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Inspirational Quotes From Legendary Billionaires.

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“Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.”

                – Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet


“When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead.”

            – Carlos Slim Helu, CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, Grupo Carso.


Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu


“I just love it when people say I can’t do it, there’s nothing that makes me feel better because all my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.”

          – Ted Turner, Founder of CNN.
Ted Turner

Ted Turner


“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.”

              – J. Paul Getty, Founder of Getty Oil Company
J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty


“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”

              – Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA.
Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad


“We’re going where no one has gone before. There’s no model to follow, nothing to copy. That is what makes this so exciting.”

             – Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group.
Richard Branson

Richard Branson


“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

            – Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple.
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs


“You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.”

             – Oprah Winfrey, CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey


“We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”

         – Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart.
Sam Walton

Sam Walton


“The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

               – Aristotle Onassis, Greek Shipping Magnate.
Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis


“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

               – Andrew Carnegie, Founder of Carnegie Steel Company.
Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie


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What makes some people fantastically innovative?

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What makes some people fantastically innovative?

Not that I am a great innovator or a tech guy,I just want to discuss about the key feature of an innovator’s thinking.To be straight to the point I even have no idea whether I am capable of writing on this topic or not.Well…we’ll see how it goes.



I have been reading some nice books from some time.By combining the statements there and my own experiences,I would like to say something about the topic.

What takes to be a successful innovator or an inventor? Seems as if a complicated question.But,I think that completely depends on one’s thinking and the way he looks at a problem.Going deeply, here are some of my suggestions for you guys……

  • JUST DO WHAT YOU LIKE: The most important specification to be an innovator is to enjoy your work.And,that comes when you really do what you like,and like what you do.How wierd may be your interest,just do it(unless,it hurts some body or it is illegal…).Many would criticize you,make fun of you.But,just think about the goal,it really gives you the confidence that,yeah…I can do that.Beleive me,this really works.!!
  • TAKE RISKS:Let me tell you,unless you take risks,it’s nothing.Take risks,succeed in that and be as an inspiration to your fellow mates.You may think that,we would really survive without taking risks but,let me tell you,with this kind of attitude you may survive but,you cannot make an impact on the world. 
  • GO TO THE PROBLEMS THOUGH THEY ARE NOT YOURS:This is the statement that has worked out for me the most.This was actually told by my dad.I really believe in Steve Jobs statement that,just go on what you like but,there will be a time where these irrelative things combine to give a fantastic product.But,the only thing is,How well you use these arts you have learnt when a problem is presented in front you.
  • YOUR THINKING REFLECTS WHAT YOU ARE:Generally,only those innovations succeed which have some unique quality.Research shows that your thinking kind depends on your behaviour.So,act different,be different and think different to get a solution or to tackle the problem differently.Now,what exactly it takes to have a big innovation,small innovation or a ok innovation.The basic thing is how exactly you question yourself.The cases are ‘how?’ and ‘why?’.For the guys actually question a problem like ‘how?’ they actually manage to make an innovation which will take them out of that particular problem,or say it a temporary solution.Hm…like that becomes a small innovation.But,when you question as ‘why?’ you actually are questioning the way its done.I guess you got my point.Like if you question ‘why?’ you actually start thinking from the rots which will give you obviously the best solution which eventually becomes the fantastic innovation.? This very paragraph is actually,my version of the discussion in the book…’The innovation secrets of Steve Jobs‘.
    Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs

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Over paid CEOs in U.S.A

     I really got surprised when I saw these figures and wanted to share with all of you.Here is the list of over paid CEOs in America.

8. Kevin Sharer

Kevin Sharer

Kevin Sharer

* Company: Amgen Inc.  

* Total compensation: $21,138,133

Sales at the world’s largest biotech company rose from $14.6 billion in 2009 to $15.1 billion in 2010. Net income was higher by 2% to $4.6 billion. Amgen has relied heavily on its anemia drugs, which have experience eroding sales over the past two years. Sharer made an extraordinary $26 million over the two years that ended in 2010. During that time Amgen’s shares were flat compared to a 65% increase in the Nasdaq.


