(The following is just a short summary.
Please read the full post at entrepreneur.com.)
Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox
Lesson: Starting from the bottom – or managing your company as if you did – can improve your view of how each department works.
Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Lesson: By constantly networking and collaborating, you’re likely to have more projects on the horizon and new people to work with.
Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple
Lesson: If you're not passionate about what you do, you might want to consider doing something else.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Lesson: For your company to grow, it may first need to grow up.
Bill Gates, Cofounder, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft
Lesson: No matter what industry you’re in, the people on your team matter most.
Katie Cotton, VP of Communications, Apple
Lesson: Stay on message, and your company can appear confident and secure.
Alan Turing, Pioneer of Artificial Intelligence
Lesson: Be bold. The times will catch up with your innovations.
Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo!
Lesson: Create an entrepreneurial atmosphere for your employees. You never know who among your staff will develop into your next all-star.
Jimmy Wales, Cofounder, Wikipedia
Lesson: Building a passionate customer base can extend your brand around the world.
Meg Whitman, President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard
Lesson: Experienced executives can transform innovative upstarts into world-changing companies.