Business Tips from Top Entrepreneurs of All Time (Part II)
Entrepreneurship is a journey. It isn’t something that you can easily learn after reading a couple of thick books from college. University may teach you theory, but making a successful business empire takes a large amount of courage, leap of faith, and a strong set of skills and decision making.
Of course, a better way to learn the secrets is to learn it from the experts themselves – not only from experts but from the biggest names of all time in the history of business and entrepreneurship.
BILL GATES, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft
Known as the wealthiest man from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009, and has been since 2014, William Henry ‘Bill’ Gates III is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and programmer. Co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen, Gates has held a variety of positions at Microsoft: chairman, CEO, and chief software architect. He is also the largest shareholder until May 2014. To date he is the wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of USD 78.3 billion as of August 2016.
“If I had to say what is the thing that I feel best about, it’s being involved in this whole software revolution and what comes out of that, because you can go all over the world and go into schools and see these computers being used and go into hospitals and see them being used, and see how they’re tools for sharing information that hopefully leads to more peaceful conditions, and just the great research advances that come out of that.”
– Bill Gates
Moreover, Bill Gates is an advocate for excellent customer service. Here are some excerpts: ‘Only a few businesses will succeed by having the lowest price, so most will need a strategy that includes customer service’, and ‘a company’s ability to respond to an unplanned event, good or bad, is a prime indicator of its ability to compete’.
DALE CARNEGIE’s How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie’s book ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ is one of the most popular business books of all time. Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer as well as a developer in the field of self-improvement, public speaking, salesmanship, corporate training, and interpersonal skills.
Secrets of Success, principles from How to Win Friends and Influence People
-Become a friendlier person
-Win people to your way of thinking
-Be a leader
-Gather as much information as possible
-Don’t be complacent
-Maintain a positive mental attitude
-Accept honest criticism
-Find a balance between business and pleasure
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