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Who are your business heroes?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mattcash, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. mattcash

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    My biggest inspiration when it comes to business is Warren Buffet. He was a young farm boy, no big fancy upbringing or schooling. He got a paper route and delivered newspapers. He took the money he got from newspapers, and bought a gumball machine. He put that in the barber's shop, and kept delivering newspapers. Soon he had a newspaper route, and a route of gumball machines. After school, he would spend hours at a time at the library reading books about business and investing. By age 17 he had enough money to buy his own farm, and lay the foundations of Berkshire Hathaway.

    Because of his lackluster upbringing, the guy has some of the most sensible views on business out there.

    What about you guys, who in business inspires you?
     
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    Gigi Becali,but he is too religious and needs to STFU sometimes.

    I only like him for that since it was an epic black market business deal.

    Jean Lafitte is another one of my heroes,he would hijack ships and steal their cargo then sell their cargo and invest the money.
     
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  3. mattcash

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    Ohhh the Rothschild family is another cool one to read about as well. They set up networks of banks that could move money quickly throughout the nations where they were located. They also used this network to move information away from the public - so they often would know about the end of a war before the royalty did, allowing them to make tons of strategic finance decisions.
     
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    Kevin Rose, former host on Tech TV, co-founded Digg, Milk, etc.
     
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    I also like them,to many people believe too much conspiracy BS about them,because they are really jealous they are not smart enough to be so successful. It all started with one man.
     
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    Dubtube.
     
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    My biggest inspiration of business is one failed neighbor business man. He was not failed once and got the all success he needed for a smooth family. After all his success he is now living in a very poor condition. The thing went wrong for him is my inspiration of business.
    Things are:
    1. If you have opportunity to expand take it. He didn't.
    2. Stick to what you got dont fall back. He fall back.
    3. Nothing is enough. If think u have more then enough then give away the remaining but dont stop.
    Do you like it or not but failure is my biggest inspiration. Not the big one...its the smalls around me.
     
  8. scully

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    Richard Branson
     
  9. sirgold

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    No heroes. Myself, maybe? :D

    The day one stops revering and idolizing others it's generally the day he starts laying the first brick in order to personally succeed. That doesn't mean you necessarily need to turn into a self-absorbed egotistical asshole who can't see qualities or talent in other people...

    It just means that the sooner you honestly learn to concentrate on yourself by analyzing YOUR OWN strengths and weaknesses the sooner you'll likely reach your own goals if you have some talent and determination.

    According to my observations ppl who are obsessed with some sort of "hero" (and this in any field...) or with the latest theory, book, lifestyle of some "guru" (whether he is or not) tend to inevitably spend their time trying to live a life that's not theirs. No point in that imo and this even if you're successful, let alone when you're NOT...

    So, to wrap this up, while I admire a lot of ppl I have no heroes and very glad I've reached this point in my life.
     
  10. scully

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    Online hero? Marcus Frind is as good of a success story as anyone. He did "Plenty of Fish" all by himself - no help from anyone.