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
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!
William Shu — CEO of Deliveroo
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.
The CEO of Deliveroo delivers pizza on his bike on the weekends, and his customers have no idea who…
William Shu, the CEO of Deliveroo, frequently grabs a bicycle and delivers pizzas himself, mainly on the weekends, he…
Arianna Huffington — Huffington Post founder
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 :)