Great Business Leaders You Should Emulate: Follow Their Success and Avoid Their Mistakes

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The world is full of men and women with great dreams but has few individuals who have gone forward to conquer the odds and actually become great. Today we’ll be looking at some of the greatest leaders in the world of business who are icons whose success stories are worth learning from.

Tim Cook is presently the CEO of Apple which is currently ranked as the most valuable company in the world at over a trillion dollars. Steve Jobs might be the man who brought Apple to the limelight, but it is Tim Cook who has led Apple to the new heights it has reached.

Warren Buffett is a serial investor with a penchant for investing in highly profitable opportunities. He currently stands as one of the wealthiest individuals in the world and is also recognized as a mentor who isn’t afraid to share his unique knowledge to the willing. He is also big on philanthropy.

Mr. Plank is the Founder and CEO of Under Armour, a brand that specializes in quality sportswear for men and women, and is globally recognised. According to Kevin Plank, “Brand is not a product… It’s how you carry yourself.”

Mr Mackey strongly believes in the value of competition in the business world as can be seen in his quote, “competition forces companies to get out of their complacency…” He is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods

This is the man who has led the Disney Corporation from being a company that was recognised for just cartoons to being the company that is literally taking over Hollywood. He recently led the acquisition of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucas Films to expand Disney’s theme parks and led the company from already impressive heights to even more impressive heights.

Very few people in the world can at the moment say they have never heard of Netflix. Under the leadership of Hastings, the brand has gone from being a mere streaming service to being big competition for some of Hollywood’s biggest studios.

Businessman, investor, and inventor are just a few words that accurately describe Musk. He is most known for starting PayPal before moving on to his SpaceX program and becoming a key player in the fortunes of Tesla Motors. Looking at Musk just goes to show that you can be great at more than one thing.

Ma is a man that was plagued with failure after failure before eventually becoming one of the richest and most powerful business magnates in China and now the world. He is the founder of the Alibaba Group, one of the world’s biggest conglomerates, and is involved in a variety of global projects

If there’s something to learn from these mavens of the business world, it is a good thing can always be made better and never give up; no matter how big or small, make sure you are covered during the difficult times and you will continue to grow and grow. If you also want to attain success in the business world, emulate these leaders and create your own path and unique brand story.