Your Weekly Dose of Inspiration It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman
One of the first self-made female millionaires was Madam C.J. Walker, who in the early 1900s, developed and operated a cosmetics empire focused on African-American women. She was quoted as saying: I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From the washtub…
Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness. Ace wildlife photographer, entrepreneur, marketer and notable speaker, Rohit Varma, dons multiple hats in life while striking a balance between his two passions: Marketing and Nature & Wildlife photography.
If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out. – Mark Zuckerberg
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
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.
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.