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Margaret Cushing Whitman, or better known as Meg Whitman, is a very famous American businesswoman and philanthropist. She was born on August 4, 1956 in Huntington, New York, United States. She is mostly known as the current CEO of Quibi, past CEO and President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP) and eBay. She has also been involved with numerous other business.

 

Beginning and Personal Life

She was specifically born in the hamlet of Cold Spring Harbor in Huntington, New York. Her family has a long history of everything leading to a member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, to United State Senators, to famous writers. 

She attended her local high school of Cold Spring Harbor High School, but she graduated in only three years in 1974. It is said she was one of the smartest people in her class. At the time she wanted to be in the medical field as a doctor, so she started to study math and science.

 

But, after working with a magazine over a summer, she became very interested in economics and pursued an economic bachelors of arts degree with honors in 1977. Soon after, Whitman earned her M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration) from Harvard Business School in 1979.

Later she married Griffith Harsh IV, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University Medical Center, in 1980. The two of them have had two sons and have lived in Atherton, California since early 1998. Meg Whitman also has the residential college, Whitman College, built for her $30 million dollar donation at Princeton University.

 

Early Career

In her early years as a business woman, Meg Whitman jumped from job to job after a more advantageous job was shown to her. She began her business career right after graduating from Harvard and join Procter & Gamble, a consumer good corporation located in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a brand manager.

 

She then actually moved to work at Bain & Company in San Francisco, a large global management consultancy. She began there as just a consultant but climbed through the ranks to become the senior vice president.

By 1989, Meg became the vice president of strategic planning at The Walt Disney Company, which is a huge world famous company. In a short two years later, she joined Stride Rite Corporation, an American company that develops children’s footwear.

 

Then she became the president and CEO of Florists’ Transworld Delivery, a same day flower delivery service, in 1995.

Of course, the next logical step was for her to be the Hasbro’s Playskool Division General Manager. Hasbro is a worldwide toy and board game company, and is considered to be the largest toy maker based on stock market value.

 

She was mostly in charge of the Playskool and Mr. Potato Head brands. An interesting fact is that she is responsible for importing the Teletubbies show into the United States.

 

Ebay

eBay is one of the most popular companies that Meg Whitman has been apart of. She joined in March of 1998 when it only had 30 employees, but still had a yearly revenue of close to $4 million dollars.

 

While she held the position of CEO, eBay grew to 15,000 employees and $8 billion dollars by 2008. That is an intense increase that can only be accounted to her excellent leadership. 

When she joined eBay, she decided that they should redo the website as previously it was just a black and white web page with simple fonts and nothing special.

 

Meg also decided to organize the company into 23 separate business categories with their own assigned executives. This lead to over 35,000 sub categories in the business. 

In 2004 to 2005, she made many changes specifically to who is running the company. She assigned Jeff Jordan to take over PayPal, Matt Bannick for international operations and Bill Cobb to be in control of U.S. operation. She also made John J. Donahoe the president of eBay Marketplaces. 

In September of 2005 Whitman tried to make a strong move of buying Skype for 4.1 billion dollars. eBay later came out and said they overvalued Skype and said it wasn’t worth the price they paid.

 

Later after Skype was sold and bought by another company, Microsoft bought Skype for close to 8.5 billion dollars in 2011, which is over twice the value of what eBay purchased it at, but eBay actually lost money when they sold it to a group of investors for only 2.75 billion dollars in 2009.

 

This was a major loss of opportunity for eBay and herself and is probably Meg Whitman’s most notable misplays in the business game.

Meg Whitman resigned from eBay in November 2007 letting CEO John Donahoe take the lead. However, she did stay on the board and served as an advisor for him for the year after her resignation.

 

She said in an interview that she stayed at eBay for just the right amount of time and she believed that new leadership and perspective will lead the business in a better direction.

Despite her failure with Skype, eBay wouldn’t be what it is today without the guidance of Meg Whitman. She truly changed the business for good, therefore changing how online marketplaces work.

 

With the work she did, Fortune magazine named Whitman as the top most powerful women and Harvard Business Review named her the eighth best performing CEOs of the past decade. The final award was by Financial Times named her one of the fifty faces that shaped the decade.

 

HP

Probably as famous as the online marketplace of eBay, she also contributed a lot to Hewlett-Packard, the multinational information technology company. She initially joined in the beginning of 2011 as a member of the board of directors. In the same year by September she was named CEO.

