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Who was your biggest inspiration or your favorite businessperson/entrepreneur (other than MJ of course)?

Before I read Millionaire Fastlane I was really big on Sam Walton of Wal-Mart fame. Yours?
 

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I was gonna post this exact thread!

I’ve had it in the back of my mind for over a week now..

but you should change it to “Your favorite Entrepreneur and why”

Me? Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and Jay-z.. I’ll state why in a bit (busy)
 

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I would love to emulate Warren Buffett some day.

Also, I’m a big fan of Mark Cuban. Many, many years ago I sent him an email after I saw him on the cover of a small magazine. He actually replied to me a day later. I thought that was the coolest thing ever.
 

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In the 90s, it was Bill Gates. I even set a photo of him as my Windows 98 wallpaper back then.
Now it's Kevin O Leary, the founder of Lululemon and the founder of Razer.
 

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Sam Walton, William Cargill, Charles Koch, John Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt

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Favorite: Peter Diamandis

Since "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is my bible in a way, I evaluate people by how far they have moved up "the ladder of personal growth" and apply the concepts: Proactivity -> Leadership -> Management -> Win-Win Thinking -> Understand Others / Be Understood -> Synergizing -> Continuous Improvement and Adjustments

Peter Diamandis comes in first, Elon only second because he at least tries to inspire others to synergize, collaborate and become leaders and get synergy going. Peter's companies also tackle crazy ambitious things.
He does subscribe to the "competition first, collaboration as an additional gimmick" thinking to some degree, but there is an obvious understanding of "Interdependence over Independence" thinking and he propagates that with his books.

Also like Carmack (when he talks about thinking big:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyjJrF2gJ34
more so than when he executes)
 

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My ex wifes father Hans Michelsen from Hamburg.He worked his a$$ off manufacturing and installing double glazed windows then decided to just order them. The government opened a place nearby for yearly motor car inspections so he set up a number plate facility and a cafe called Hanswurst and made a mint . His factory he rented out space to an Italian drinks company. So he made money from.the cafe the liicence plates, the windows and the storage space. Not sure if I explained that well enough but he was so cool.
 
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James Schramko
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Richard Branson
 

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Who was your biggest inspiration or your favorite businessperson/entrepreneur (other than MJ of course)?

Before I read Millionaire Fastlane I was really big on Sam Walton of Wal-Mart fame. Yours?

eben Pagan

the guy is a Mastermind ( rational strategist ) with very very high determination


i have studied his life, this is insane what he can produce

INSANE

in fact he is so determined that this is not human

he is more like a machine .

these guys have to be feared because when they want something , they will get it

we are talking about business here

but Masterminds in other area of life can be very dangerous with this kind or determination:

politicians, serial killers, gurus etc


most people live through the day like robots . they don't work in a logical manner to achieve a long term goal. they are used by life instead of using it


the power of Masterminds in society can be compared to the power of the average human above apes or cattle




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Every anonymous entrepreneur, not mentioned anywhere in papers. Not a rockstar. The one(s) that daily make the world revolve, but are unknown to the general public, because they don't want to be known, because they don't need to be seen as a rock star. Humble first.
 

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eben Pagan

the guy is a Mastermind ( rational strategist ) with very very high determination


i have studied his life, this is insane what he can produce

INSANE

in fact he is so determined that this is not human

he is more like a machine .

these guys have to be feared because when they want something , they will get it

we are talking about business here

but Masterminds in other area of life can be very dangerous with this kind or determination:

politicians, serial killers, gurus etc


most people live through the day like robots . they don't work in a logical manner to achieve a long term goal. they are used by life instead of using it


the power of Masterminds in society can be compared to the power of the average human above apes or cattle




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Dude is that a David Deangelo??? The Pickup Artist Guy
 

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Felix Dennis. He owned Dennis Publishing which published various computer magazines (which at the time, no one gave any thought to, as personal computers were a niche item, not the everyday tool that we all use) and later created Maxim magazine and he made a fortune. I found his book How To Get Rich in the bargain bin (it cost me $3.00) at a Borders and it was the book that reawakened and reaffirmed what I had felt and believed since graduating high school and working job after job: that I didn't have to play the game like everyone else, that there was another way.

Granted, Felix's book was short on how-to, but it re-ignited the flame of wanting to not be a cog in the machine. I was curious to see if he had written anything else and I went to Amazon and typed in his name. How To Get Rich came back, along with The Narrow Road (which is a more condensed version of the lessons of How To Get Rich) and various poetry books that he had written. If you get the chance, read some of his poetry and listen to him read it, as he was an outstanding poet and wrote up until his death. Along with his books were other entrepreneurial books that Amazon thought I would like and there were some I was familiar with but there was one that piqued my curiosity. It had an orange Lamborghini on the cover and it was called The Millionaire Fastlane. For those who have the new cover, the old cover was a tad different, but the content was the same and just as profound.

I tried finding it at Borders, but they didn't stock it, so I had to order it. I still have it, albeit a bit dog-eared and it was autographed by MJ. I've since bought the newer version, as I want to keep the original put away and in good condition. If it hadn't been for Felix's book in that bargain bin, I don't know if I would have found MJ's book and I would be on a very different path with a very different mindset. I owe a debt of gratitude to Felix, who unfortunately passed away from throat cancer and someone I wanted to meet and thank. But I'm thankful I read both Felix's and MJ's books and when I do find my Fastlane, I'm going to meet MJ in person and thank him. I've thanked him on here, but it will be something to shake his hand and thank him for sharing his knowledge and wisdom.
 

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Very interesting thread, thank you!
My favourite entrepreneur (with MJ and Steve Jobs) is called Euge Oller, he is spanish (me too)
He is a very succesful entrepreneur with a great mission (helping the most people
through knowledge).
His youtube channels if you're interested:
Euge Oller
EmprendeAprendiendo
IN SPANISH, I'M SORRY
 

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