
Most of the service is free. It generates revenue solely through small fees for apartment and job listings in select cities. There is no advertising. No attractive user interface.
In sum, Craigslist does not actively compete for business. Lots of people made fun of us, especially at the height of the dot-com boom.
Most of those people are out of business now. The only difference is Shing is from China. Not bad for a man without a high school diploma. Loyal to his humble beginnings his family fled China, penniless, when it was invaded by JapanLi Ka Shing famously prefers not to flaunt his wealth.
He is soft-spoken, pleasant, and wears inexpensive shoes and watches. Prev1 of 3 Next.If you have a job in the present challenging economic times, you are probably doing everything you can to hold on to it.
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