 

Her jump to the leadership position can only be attributed to her hard work done in previous businesses such as eBay and was recognized by the board. 

As CEO of HP she decided to renew the companies focus on research and development along with committing the business to the PC market which the previous CEO was thinking to remove. 

However unlike eBay, HP did not have a similar spike of growth, but rather a decline. In 2013, Bloomberg named Whitman as the “Most Underachieving CEO” as the stocks of her company were dramatically down compared to the rest of the market.

 

In fact, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise underperformed by thirty percentage points from when Meg took the job as CEO.

By July 2017, she stepped down from HP’s board of directors, but remained CEO of the company. This is a very unusual move to do by anyone, but she claimed that she was fully committed to the success of HP and planned to remain CEO as she had lots of work to do.

 

However, that seemed to prove false as on November 21, 2017 she announced she was stepping down and letting the president of the company, Antonio Neri take over as CEO. Although she was at HP for nearly seven years, her stay was not the most successful she has experience.

 

Quibi

In 2018, Meg Whitman announced that she was going to become the first CEO of the new video streaming platform Quibi. Although it still has not been released, the platform is said to specialize in short form videos targeted at younger viewers for viewing on the go.

 

Every video on the platform will be less than ten minutes long to be viewed on the phone. Quibi is scheduled to launch on April 6, 2020. This doesn’t seem too notable but, Quibi has already gathered a number of investors ranging from Sony all the way to Disney. There is a lot of backing behind the platform and we will just have to see how successful this business is.

 

Charity

Throughout her life of a business woman, Whitman has acquired a great deal of wealth, which she has generously donated a lot of money to many different funds. To begin, in 2006 she and her husband founded the Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C Whitman Charitable Foundation by donating 300,000 shares of eBay valued at 9.4 million dollars.

 

Most of the money went to the Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit environmental group, and she has donated 2.5 million dollars to several charter schools around the San Jose area.

 

The Legacy of Meg Whitman

Throughout this article, anyone can tell that Meg Whitman is a very successful business woman, if not the most successful woman in business in the 21st century. Meg really changed the game in many different ways that can’t be fit in a line of text.

 

We here are excited to see where she will go and what new businesses she will take to the top of the stock market.  Meg Whitman is a person that everyone should keep their eyes on to see what she does next.

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Life of a Serial Entrepreneur with Salesforce’s Marc Benioff https://mostmogul.com/life-of-a-serial-entrepreneur-marc-benioff/ Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:06:37 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1374 Marc Benioff – CEO Salesforce Leading the Life of a Serial Entrepreneur.. but who is Marc Benioff? Marc Benioff is…

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Leading the Life of a Serial Entrepreneur.. but who is Marc Benioff?

Marc Benioff is an American serial entrepreneur, author and now life philanthropist with a net worth of $6.5 billion as of December 2018. He is the founder, chairman and co-CEO of Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company. As of August 2019, he owned 4,14% of Salesforce shares, worth $4,33 billion.

Benioff has an estimated net worth value of Benioff today is $6.5 billion, but it cannot be referred as one day task. Instead, there were years of struggle at the back before Marc Benioff even began to lead the life of a serial entrepreneur.

After achieving the B.S. in business administration in the 1986, he worked under several well-known names today. Before introducing salesforce, the 13 years of his life were spent working in Oracle Corporation.

By the age of 15, Marc was already on the road to leading a life of a serial entrepreneur as he successfully established his own company with the name “Liberty software” that created a variety of video games.

Following this, Benioff also worked in the Apple computers’ Macintosh division as an assembly language programmer. 

The leadership of Benioff has motivated employees towards the community at large. 

Where the policies set includes offering 6 paid days for performing the services into the community, the other set policies are even more amazing. For example, when the employee donates 1% time to the community at large, the company donates 1% profit of the product alongside 1% of the equity to the foundation.

In addition, there is always a win-win situation for the company since Benioff has left over the greatest impact over Salesforce like all the other successful philanthropic endeavors.

This involves the development of positive and long-lasting relationships between the companies and their communities, Benioff encompasses the heart and soul of a continual businessman.

“Marc Benioff claims his work ethics which enabled him to lead the life of a serial entrepreneur came from his father Russell Benioff”

With regards to the current position of Salesforce, the company is still in a great position as it has swelled to market cap of $121 billion. In the fiscal year 2018, the company has even hit up the annual sales revenue of $10 billion.

