WHEN trying to make your way in the world as an emerging entrepreneur, don’t think of yourself as the next Bill Gates — or even the next Richard Branson. Be true to yourself and pay attention to your own opinions and values, because one of your greatest advantages is your capacity to see things from a fresh perspective, unhindered by past failures or notions about what is possible. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t look to others for ideas — a number of business people have inspired me over the past few years.
When I want to remind myself about staying true to one’s vision, I look to Mark Zuckerberg, one of the founders of Facebook, who has kept firmly to his principles throughout his company’s rise. I admire the determination, innovation and confidence he showed in setting up and then running the wildly popular social network.
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