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…
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.
There’s so much negativity in our lives, whether it be on our social media feeds or our day-to-day lives, that drowns out all the positive, reassuring messages. This Monday we wanted to share some inspiring positivity to help you kickstart your week on the right note instead. This is the story of Serena Williams, a name synonymous with excellence and strength today who faced her fair share of struggles when she walked out on the court for the first time. As an ode to her struggles, right before Williams’ 2016 win against Angelique Kerber marking here 22nd Grand Slam title and taking her WTA singles ranking to No. 1, the BBC posted a video montage that depicted what the 34-year-old ace player had to face during her career.
Today, the 1st of May marks the day we celebrate as International Workers’ Day or Labour Day dedicated to the working class across a majority of the world. The origin of this day can be traced back to the Haymarket affair at Chicago on 4 May 1886 when labour unions in the USA went on a strike to cap the work hours to 8 hours per day. Following a bomb blast during the strike, the police opened fire on the crowd resulting in the death of 4 of the demonstrators. Labour Day began as a day to commemorate the work and lives of these workers. By 1891, May Day came to be acknowledged as an annual international event. In fact, India saw its first Labour Day celebration on 1 May 1923 in Madras (Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. While our history is rife with exemplary people who have beaten all odds to achieve the impossible, this Labour Day we at KredX salute the silent fighters who support these exemplary people and who’ve made their mark in this work through their tireless work and undying spirit. One such person is Sindhutai Sapkal, the “Mother of Orphans” to over 1400 children.
The increasing number of suicide cases among students every passing year is an indication of the mounting pressure on children. In fact, a 2015 report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed that a student commits suicide every hour in India. The sorry state of affairs of children these days is a wake-up call to parents, mentors and teachers everywhere. It is high time we teach them that marks and academic performances are not everything in life. That people succeed even without them and that there are enough examples in the world of such people who’ve gone on to conquer the world through sheer will, dedication and an awesome attitude.
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. From quitting his high-profile, well-paying Wall Street job to setting up an online marketplace from scratch, Bezos has come a long way. His 2017 letter to shareholders has already created quite some buzz with his secret formula for a business’s success, and rightly so. Here below is the much-talked-about letter.
Every now and then we all need a little something to keep us going. Something to remind us that dedication and hard work does pay off, because like they say, “When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going”. All businesses, no matter how big they are now, had to start somewhere and the businesses mentioned here are proof that even with a small budget your business can succeed with just the right attitude.