In order to bring change within the tech industry, he unplugged himself for about two week vacations all over Galapagos islands, Easter islands and Bora island with his family.

This happened after the very busy 2018 when two of the biggest acquisitions took place that included the MuleSoft deal of $6.5 billion and the family acquisition of the $190 million Time Magazine.

When asked in an interview with The New York TimesWhere did the idea of buying Time come from?” Marc Benioff replied “I have been speaking with the C.E.O. of Meredith since he bought Time Inc. about all of his assets”

He was also asked why he didn’t buy Fortune Magazine, his response was, “Time is the best fit for us. I really liked the Meredith team, and I definitely wanted to do something with them. It just wasn’t clear what it was. When Time emerged as the candidate we all felt it was right. That took nine months to figure out”

Marc Benioff soon to be turning 55 on 25th September is today the founder, chairman and co-ceo of Salesforce and the pioneer of cloud computing has remained optimistic about the technology that has played vital role in adding value to the success of his company.

Living the life of a serial entrepreneur, he carries an optimistic personality who tends to see the glass half full rather than half empty with the belief that things will turn out well and all obstacles will be overcome.

He has always remained in the spotlight, sometimes due to his philanthropy, willingness to take the political stand and in the center of the salesforce’s dreamforce mega conferences held in San Francisco.

He has also been observed making protest for his work for salesforce with both US customs as well as Border Patrol. 


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Salesforce under Benioff’s leadership

Salesforce today is among one of five top enterprise software companies, selling over world’s best customer relationship management software throughout the world.

Marc Benioff laid the foundation of Salesforce in the year 1990 which has now turned into Fortune 500 Company from just an idea with over 30’000 employees, with the intent of working on the values that include the customer’s success, trust, quality and innovation.  This has carved out his future and paved his way to leading a incredible life as a serial entrepreneur.

Salesforce successfully laid it’s foundation from the year 2004 to 2008 in becoming an application platform despite that fact that none of it’s customers demanded for it. 

In 2004, the company promoted “Customforce” followed by the announcement of a widget namely “multiforce” in the year 2005. It has aimed to expose the functionality of the application selectively. 

In 2006, an extension to the service offer by the company was launched as “AppExchange while 2007 was the year when Apex was announced.

This was an expressive language in the system that aimed to add logic to the business. In order to establish the custom, template language with name “Visualforce” was unveiled.    

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Founders Intent – Getting Founders Found https://mostmogul.com/founders-intent-getting-founders-found/ Sat, 20 Jul 2019 10:04:45 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1341 (photo credit – Pixabay) Founders Intent Most Mogul is giving Founders the opportunity to share their Founders Intent with a…

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Tim Draper – Draping His Way To Success Whilst Helping Others https://mostmogul.com/tim-draper-draping-his-way-to-success-whilst-helping-others/ Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:00:58 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1163 Tim Draper – (photo credit Wikimedia) Timothy Cook Draper is an American venture capital investor, and in 1985, the founder…

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Timothy Cook Draper is an American venture capital investor, and in 1985, the founder of the firm that would become Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He also founded Draper Associates, the Draper University and the relativity show Meet the Drapers.

Who is Tim Draper?

If you’re not into finance and finance-related topics, you might not know about Tim Draper. As one of the financial world’s most prominent figures, Draper’s success is inspiration for all.

The famed venture capitalist is the founder of Draper Associates and was an early Internet investor.

Building his success and fortune by backing small startups that turned out to be huge companies later on like Tesla, Hotmail and Skype.

The Climb to the Top

In his career as a successful venture capitalist, Draper has raised ten core funds that totalled more than a whopping $10 billion dollars.

Since then extended his financial influence by building the Draper Venture Network with 14 different funds that covers 30 cities across the globe.

Draper created Draper University, a school that’s dedicated to teaching young entrepreneurs.


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The educational program offers interested individuals a crash course in what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur, with its residential program based out of San Mateo, CA.

Draper designed the entire curriculum himself, it’s as if you’re being personally taught by the influential figure.

As one of Harvard’s most outstanding alumni (where he received his MBA), Draper has appeared on the Forbes Midas List and was features in Worth Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful People in Finance.”

