It seems that everyone today wants to call themselves an entrepreneur. But we have to say, there are some that are way, WAY ahead of everyone else. And d’you know what? The best ones out there are those who also help others on their journey too.
The following are 10 truly successful entrepreneurs who provide those who’re up and coming with truly valuable advice.
1. Daymond John
Founder of FUBU, Daymond John, is uber-successful. And if you’re looking for advice on how you too can follow in his footsteps, then this is one prolific guy. Whether it’s his blog, or his many talks on how it’s possible to start a business without being rich to begin with, this is a guy with principles and morals.
2. Kip Tindell
Founder and CEO of The Container Store, Kip Tindell has a great philosophy and work ethic. He not only has an extraordinary head for business, but he believes in looking after those who work for him too. In this video he explains exactly why his employees are his greatest assets. This philosophy is one that many up and coming entrepreneurs would be prudent to take note of…
3. Scott Adams
Who doesn’t love Dilbert? Creator, Scott Adams, had a tough time on his road to success. But his philosophy of ‘don’t ever give up’ is something he’s carried with him over the years – and that he tries to instil into everyone around him who he might have an influence over. We can all take something away from this ethos – no matter how hard things get. The next mountain we climb over might just be the one where the grass gets greener!
4. Sara Rotman
Founder, Chief Exec, and CCO of MODCo, Sara Rotman, is one of the best out there when it comes to providing truly great advice to those making their way in the world. This gal started her multi-million dollar empire from her living room, and her staunch advice to all out there is that ‘being comfortable is the enemy’. Wise words from this hard working, truly inspirational businesswoman.
5. David Lai
David Lai, of Hello Design, is a great role model for all young designers out there. He loves to show why risk is worthwhile, why innovation is what drives him, and why, in his word, ‘design can change the world!’
Of course, many in the design field will look towards David as a success story. But his ethos and passion for work and life are something that we can all take to heart, no matter what field we’ve chosen to follow.
6. Dan Horan
In the field of agriculture, one of the nicest (and most successful) entrepreneurs out there has to be Dan Horan – founder of Five Acre Farms. This champion of local farm produce from local farmers believes that keeping things simple is the key. His ethos is that for people to want to purchase your product, the last thing they want is a lecture. K.I.S.S (keep it simple, stupid) should’ve been an acronym this guy came up with…
7. Dane Atkinson
Dane Atkinson, CEO of SumAll, believes that one of the keys to success is total business transparency. And hey, we have to agree with the guy. He is now perhaps one of the champions for such business ethics, trailblazing a path that others would do well to take heed of. From social media to innovation, wage transparency to company holdings – this is a guy who’s honestly trying to make life better for all who work for and with him.
8. Mark Cuban
A guy who needs no introduction, one thing that Mark Cuban now concentrates on is the difficult questions facing out country. He’ll happily challenge The President or shoot his mouth off about Obama care on his blog and via Twitter.
And getting people thinking and talking about such important aspects has to be a good thing. After all, if we all simply sit and do nothing, then what will ever change? Cuban is using his massive clout to get the regular folks (that’s you and us) up off our asses and stirring us into action!
9. Ron Saich
Founder and CEO of Panera Bread, Ron Saich, is certainly putting his success to good use when it comes to helping others. He makes regular university speeches, posts great stuff on LinkedIn, writes articles for publications such as The Washington Post and Huff Post, and is generally one of life’s good guys. Oh, and is pretty damn business savvy to boot…
10. Tim Ferriss
No such list would be complete without Tim Ferriss. This guy is truly an inspiration to millions. And while he certainly makes money from his efforts, he doesn’t discriminate towards those who might not be able to afford to purchase his online wares.
No matter who you are, you can sign up for free to the #1 business podcast, The Tim Ferris Show, and also take advantage of all the other great stuff accessible via his website.