Branson, Buffet and Jobs: Lessons from 11 Billionaires

There’s no one better to get business advice from than a billionaire like Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Ted [...]

February 8 2012 by ChiefExecutive.net


There’s no one better to get business advice from than a billionaire like Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Ted Turner or Oprah Winfrey. Here is a list of advice from 11 billionaires (as compiled by MyComeUp.com and Business Insider). IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad said, “Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

“Rule no. 1: Never lose money. Rule no. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.”

Steven Jobs, Apple Co-Founder

“You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.”

Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Steel Company Founder

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA Founder

“Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”

Aristotle Onassis, Greek Shipping Magnate

“The secret to business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

Carlos Slim Helu, CEO of Telmex, America Movil, Grupo Carso

“When you live for others’ opinions, you are dead.”

Sam Walton, Walmart Founder

“We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”

Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group

“We’re going where no one has gone before. There’s no model to follow, nothing to copy. That is what makes this so exciting.”

Oprah Winfrey, CEO of Oprah Winfrey Network

“You become what you believe. You are where you are today in your life based on everything you have believed.”

Ted Turner, CNN Founder

“I just love it when people say I can’t do it, there’s nothing that makes me feel better because all my life, people have said that I wasn’t going to make it.”

J. Paul Getty, Getty Oil Company Founder

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.”
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