In 2015, Draper was honored with the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s “Entrepreneur for the World” award.   

The Draper Upbringing

Although he’s been able to carve out a nice niche for himself in the financial world, finance was something in his genes.

He’s the third person in his family to become a venture capitalist, so it was something he was already destined to do.

His father was a venture capitalist, as well as his grandfather, who founded Draper, Gaither and Anderson back in 1958.

But his background wasn’t exactly always about business, graduating from Stanford University in 1980 with a BS degree in electrical engineering.

A year after he graduated from Harvard, Draper left his job at Alex, Brown & Sons to start his own venture capital firm, which was the start of his financial success.

Draper takes finance seriously as he continues to back bitcoin, by saying “It can possibly be bigger than the Internet itself”.

Draper was quoted as saying, “This affects the entire world and it’s going to be affected in a faster and more prevalent way than you ever imagined.”

He’s predicting that the bitcoin will hit $250,000 in the next four years and believes it will be the main currency everyone will be using.

He currently has 30,000 bitcoins that he bought in a 2014 U.S. Marshals Service auction and admits to holding on to all of them, which is believed to be worth about $268 million dollars.

Besides his success in finance, Draper is also the guy behind dividing California into six smaller states, a petition he filed in 2014. His argument is that the state is “increasingly ungovernable” as one entity.

The proposition fell short in and didn’t land on the 2016 ballot because not enough signatures were raised.

However, in April 2018, he announced that he collected more signatures for a new petition to divide the state, but this time only wants to split it into three states.

His success as an entrepreneur is an inspiration to all who are interested in finance and simply looking to become an entrepreneur themselves!

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Expert Property Group Progressive Property – Interview with Rob Moore https://mostmogul.com/expert-property-group/ Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:44:53 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1298   Expert Property Group Founder Rob Moore Rob Moore co-founded Progressive Property – the UK’s leading property training company which…

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Rob Moore co-founded Progressive Property – the UK’s leading property training company which is now an expert property group or even more a community has achieved great success with his business partner, before becoming the host of the wildly successful podcast The “Disruptive Entrepreneur” and now The “Money” Podcast, listened to in 192 countries worldwide. This has grown into a complete digital agency: Progressive Media.

A self-made multi-millionaire by the age of 30, having risen to riches from being heavily in debt in his 20’s, Rob Moore has retired and un-retired countless times, each time creating a new innovation, vision, book or entire company.

Rob lives and loves entrepreneurship and property investing, and is the host of the successful UK podcasts, The “Disruptive Entrepreneur” and “Money”.  He is on a mission to change the way people think about business and aims to support people around the globe through the Rob Moore foundation.  If you’re in to property then you might want to consider joining his expert property group on Facebook – Progressive Property Community

He continues to disrupt as an entrepreneur and businessman, with interests ranging from property development to public speaking and digital media.  He is a writer, communicator, social media influencer and philanthropist. His 8 books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and received over 9,000 reviews, and 200 1 stars!

Rob Moore is a highly sought-after public speaker, having given 1,200 speeches in the last decade and held 2 separate world records for the longest individual speech marathon.  Rob holds his audience captive as an engaging and innovative speaker. He has the rare skill of cutting to the chase, using his personal experience to help others and entertain in a disruptive way.

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Sheryl Sandberg – “Lean In” The Definition Of Success https://mostmogul.com/sheryl-sandberg/ Mon, 06 May 2019 17:42:16 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1157   Sheryl Sandberg – Coo at Facebook (photo credit – Flickr) Who is Sheryl Sandberg? Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook’s Chief…

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Who is Sheryl Sandberg?

Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer   an inspiring woman for modern times. The technology executive, activist and author is a role model for today’s females, inspiring them to believe in themselves and their own power to live a successful life that they dream of having.

After she was appointed to her current position at Facebook in 2008, she really made an impact, helping boost their revenues tenfold! She basically joined the infamous company when it was still in its startup phase and helped them go from a $56 million annual loss to a $3.7 billion profit.

Sheryl Sandberg is primarily responsible for helping Facebook do multiple things, such as scale its operations, expand its global presence, manage its marketing, sales and business development and so much more. What makes her so admirable in the business world is the fact that she’ll never really take the credit for Facebook’s improvement and success, instead thanking its employees for their cooperation in helping the company succeed.


