“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Almost every successful entrepreneur has lived this quote during his or her downtime. Incredibly successful business leaders who all have failed badly before winning big instill you to chase your dream much stronger than ever.
Traf-O-Data Failed! But, Bill Gates Became the Richest Man in the World
Bill Gates designed Traf-O-Data to provide traffic statistics to the civil engineers, government authorities, and the others that needed it. However, this project ultimately failed.
This failure did not turn as a huddle for Bill Gates to keep flowing towards success. Now, Bill Gates, known as the co-founder of Microsoft; is one of the richest men in the World with a net worth of around $91.8 billion.
Evan Williams Did Not Let Odeo Failure Come on his Way to Success
Social media giant, Twitter is an amazing platform to connect developed by Evan Williams. However, before this platform appeared; he once tried to start a podcast platform – Odeo.
The business idea did not work well because of the fact; its release coincided with the release of Apple’s podcast section of iTunes.
Steve Jobs Beautifully Embraced His Failure
You know Steve Jobs, as the ‘Man Behind Apple’. And maybe you are reading this on an iPhone or MacBook. Everyone knows much about Steve Jobs and today you recognize him as an entrepreneurial spirit whose legacy is the technologies we cannot bear to live without.
Well, what you perceive about him today entails a long journey of struggle. As, one of the most successful business leaders, there is no denial in saying that Jobs was a great decision maker.
After Apple fired him in 1985, Steve Jobs started NeXT and purchased Pixar. NeXT did not have commercial success but had a broad impact on the computer industry. Pixar brought a big transformation in computer animation. Ten years after Jobs was fired, Apple purchased NeXT.
Four years later, Steve Jobs came back at the helm as CEO. This actually reveals the fact that getting fired from Apple freed him to explore other creative areas of life.
Rags-to-Riches! Success Story of Oracle
When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts. Larry Ellison believed in this fact firmly. He has climbed the success ladder through trials and errors.
A self-made entrepreneur and billionaire parents could not support him financially, and during all his life, he suffered a miserable childhood. However, this did not drag him to fall back and stop performing.
Started with an investment of $1200, Founded in 1977, Oracle, a multinational company was an invention of Larry Ellison and its first customers were CIA, for whom a commercially available relational database management system was in place by Ellison, Miner, and Oates. Now, Larry Ellison is counted as, no. 7 in the list of World’s richest people according to Forbes World’s Billionaires list.
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