7. William Weldon

William Weldon

William Weldon

* Company: Johnson & Johnson
* Total compensation: $28,720,491

Johnson & Johnson has been battered by product recalls that have hurt the company’s sales and tarnished its brand — one that was once among the most valuable in the world. In a period that ended last April, J&J had 22 product recalls in 19 months. Among the products recalled were widely sold Motrin and Children’s Tylenol. He was grilled by a congressional committee last September and exchanged barbs with Food and Drug Administration officials over the recalls


6. Robert Stevens

Robert Stevens

Robert Stevens

* Company: Lockheed Martin Corporation
* Total compensation: $21,897,820

The drop in Lockheed Martin’s  share price did not just occur over the course of 2010. Its stock has underperformed the DJIA over the past five years as well. While revenue in 2010 was up to $45.8 billion from $44 billion the year before, net income fell to $2.9 billion — lower than any of the previous three years. The anticipation of federal defense budget cuts may have hurt Lockheed’s share price. But Wall St. expects sales overseas to be strong for the next several years. The blame for delays and test problems with Lockheed’s huge F-35 program do belong with Stevens. And while Stevens still has a job, in June the company said it would cut 6,500 workers. Stevens did not even take a pay cut!!


5. William Swanson

William Swanson

William Swanson

* Company: Raytheon Co.
* Total compensation: $18,787,343

Defense contractor Raytheon  had net income of $1.8 billion in 2010 down from $1.9 billion the year before. Revenue was nearly flat at $25 billion. Raytheon shares have probably suffered because of concerns about the government’s defense budget. Swanson has made almost $58 million over the three years that ended in 2010. Based on how investors have done, that is excessive.


4. Miles White

Miles White

Miles White

* Company: Abbott Laboratories
* Total compensation: $25,564,283

Abbott Labs  recently announced it would break itself into two companies. It was the best thing management has done for shareholders in years. Abbott has been criticized for its acquisition spree, and now it has decided to break the businesses it has acquired into parts. Abbott has also struggled with product development. The drug and medical device company has failed to develop any major pharmaceuticals out of its M&A operations in the past two years. Abbott’s revenue rose from $30.8 billion in 2009 to $35.2 billion in 2010, but net income fell from $5.7 billion to $4.6 billion.


3. Laurence Fink

Laurence Fink

Laurence Fink

* Company: BlackRock Inc.
* Total compensation: $23,839,294

Laurence Fink is considered the best money manager in the world. BlackRock  is the largest money management firm in the U.S., with assets under management of $3.66 trillion. He continues to be well-regarded by the press. Fink was recently added to the Forbes “WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE” list.


2. Tom Ward

Tom Ward

Tom Ward

* Company: SandRidge Energy Inc.
* Total compensation: $21,756,257

SandRidge, an oil and natural gas company, has piled on debt as it has moved from gas to liquid energy assets. In the process, SandRidge spent $2.2 billion on assets in the Permian Basin and $1.8 billion for acreage on the Anadarko Shelf. Long-term debt reached $2.9 billion at the end of 2010. The debt is listed as one of the risk factors in the company’s 10-K. SandRidge’s prospects improved in 2010 as revenue rose to $932 million from $591 million in 2009.


1. John Chambers

John Chambers

John Chambers

* Company: Cisco Systems
* Total compensation: $18,871,875

Cisco was once considered the most well-run large company in Silicon Valley. That has changed in the last year as it has become clear that Chambers, a dean of valley ceos, diversified that company too far beyond its core router business. Margins in the new set-top box, WiFi, and videoconference businesses do not match those of routers. Chambers has begun a retreat from his M&A strategy, trying to refocus the company. He has had only limited success so far. Cisco has also announced that its rapid growth will slow considerably in the next two years.


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Richard Branson

Richard Branson

Don’t judge a person by his or her cv….

He says ,”When hiring somebody, I never ask to see a curriculum vitae. I feel that since I didn’t have one myself, it would be a bit presumptuous to ask to see anyone else’s.”