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Not only is her work as an executive and activist at Facebook impressive, many women admire her for her points in her bestselling book, “Lean In,” which speaks upon today’s gender differences, how women are held back in the workplace and then offers useful advise so that women can achieve their career goals.

Sheryl Sandberg is so influential that she was ranked as No. 37 on Forbes list of Most Powerful Women in 2016.

Sheryl has spend many years of her career advocating for women and women’s rights in the workplace. She often speaks about the importance of giving women equal opportunities at work in order to thrive and is a huge advocate for gender equality, especially when it comes to pay.

Her 2010 TED talk, “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders,” is one of her most inspiring talks to date, shining light on how women continue to face barriers to their success in the workplace. She continues to inspire all by urging women to be confident and to reach for opportunities instead waiting for them, both at home and work.

 

As the individual behind the whole “lean in” movement, Sheryl encourages women to take every opportunity they can to become leaders because having more female voices in power will then create more opportunities for everyone.

Sandberg noticed that women were turning down career-advancing opportunities because they wanted to be mothers one day, but she’s advocating for work-life balance so that women can still achieve workplace success despite being family-oriented.

Her “lean in” movement inspired more than 16,000 Lean In circle across the globe, where women support each other and get advise on their careers and more. She’s also one of the influential women behind the “band the word bossy” campaign, along with Beyonce and others, because the term degrades women in leadership, making them seem bossy instead of simply in charge.  

Even when facing the crushing loss of her husband Dave Goldberg back in 2015, Sheryl has shown immense strength through her grief, further demonstrating why so many women look up to her.

Women look up to Sheryl because she says and does a lot of things that modern women are feeling and they appreciate seeing a woman take action.  As Sheryl Sandberg is trying to make the business world more welcoming for women and the world is finally taking notice.

Sheryl Sandberg is a leading women in the Tech Scene. Read about our next successful entrepreneur article on an advocate of women in tech.

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Young Female Business Owner Story with Alana Spencer https://mostmogul.com/young-female-business-owner/ Mon, 29 Apr 2019 19:35:41 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1256 Interview with Alana Spencer Alana is a young female business owner which began as she self-taught herself to be a…

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Alana is a young female business owner which began as she self-taught herself to be a chocolatier at the age of 16 in her

parents small country kitchen in Wales, the luxury handmade cake business now known as Ridiculously Rich by Alana was born.

With Delicatessens and Food Festivals nationwide loving her delicious tray bakes, Alana went on to win The Apprentice in 2016 by

beating 17 other candidates and became Lord Sugar’s business partner.

Since then Alana has grown a team of over 50 Brand Ambassadors, selling her luxury handmade cakes at Food Festivals and

shows, launched a range of luxury Grab & Go Bars, and most recently seen a rise in demand from

wholesale customers such as convenience stores and independent retailers following

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Young Female Business Owner Story with Alana Spencer

Q》What was your most memorable moment from your experience on The Apprentice 2016?

There are honestly so many that it is hard to pick, but I think the first task I was project manager stands out. Until then I had come across as very quiet and hadn’t had a chance to prove myself. It was the first food related task and I really got to show what I had to offer.

Q》 You won The Apprentice 2016 and launched your business Ridiculously Rich by Alana which is an amazing accomplishment but what’s next for Alana Spencer?

It has all been a bit of a whirlwind since winning the show, and recently we have seen a big increase in demand from wholesalers such as independent coffee shops and convenience stores, with national chains like Nisa now stocking our cakes too.

We spotted a gap in the market and created a Self-Serve Retail Unit which has been really well received with almost 15 already scheduled to be installed over the next couple of months. Getting as many of these units installed across the UK is definitely a focus for me at the moment.

Q》What makes Ridiculously Rich by Alana stand out from your competitors and do you have any plans for the future?

The recipes we use are exactly the same as when I was making them myself in my home kitchen, this is because quality is so important to me. We now work with a much larger bakery, but every cake is still made and topped by hand and I have always insisted on still using ingredients like Welsh butter, free range eggs and Belgian chocolate.

People care more and more about where their food comes from and that it is made well. In terms of products, we still offer 2 new limited edition flavors every month and I am always in the kitchen testing for new products, watch this space!

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Q》What is Lord Alan Sugar like off camera and what have you learnt from him?

Lord Sugar is exactly the same as you see him on the show! He is very serious when it comes to business and really knowledgeable, he and his amazing team have been a great help and they have all helped guide me on how to manage a rapidly growing business.

