Photo J.D. Hancock
Photo J.D. Hancock

1) Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet has the uncanny ability to find the right person for the right job.
“Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you hire somebody without [integrity], you really want them to be dumb and lazy.”

2) Bill Gates
Bill Gates was able to understand his audience and know what they would need, and deliver that need.
“Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs.”

3) Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs could see what was on the horizon, even if consumers could  not comprehend.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

4) Elon Musk
It takes a special kind of person to endure unending criticism and persevere.
“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”

5) Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos has had the vision to persevere. He sees the possibilities, and follows them relentlessly.
“What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.”