10 Great Lessons from Turing, Mayer, Jobs, Wales, Whitman, et al.

(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.