Determination & Imagination
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." - J.K RowlingWith a tumultuous 7-year period, J.K. Rowling had endured the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce, relative poverty and several rejections of the now legendary Harry Potter series of books. Dogged persistence and self-belief eventually saw her become the first ever billionaire author, though she has since given up her billionaire status by giving away much of her fortune to charitable causes.
Shaping The World Around Us
"It takes a lot of effort to make a building look effortless" - Lord Norman Foster
Norman Foster always had a creative streak, even back as far as his simple working-class childhood in Manchester. Foster is one of the most influential architects of the modern age and has helped to shape private and public buildings all over the world.
From Humble Beginnings
Oprah had a very troubled start in life, coming from a poor and abusive home in a small town in Mississippi. After university she rose through the ranks in local radio and onto television, where her honesty and warm character won her ever-larger audiences. Through a succession of clever business moves and a successful presence on film and TV Oprah has built her empire to become the world's first black female billionaire and has influenced a generation.
Inspiring The World
After surviving a life-changing car crash at age 19, Brendon Burchard started to ask himself some of life's big questions. He spent his 20's researching psychology and leadership whilst consulting for Accenture. By age 32 he had struck out on his own and has since become a best-selling author, inspirational speaker and performance coach. Brendon is now one of the world's most successful motivational trainers and is considered alongside Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins.
Never Stop Innovating
Elon Musk is a technical visionary and serial entrepreneur. Famous for making his fortune from PayPal and for founding companies like SpaceX and Tesla, Musk is constantly innovating and taking risks, whilst sticking to his principals and ideals of helping the environment and 'changing the world'.
Business Giant Changing the Modern World"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well." - Jeff Bezos As the founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has had an enormous impact on the entire world. Rather than predicting the future, Bezos has set about creating it, and has been instrumental in shaping how most of us shop, listen to music, watch TV and consume web content.