Q》Can you give any advice to small business owners on how to take their business to the next level?

Growing a business is tough, but the more you can put yourself and your products or service out there the better. Talk to people, make connections and don’t underestimate the power of word of mouth.

Get your friends and family talking about it too. Social media has become a really powerful marketing tool and you can do it cheaply or for free if you need to, so utilize this.

Q》What key piece of advice can you give to an aspiring young female business owner?

If you have something you believe in and are passionate about then go for it! Know your products, know your brand and be confident in what you have to offer.

It takes a lot of hard work and a lot of patience, but it is really worth doing so stick to it and don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice from those around you.

Q》Have you made any big mistakes and what did you learn from them?

I wouldn’t say it was a mistake, but something I learned not to do was probably be trying to do everything myself. I had this business for a long time before The Apprentice and apart from a little help from friends and family it was all me, so I was very protective over my business.

But the bigger it grew the more I had to accept that I needed to let people in to help and some things would be out of my control, but as long as my key values were still there it was all okay, and now it was the best thing I did because I can be fully focused on my role and not worry about the smaller details.

Q》If you could eat dinner with 3 people living or deceased who would it be and why?

Mary Berry, the queen of baking! Jessie J, she is my absolute favorite signer and maybe could provide some after dinner entertainment, and lastly Russel Howard, I think he is hilarious and would be very funny dinner conversation.

Q》Has your upbringing played any part in your success?

I am lucky to have very supportive parents which definitely helped. It also strangely helped that I didn’t get the best grades in my AS Level exams, because at this point I was already so committed to my business, it was the push I needed to work even harder and make sure my business grew.

Q》What is the “Alana Spencer” definition of Success?

Honestly, I am not sure I will ever know what this is personally for me. My celebrations of achievements never last long as I am always looking forward to the next goal!

Q》Who do you consider to be the Most Mogul entrepreneur and why?

My uncle Nik Spencer. He also began his business when he left school and started a business in the waste industry which grew and grew. He works incredibly hard.

He is now focused on giving back and his latest company, Heru, has invented a machine that turns every day items and waste into energy to fuel your home boiler which is truly amazing. He has been a big part of my life growing up and someone that has truly inspired me.

Q》Would you be prepared to share the story of your journey at events and if so what’s the best way for people to reach you?

This is something I love to do, especially with a young audience. I started my business at 17 while I was still in school and I love to encourage others to do the same. Anyone that is interested can contact me using the contact form on my website >> Ridiculouslyrichbyalana.co.uk

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Who is Tim Ferriss – Welcome To The Tim Ferriss Show https://mostmogul.com/who-is-tim-ferriss/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:10:59 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1159 (photo credit – wikimedia ) Tim Ferriss – Host at The Tim Ferriss Show Who is Tim Ferriss? Who is…

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Tim Ferriss – Host at The Tim Ferriss Show

Who is Tim Ferriss?

Who is Tim Ferriss you might ask, is an American podcaster, author, entrepreneur and early-stage tech startup investor. Tim has penned several books including The 4-Hour Workweek which is a NYT Bestselling business book.

Tim Ferriss hosts a podcast called The Tim Ferriss Show, which has exceeded 300 million downloads.

Tim Ferriss the Entrepreneur and self-help guru knows all too well the hardships and challenges entrepreneurs face on a daily business. It was just over 10 years ago when Ferriss felt what every entrepreneur felt; restless, overworked and not sure that what he was doing was something he wanted to continue for the rest of his life. 

But instead of getting stuck and continuing his uninspired life, Ferriss decided to do something about it and is now an inspirational icon in the business and entrepreneurial world.

After struggling with his online business after college, Ferriss wasn’t sure what he wanted to do in life so he took his experiences and what he learned from them and wrote the bestseller, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” which has gained a massive following in the business sphere.

Since then he has written more books and launched successful podcast The Tim Ferriss Show that has surpassed 300 million downloads.

In his 2017 TED Talk, he admitted to dealing with bipolar depression and credits that it was during this darkest time during his senior year at Princeton that helped change his life. 

After graduating, he went to Silicon Valley to pursue his entrepreneur goals and started his own company, BrainQuicken.

When things didn’t work out the way he planned, he looked to ancient Roman philosopher Seneca for help during his lowest points. 

