Who is the first person you think of when we say NBA? Michael Jordan of course! Basketball fans everywhere look up to this man. But do you think he had it easy? People probably think Michael Jordan learned to dribble and shoot like a pro when he was a kid. As talented as Jordan may have been growing up, he wasn’t considered the best. In fact, Jordan was told not to play basketball as the coaches couldn’t look past his height which didn’t even reach minimum height requirement. If this was the situation, how did he make it so far? How did he become the legend that he is today? This is the story of the greatest basketball player the world has probably ever seen.
In the year 2015, history silently celebrated as a schizophrenic man received the prestigious Abel Prize, one of the highest award in the field of mathematics. This man, a Ph.D. degree holder, had also been previously awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994. In fact, the 2001 movie, A Beautiful Mind, was based on the life of this math genius. This is the story of John Nash.
When the Forbes 2017 Billionaires List came out earlier this year, it was obvious who the richest man would be. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are household names but one of the men contending them for the top spot on the global billionaires’ list might not have caught your attention. He is a self-made retail aristocrat and the richest man in Europe. But who is he? Why don’t we know much about him?
Well, it is none other than Amancio Ortega, the Spanish business tycoon famous for his fashion brand, Zara.
Don’t we all look up to someone that we admire and respect? It could be their qualities, ethics or their work that makes them so admirable and sets them apart. So, why go through life wishing you could be like them when half the work can be done by adopting the habits of these successful people? Here are the seven powerful habits of the super successful you too could adopt!
In the year 2014, a relatively obscure Chinese company offered its IPO in New York, setting a record as the world’s biggest public stock offering. Not only did it make its founder the richest man in China, but it also went on to make him the 14th richest man in the world! This successful man is Ma Yun, popularly known as Jack Ma, and his story is a true rags-to-riches one.
It’s yet another Monday, yet another lazy start to the week. Clearly, most of us are not fans of Mondays. We all need little pick-me-ups every now and then to keep us inspired and to keep us going. The story of Kalpana Saroj, who was once a child bride and went on to build a multi-million dollar company, will do just that.
Amidst all the hustle and bustle, it is very common for environmental responsibility to take a back seat when running a business. But what we don’t realise is that by going green, not only do you actually do good for the environment and boost the company morale, but customers too are more likely to gravitate towards responsible companies. And what better way to honour this than by going green at work this World Environment Day! Here are some tips to help your business go green and contribute to the environment.
If you take some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation, they all have one thing in common; they’re all voracious readers. And what better way to learn about running a business, than by hearing it from greatest minds in business! These 10 books listed below (in no particular order) will not only introduce you to the personal lives of these entrepreneurs, give you valuable advice and tips, but also talk about the many failures they had to overcome on their path to success.
Let’s face it, not everybody is born a smart cookie, but yet there are some who seem to have it all. One word. Habits. Habits are incredibly powerful and can either make or break your life. But don’t fall for that “21 days to a new habit” myth. There’s no magic number that will turn your life around. It’s hard work, but one that pays off and can turn around your life for the better. So, how can you up your game? Here’s how!
Movies are undeniably powerful. They can take you from feeling ‘down in the dumps’ to ‘I can achieve it all’, from ‘I’m the boss of the world’ to questioning your very existence and everything in between all in a couple of hours. So, what do you do when you’re feeling absolutely blue and uninspired? Watch a movie of course! Listed below are some of our favourite inspirational movies (in no particular order) that double up as an instant ‘pick me up’ pill when you’re feeling low on energy. You can thank us later!