Top Five Entrepreneurial Speakers
To be a good entrepreneur, one must be adaptable and persistent. The best entrepreneurs are also extremely creative, ingenuitive, and understand their markets. Our top five entrepreneurial speakers have all of these qualities and then some. Let our highly sought out, successful entrepreneurial speakers ignite the creativity, ingenuity and a good sense of the market in your employees by offering practical and applicable business strategies to your company.
During his 40+ year career, co-founder and former CEO of Netflix, Marc Randolph has established himself as an authority on business, strategy and innovation. His insight on fostering creativity and effectively transforming ideas into realities has resulted in numerous successful business ventures, including many that he founded. Prior to founding Netflix in 1996, Marc was on the founding team of more than half a dozen successful startups in various industries – all of which went on to IPOs or other liquidity events. At Netflix, he served as CEO, executive web producer and board member, until his retirement from the company.
As a 23 year old, Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran had already held twenty different jobs. Her twenty-fourth job is the job that would eventually change her life, making her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. After borrowing $1,000 from her boyfriend and quitting her job as a waitress, she started a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next twenty-five years, she’d parlay that $1,000 loan into a six billion dollar real estate business, The Corcoran Group.
Richard Branson, the overseer of Virgin Group Ltd., is credited as the world’s greatest brand-building visionary in recent history. Known for his unique vision, competitive style, and showy nature, – not only in business but in all aspects of life -A global entrepreneur by every definition of the term, Branson, who has grown Virgin Group, Ltd., Branson has grown Virgin Group Ltd. to include over 360 companies. From Virgin Records, which he sold for an astonishing $1 billion, to Virgin Mobile USA, the fastest growing company in history to reach $1 billion in revenue, the business tycoon has extensively developed his brand in all areas of entertainment, lifestyle, and travel.
When Mark Cuban purchased the Dallas Mavericks on January 14, 2000, the face of the organization began to change immediately. Once again, Mavericks’ games had a party atmosphere as Reunion Arena rocked with the return of the “Reunion Rowdies.” Their games became more than just ordinary NBA games – they were a total entertainment experience. Cuban was not only successful at instilling a sense of pride and passion into Mavericks fans by presenting himself as the ultimate role model, by cheering from the same seats he had in years past, but he also became the first owner in team sports to encourage fan interaction through e-mail on his personal computer.
If you’re able to read this, you have Steve Wozniak to thank. A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.