The saying goes, “you were born to lead.” While some of us possess the demanding traits it takes to make up a great leader, it is a learned process. It takes experience, determination and even failure to climb your way to the top. But being a leader isn’t all about getting to the top. It’s the lessons you learn on the way up and and the fortitude you possess during follow through. A true leader is committed to enriching and helping others who are in need.
The fast and furious world we live in allows students fantastic opportunities through the summer months. Instead of wasting your gas money delivering pizzas at your summer job, fulfill your passion. Here’s a few ways you can optimize your free time in between studies. There is no better time than the present!
Are your customers your number one priority? If you’re running a competitive business they very well should be. Jeff Bezos knows best when it comes to customer care. His empire company, Amazon is the world’s biggest online retailer. The convenience of Amazon has been long luring in new customers and continues to grow and innovate smartly. Here are 11 lessons you can apply to your business to help you keep quality customers:
“A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…” – Some of the best quotes were born from a very successful multi-media franchise. Star Wars (and its unmatched fandom) has been around since 1977 making viewers laugh, cry and everything in between with its strong characters and tales of courage. Here are our favourite quotes from the epic space flick and its creator, George Lucas. May the force be with you in all of your startup business pursuits!
Inventor and business mogul, Elon Musk possesses one of the most outstanding resumes on the planet. Musk is the founder of some extremely powerful companies; Tesla and SpaceX both of which are technological and visionary masterpieces. While he works on changing the way the world does transportation, get inspired in your business with our 10 favourite Elon Musk quotes.
The spirit that’s involved in becoming a successful entrepreneur takes energy and vigor. Lessons are always to be learned along the road and gathering insight from fellow colleagues can be invaluable.
Sometimes the words you hear can be so profound they may change your view ultimately for the better. Take these brilliant words, you as an entrepreneur must hear from Sir Richard Branson on your journey to entrepreneurial domination.
Ahh Seth Godin! Marketer, influencer and word magician. He is a crowd favourite in our office and we have recently got our hands on his newest limited edition 800 page book, “What does it sound like when you change your mind”? It has become like a bible at Data Nerds. Every morning at our standup meeting we choose one post from the book to read aloud. If you don’t know Seth Godin, you should. Check out his blog and read our favourite Godin quotes below:
At Data Nerds we aren’t just inspired by our peers in tech and entrepreneurship. We leave our minds open to bring in knowledge and lessons from any unique or brilliant minds around the world. This week we’re featuring our favourite quotes from acclaimed novelist J.K. Rowling.
Rowling was the creator of the Harry Potter series which shot her into the spotlight in 1997. Rowling’s life story is heartwarming one, she started the Harry Potter series writing in local cafes on an old typewriter. At the time she had been living on welfare. Harry Potter has now become of the most beloved children’s novels of all time and Rowling gained abundant success from the books. Her rags to riches story and devotion of personal time to social justice issues is nothing short of inspirational.