“We have a philosophy at Virgin of trying to promote from within. The advantage is you know someone’s weaknesses and strengths when they get promoted. We often promote people above the position they’d expect. I’ve had the cleaning lady running the record studio. I’ve had someone who was a flight attendant managing a hotel. She worked her way up. ”

“I normally make up my mind about whether I can trust somebody within 60 seconds of meeting them.”

Make a fool of yourself…

“In the 1980s Freddie Laker, the British airline executive, gave me a great piece of advice on setting up my own airline. He told me two key things: ‘You’ll never have the advertising power to outsell British Airways. You are going to have to get out there and use yourself. Make a fool of yourself. Otherwise you won’t survive.’ He also wisely said: ‘Make sure you appear on the front page and not the back pages.’ I’ve followed that advice ever since. I’ve been very visible and made a fool of myself on more than one occasion.”

I found the press enjoyed writing stories about Virgin if they could put a face to the name. For the first time I began to use myself to promote the companies and the brand. Apart from never involving my family, I was happy to do anything to increase Virgin’s profile: promotion was one of the keys to our growth.”

Surround yourself with people better than yourself. Praise is better than criticism..

“The absolute key is 
how good you are with people. If you can surround yourself with people who are genuinely excited about what you are doing; if you can draw out the best in people, if you are good at lavishing praise and not criticizing, inspiring your people, that’s something you have to do from day one.”

“If you look for the best in your employees, they’ll flourish. If you criticize or look for the worst, they’ll shrivel up. We all need lots of watering.”

Delegate: It isn’t all about you…

“The next stage is to be a great delegator, and not try to do everything yourself. Try to find people that are better than you, who could put you out of business effectively. Whatever you spend all day doing, try to find someone better than you to do that to replace you at it so you can go off and think about the next big picture.

An entrepreneur is not a manager. An entrepreneur is someone who is great at conceiving ideas, starting ideas, building ideas, but then handing over to good managers to handle the business.”

Don’t be afraid to rock the boat…..

“I have never enjoyed being accountable to anyone else or being out of control of my own destiny. I have always enjoyed breaking the rules, whether they were school rules or more general rules such as the idea that no 17-year-old can edit a national magazine.”

Money should not be your only goal…

“Our priorities are the opposite of most competitors, who worry about shareholders first, customers next, employees last. For us, employees matter most. Start off with a happy well-motivated workforce, you’re far more likely to have happy customers.”

“I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off not doing it. A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

Be impulsive – and don’t always trust numbers…

“I make up my mind about a business proposal within 30 seconds and whether it excites me. I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics. I feel numbers can be twisted to prove anything.”

Stay organized: keep lists (and lots of them)…

“I have always lived my life by making lists: lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen. Each day I work through these lists, and that sequence of calls propels me forward.”

Take risks, and prepare for the worst..

“Remember that it is impossible to run a business without taking risks. Virgin would not be the company it is today if we had not taken risks along the way. … Devote yourself to it 100 percent and be prepared to take a few hits along the way. If you go into something expecting it to fail, nine times out of 10, it will.”

“Though I believe in taking risks, I also firmly believe in “protecting the downside.” This means working out in advance all the things that could go wrong and making sure you have all those eventualities covered. We have come close to failure many times. Most entrepreneurs skirt close to it.”

Keep your employees close, and your family closer…

“I’ve always worked from home. I’ve never worked from an office. I would pop in a lot to our record company. I originally worked in a houseboat, the kids would be crawling around on the floor, I would be meeting with people, I might be changing a nappy. So the kids literally grew up with me while we were building the Virgin empire.”

“With modern communication, one shouldn’t get stuck in the office. The more one can get out and about the better. Spend as much time as you can with your people and spend as much time with your family as you can. Getting that balance is absolutely critical.”

Don’t rest on your laurels…

“Once we get comfortable as a company, I like to push the boat out again. My wife keeps saying, ‘Why? Why? You’re fifty [now sixty]. Take it easy. Let’s enjoy it.’ But I’m in a fairly unique position. … If I put all my money in the bank and drink myself to death in the Caribbean, I just think that would be a waste of the fantastic position I’ve found myself in.”