He admitted that Senecca’s line, “We suffer more in imagination than in reality,” helped him see past his challenges in order to compile lessons around efficiency and planning he had learned from his personal and professional experiences. 

This would later be the basis for his 2007 best-selling book.

Publishing his book didn’t come easy.  Tim faced countless rejections from publishers, but yet he persevered in order to get his book published, and did his all to get the book noticed by tech influencers like Robert Scoble, who gave it an endorsement to build credibility for a manuscript. 

Soon, a publisher took a chance on him and the book became a success, being deemed as Silicon Valley’s new productivity guru.

Determined not to become a one-hit wonder, he knew he needed a long-term plan of success and invested into a few tech startups thanks to the advice of a good friend, venture capitalist Mike Maples.

Thanks to his newfound success and investment choices, Ferriss was becoming more and more influential.

To avoid being boxed in as a career expert author, his next books would explore other passions.  In 2010, he released “The 4-Hour Body,” which also became a New York Times bestselling book. Here, Ferriss talked about applying his first book’s premise to other parts of life.


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In 2014 Tim experienced book burnout and decided to take a different route for his career and start his own podcast, “The Tim Ferriss Show.”

Although he never intended it to be something big, his temporary side project really took off and is now one of the most popular podcasts to date thanks to the wide range of content he provides listeners, including long form interviews about careers and more.

Tim regular features influential entrepreneurs, writers and internet marketers on his shows is what makes his podcast one of the best for go to podcasts for entrepreneurs looking for inspiration. 

The Tim Ferriss Show podcast also offers shorter episodes on a variety of topics like productivity and other topics entrepreneurs face on a daily basis.

To help you better understand how these people found success, Ferriss usually asks thoughtful and insightful questions on how they’ve optimized their own process for success so that listeners can get a sense of how to create their own success.

Tim Ferris Interview via Impact Theory by Tom Bilyeu

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Britain’s Youngest Millionaire with Akshay Ruparelia https://mostmogul.com/britains-youngest-millionaire/ Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:50:55 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1198 Akshay Ruparelia – Britain’s Youngest Millionaire Meet Britain’s Youngest Millionaire Akshay Ruparelia Meet Akshay the 20 year old property tycoon who…

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Akshay Ruparelia – Britain’s Youngest Millionaire

Meet Britain’s Youngest Millionaire Akshay Ruparelia

Meet Akshay the 20 year old property tycoon who became Britain’s Youngest Millionaire

at the mere age of 17 whilst at A levels at Queen Elizabeth’s boys’ grammar school.

Akshay is on a mission to disrupt the estate agency industry by selling your property for £99.

His company DoorstepsUK has grown to be the 10th largest estate agents

in the country and has a net-worth of £12 million.

 

I was extremely please to interview Akshay because his business is causing a MASSIVE disruption within the estate agents industry which he is using to his advantage whilst saving property sellers huge sums of money ~ Russ Turner

 

A few facts about DoorStep UK

  • Akshay’s business DoorSteps UK has sold  £400 million worth of property in just over a year whilst saving his customers almost 5 million pounds.
  • Akshay said he found the inspiration for Doorsteps after reading Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary’s autobiography.
  • Instead of charging the average 2-3% commission most property agents apply to a sale — which on an average London property equates to about £10,000, according to Ruparelia — Doorsteps charges just £99.
  • Ruparelia went live with Doorsteps site just over a year ago, and in a recent funding round it was valued at £12 million. He raised almost £400,000 ($530,000) with around 500 investors via Crowdcube in return for just over 3% of his business.

 

Listen below to our Interview with Britain’s Youngest Millionaire

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Questions I Asked Akshay

1) Can you explain to our audience about your multi-million pound start-up Doorsteps UK and what makes it so special?!

2) How did the idea come about to launch Doorsteps?

3) You were still in sixth form when you started your company, what was you doing when your first sale came in?

4) What were your start-up cost and how did you fund them?

5) You were dubbed Britain’s youngest millionaire at the mere age of 17 has this title opened any doors for you or given a step up in business?

6) Your now 19 still very young to be in the business game but I would like to know if you had any moments of entrepreneurial flare when you were even younger?

7) What 3 tips or pieces of advise would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

8) Who has influenced you the most in life and also business?

