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This is only going to be a short one.

I wanted to share a few of my favourite entrepreneurs that inspire me on a daily basis and some of the lessons they have imparted on me to date.

Evan Spiegel Snap inc. founder

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Evan’s made a lot of mistakes. But he’s a fantastic leader, and knows the direction Snapchat is going, continuing to understand the younger generation whilst developing himself.

Lesson learnt: Persistence. Evan could have easily accepted $4bn from Marc Zuckerberg, but he knew there was more than Snapchat that meets the eye. He carried on with focus.

Jack Dorsey — Twitter & Square founder

Jack combines a good balance between work and life. His insights into learning from the world through meditation, running and holistic thinking are fantastic. A shy character at heart, I’ve learnt a lot from him.

Lesson learnt: Solve a problem, even if it’s small. This talk is great!

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William Shu — CEO of Deliveroo

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I’ve followed Deliveroo’s work since the beginning and have been very impressed at how fast they have scaled across the UK (where I’m from).

Will’s work has shared a few insights into how I’d like to run a company. For the first year, he delivered most of the orders to help kick-start and keep costs down. His academic journey is interesting too. Lots to be learnt from Will.

Lesson learnt: Don’t need to be young — he’s 36 right now.

Arianna Huffington — Huffington Post founder

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Her sleep revolution book made me think a little differently about attention and how I should allocate this with the hours I’m awake. Her work with Huffington Post has been an amazing demonstration of how your passion can become a reality. Read her book — it’s really great!

Lesson learnt: Do more with your awake time

Hope this post helped — do comment with who you admire :)

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