“Whenever Virgin has money, I always renew my search for new opportunities. I am always trying to broaden the group so that we are not dependent upon a narrow source of income, but I suspect that this is due more to inquisitiveness and restlessness than sound financial sense.”

Make good products that speak for themselves, but don’t shy away from self-promotion

“The most important thing in marketing is the product itself. Make absolutely certain that you’ve got a product that is worth going out there and shouting about. Once you’ve done that, the cheapest form of marketing is to use yourself to try and put your company on the map.”

“A good chairman, at least 1/3 of their job will be getting out there and promoting their company.”

Have fun!….

“Above all, remember to have fun with it. That keeps you and your colleagues enthusiastic and motivated. One of my favorite sayings summarizes this perfectly: ‘The brave may not live forever — but the cautious do not live at all!'”

Inspiring Atheletes…..

Lance Armstrong

LANCE AMSTRONG : Lance Armstrong has already proven he is the greatest athlete ever in the present period. Many ask what drives a man to press on, where does such strength of character come from. How can so much dedication and commitment cause a man to persevere in all aspects of their life? Lance Armstrong is an inspiration to what we all as humans have in common. The level of human intent in our species is well documented and something every one of us possesses.

Nadia Comaneci

NADIA COMANECI: Romania’s Nadia Comaneci was the star of the Montreal Olympics in 1976 when she became the first gymnast in Olympic history to be awarded the perfect score of 10.0 and the judges awarded her the maximum mark seven times during the games.In 1976 and 1980 olympic games she won a total of 9 olympic medals.

Carl Lewis

CARL LEWIS :Carl Lewis is one of the greatest athletes in the world. He is known for his world records in running as well as his records in the long jump. Carl Lewis was born in Birmingham though he was actually brought up in Willingboro, New Jersey.
Carl Lewis started participating in long jump events when he was just 13 years old!!

Kapil Dev

KAPIL DEV: Kapil Dev, also known as the Haryana Hurricane, aptained India to World Cup victory n 1983; broke Richard Hadlee’s record of 431 wickets in Test cricket; first ODI century by an Indian; only cricketer to score 4,000 Test runs and take 400 wickets; named Indian Cricketer of the Century by Wisden
Kapil Dev is widely regarded as one of the finest all-rounders the game has ever seen. Kapil’s all-round capabilities catapulted the Indian team to the pinnacle of success and it was but natural that Wisden named him the Indian Cricketer of the Century.

Sergey Bubka

SERGEY BUBKA: Sergey Bubka is widely regarded as a living legend of sport. He burst on the international scene when, as a 19-year-old, he scored an upset victory at the inaugural World Championships of Athletics in 1983. After this victory he built his career into one of the most remarkable dominations sport has ever seen. He held the title of World Champion for 16 years (1983 to 1999) as he won 6 consecutive gold medals. He is still the only athlete in any event to win at six world championships.
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Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher: Michael Schumacher was born in Germany in 1969. He is widely recognized as being the world’s best ever racing driver. In 1986, he first raced in Karting, his hometown when he was 14.
In 1995 sheumacher became the youngest double Formula 1 World Champion (1994 and 1995 seasons) ever. Besides, he is also the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 World Champion. In 1996, Schumacher entered the Ferrari Team and he won third place with the total score of 54. This year was very crucial for Sheumacher because he became a central figure in Formula 1. Since 1994, Sheumacher has won the World Champion for seven times.


PELE: Edson Arrantes de Nascimento by his full name, Pele was born in Tres Coracoes in Brazil, in a family that loved soccer, his father being himself a player for Fluminese (his father was known as Dondinho). In this sporty atmosphere, the young Pele learned to enjoy the game, despite the poverty he grew up in.At last the love he had towards the game made him a legend.

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13 CEOs With Learning Disabilities.. shook the world with their VICTORIES..!!


Richard Branson’s dyslexia made high school especially difficult

Richard Branson

The wildly wealthy head of Virgin used to routinely fail standardized tests in school due to his dyslexia. When he started an alternative newspaper at his high school and filled it with worthwhile content, the headmaster of the school said, “Congratulations, Branson. I predict that you will either go to prison or become a millionaire.”