9) You given us your top tips but do you have any Success habits as I like to call or daily routines that keep you moving forward towards your goals.

Enjoyed listening to Britain’s Youngest Millionaire then how about listening to a more Mature person take on life…
Levi Roots winner of Dragons Den
Watch Britain’s Youngest Millionaire share his startup story Doorstep Uk on This Morning

 

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Dragons Den New Series 2018 Winner Ed Hollands https://mostmogul.com/dragons-den-new-series-2018/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:40:51 +0000 https://mostmogul.com/?p=1161 Ed Hollands – MD of DrivenMedia Dragons Den New Series 2018 Winner Ed Hollands is the young faced entrepreneur that…

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Ed Hollands – MD of DrivenMedia

Dragons Den New Series 2018 Winner

Ed Hollands is the young faced entrepreneur that conquered the Dragons Den New Series 2018 & received a £30,000 investment for his business DrivenMedia whilst also securing the exceptional mentor Jenny Campbell

 

Interview – Ed Hollands Dragons Den New Series 2018 Winner

Q》You appeared on Dragons Den New Series 2018, but what made you first go on the show and is there anything that sticks out in your mind about the experience?

Well aside from Peter Jones saying I looked like 14 year old, It was how willing the dragons were to offer ideas to improve the business.

Watching beforehand you only really see one side of them. In the den, there’s a lot more that happens that you don’t see.


“Edward was quick to accept the offer from Dragon Jenny Campbell.. But just how quick?”

Q》Did you go in low knowing that the Dragons would ask for more equity and did you get the Dragon you wanted?

The most I wanted to give away was 20% and I knew I had to have some wiggle room hence my original ask for 10%, it’s the worst mistake most entrepreneurs make not having any wiggle room with their negotiation.

I didn’t really have a dragon in mind heading into the den; all of them could have been a huge asset to DrivenMedia.



Q》What have you learned from being around a Dragon such as Jenny Campbell?

I’ve learnt a lot from Jenny, insights into what’s worked for her previously is probably the most useful for me at this stage.

In reality I’m right at the start of my entrepreneurial journey. Particularly in regards to employing people and scaling my business.


Q》How did the idea for DrivenMedia come about?

Pretty much just walking alongside a traffic jam!

I thought if I had a business those temporarily static trucks with a few hundred cars around them would be where I’d advertise. So much captive audience!

Then thought well what if my business was putting adverts on trucks and bam DrivenMedia was born.


Q》You’re a big fan of Dodgeball but have you had to dodge any balls in business?

Huge fan of dodgeball!

There’s been several business balls to dodge that come to mind.

The biggest and hardest to deal with is having to deal with big companies who are used to throwing their weight around and expecting you to jump because they’re a big household name.

We do certain things for certain clients but we won’t do things that aren’t in the interest of the business.  For example, we’ve leant a helping hand to help with a PR launch, blowing up beachballs working out how to turn the truck into a big ball pit etc.

But we will not work with companies who expect to pay next to nothing for our service, because they don’t value it..


Q》What has been your biggest mistake and what did you learn from it?

Rushing to do things!

When we first launched I had several curtains produced to show that we had truck sides to advertise on.

In hindsight I should have got my brand and business name right and then launched them.

The truck we have now advertising our services looks so much better and portrays the message so much clearer.


Q 》What’s your definition of Success?

I think everyone’s’ definition is different.  Some people think success is just getting enough from their business to survive or go on holiday, some it’s future rewards.

Mine is to be happy and to provide returns, if I’m happy it makes the second part so much more likely.


Q》If you could eat dinner with three people living or dead who would they be and why?

Richard Branson – My entrepreneurial hero. He inspired me to try to become one.

Steve Jobs – He’s a visionary and his marketing is so simple and clever.

Jean-Claude Decaux – An advertising entrepreneur who’s legacy is one of the largest outdoor media owners in the world.


Q》Would you be prepared to share the story of your journey at events and also be available for future media opportunities?
Yes indeed please contact me via DrivenMedia or email my team at info@drivenmedia.co.uk


Q》Who do you consider the Most Mogul entrepreneur?

Richard Branson, his vision for creating a group of businesses all with the same branding was brilliant.

Richard is someone I aspire to be like in the future. He is always looking to use his businesses for social good.  

This young faced entrepreneur certainly looks up to Richard Branson, read this to learn Who Richard Branson Is?!

 

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