Secrets of success

The first issue of Forbes magazine was published

On September 15, 1917 .This edition is known all over the world thanks to the ranking of the richest people, which appears every year. We have collected ten secrets of a successful career from the participants of the famous Forbes list.

Steve Jobs at a speech at Stanford University in 2005 admitted that he lives by the principle:

“Live every day as if it were your last.” The founder of Apple heard this phrase as a young man, and the words hooked him. “When I look in the mirror, I ask myself: “If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I plan for today?” And if for several days in a row the answer was no, I understood that something needed to be changed,” said Steve Jobs.

Oprah Winfrey advises sometimes to change the image

Then you can change the opinion of others about yourself. “I know if you see an opportunity to change your life, to see what you can become, and not just who you are at the moment, then you will be a huge success,” Oprah told graduates at a speech at Duke University in 2009.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said

In a speech at the Belle Haven Community School in Menlo Park, California, “It’s easier to do what you love.” Of course, you can do what you don’t like, but then you have to make a lot of effort. But doing what you love is always easier and more enjoyable.

Take risks – and be successful!

This is how Eli Broad, an American businessman, defines the secret of success. He once gave a speech at the School of Art and Architecture at the University of California. The businessman said, “No one has ever made a billion dollars by being cautious, insecure or rational.”

Michael Dell, founder of Dell

believes you should never be “the smartest guy in the room.” You need to look for those who are more talented, smarter than you and gain experience. “Try never to be the smartest guy in the room. And if you are, then call people smarter than you or find another room, ”Dell said at a speech at the University of Texas in 2003.

Where there is less competition

There is an excellent field for activity. And there are always fewer madmen in large projects. Larry Page, the founder of Google, spoke about this at a speech at the University of Michigan in 2009: “I think it’s easier to make progress on mega-ambitious projects. I know it sounds completely crazy. But as long as there aren’t enough crazy people to do it, you won’t have many competitors.”

Not passion

But perseverance is the key to success, says Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft. He spoke the following words at a speech at the University of Southern California in 2011: “You will achieve some success. You will come across impregnable walls. You will try to formulate a new idea, offer something innovative, but it will not work. Your success will determine how stubborn, receptive, ultimately optimistic, and once again stubborn in what you do.”

“Work like an ox and don’t forget about advertising,”

Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, once said. And one of the most successful people in the world advises to be early risers: go to bed early and wake up early. (Quoted from Turner’s speech at Montana State University, 2011).

“Be open to new things,”

Advises Pierre Morad Omidyar, founder of eBay. One should not be afraid of surprises, but prepare for them, the businessman believes. (Quoted from the text of a speech at Tufts University, 2002).

Investor Carl Icahn gives quite simple advice.

He says: “Think for yourself.” Follow innovation and move against the flow – this is the secret of success. (Quoted from the text of a speech at Drexel University School of Business, 2008).