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The unusual perspective of high-performing entrepreneurs allows them to turn good ideas into great businesses.
I just came across this quick look at 15 billionaires who are bona fide rags to riches stories.
Here’s Starbucks founder Howard Schultz:
In an interview with British tabloid Mirror, Schultz says: “Growing up I always felt like I was living on the other side of the tracks. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families. And for some reason, I don’t know why or how, I wanted to climb over that fence and achieve something beyond what people were saying was possible. I may have a suit and tie on now but I know where I’m from and I know what it’s like.”
Just a quick heads up as I rush out the door for a meeting.
Forbes has a brief article titled Late-Blooming Billionaires
“Some strike it rich young, but for the tycoons on this list, wealth came only after long years of work, failure and chance inspiration.”
Larry Hillblom the Strange Billionaire
If you are thinking of buying his biography there’s a review online. Continue reading