Peter Kight started his own company because of his ADD

Peter Kight

Peter Kight

Mr. Kight is the founder of CheckFree Corporation, which was acquired by Fiserv in 2007. From 2007 until early 2010, he served as Fiserv?s Vice Chairman and, from 1981 to 2007, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CheckFree Corporation. Mr. Kight is currently a managing partner of Comvest Investment Partners. In the past five years, in addition to Fiserv, Mr. Kight served a director of CheckFree Corporation, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (current), a publicly traded company that distributes computing solutions and services, and Manhattan Associates, Inc. (current), a publicly traded company that provides supply chain planning and execution solutions. The board concluded that Mr. Kight should be a director of the company because he is a pioneer in the financial services technology industry, specifically in the areas of electronic funds transfer, online banking and electronic billing and payment, and because he continues to drive industry innovation and product development. Principal Occupation: Managing Partner, Comvest Investment Partners.

The CEO of Kinkos embraced his dyslexia and ADD when he started his company

CEO of Kinkos...orfalea

Orfalea calls his learning disabilities “learning opportunities.” In his case, his learning style helped him see the big picture and not worry about tiny details — very good skills for a businessman who has lots of ideas.
For group projects in school, Orfalea would take care of photocopying the notes for everyone in order to get out of writing them. It makes sense that he would end up starting the largest copy shop in the world

John Chambers overcame his dyslexia with an optimistic attitude

Jhon Chambers

Jhon Chambers

The CEO of Cisco said he wishes he had made his struggles with reading more public: “You consider it a weakness and you don’t share your weaknesses. And you don’t realize that it helps others who have this issue, and also your family.”

Asperger’s syndrome didn’t stop Bram Cohen from changing the internet forever

Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen

While not necessarily a learning disability, Asperger’s syndrome kept Bram Cohen firmly rooted in a world of patterns, puzzles, and computers. This was a big asset when he created BitTorrent, a disruptive technology that lets people transfer huge amounts of information over the Internet.

David Neeleman is famously frank about his ADHD

David Neleman

David Neleman

The CEO of JetBlue calls his ADHD an asset. He said, “One of the weird things about the type of ADHD I have is, if you have something you are really, really passionate about, then you are really, really good about focusing on that thing.”
He says his ADHD led to him creating JetBlue’s e-ticketing system!!

Charles Schwab deals with his dyslexia every day

Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab

Schwab didn’t even realize his condition had a name until his son was diagnosed with it based on his same symptoms. He’s since become quite candid about it, and founded to help kids aged 8-12 to tackles their own learning disabilities

Ikea’s name comes from its founder’s dyslexia

Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad

Ikea is actually an acronym of founder Ingvar Kamprad’s initials, Elmtaryd, the farm where he grew up, and the nearby village of Agunnyard. He picked Swedish-sounding names for all the products so that he wouldn’t have to remember strings of letters and numbers.

Reading difficulty didn’t stop Tommy Hilfiger from designing popular clothing

Tommy Hilfiger

Hilfiger said, “I performed poorly at school, when I attended, that is, and was perceived as stupid because of my dyslexia. I still have trouble reading. I have to concentrate very hard at going left to right, left to right, otherwise my eye just wanders to the bottom of the page”.

The Apple founder is dyslexic

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Dyslexia might make it more difficult for Steve to read, but it certainly hasn’t slowed down his desire to innovate.

Dyslexia didn’t stop the founder of HP

Bill Hewlett

Bill Hewlett

Bill Hewlett co-founded Hewlett-Packard, and became the world’s second largest company of the world at one point…’nt that fantastic..!!

Henry Ford was dyslexic

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

He’s credited with building the first practical automobile and he helped create a middle class in America. He had fierce ambition: “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal,” he once said

Ted Turner made his fortune despite a learning disability

Ted Turner

Ted turner

The CEO of the Turner Broadcasting System surrounds himself with lots of talented people who specialize in different areas — that way, he can tackle any problem. That strategy has worked well: he’s worth roughly $2 billion.

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