Silicon Valley is more than just a place, it is a throne of success for people who have started believing in themselves and manned themselves up to take risks, suffer failures, hard times and never give up on their dreams. This was because they all had the guts to do the impossible and had a vision to grow. Silicon Valley has the honor of giving birth to some renowned industrial giants that were merely a dream and then grew into a startup and then became a giant that was ready to battle in the arena with further giants. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Page and many other names are part of the Valley’s history, present and future and there are further big names emerging by the passage of time.
There are so many movies that were made and they have successfully inspired tech entrepreneurs and other people to think differently, consider innovation and creativity as a binding force that makes your brand and people successful. Many of these shows and movies include renowned names like Pirates of the Silicon Valley, the Internship, Jobs, The Inventor and so many others. You can check out with your Spectrum provider if any of these shows are part of movie channels that air on spectrum select channels or other packages offered by Spectrum. For some real inspiration you can have a look at the different quotes by CEOs of the Tech Giants and other businesses that have a history with the Silicon Valley:
“When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said; ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked”. Elon Musk, SpaceX and Tesla Motors)
Elon Musk (net worth around $182.1 billion) is one of the most successful individuals of the current age who is associated with names like SpaceX, Tesla and many others. He believes that if Henry Ford, who founded Ford Motor Company that gave the world an affordable and reliable means of transportation, listened to the noise and gave up on his belief in himself and his vision of an advanced transportation medium, he would have shut down his company, but he did not. He took a leap of faith and took his car design on the roads which became a major breakthrough for all times.
“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough”. (Marissa Mayer, Yahoo)
Marissa Mayer (net worth around $620 million) considered moments and circumstances that never go in your favor as a sign of future success. She believes that if you want to take risk, take it as a challenge and a factor of your potential’s growth. You can either give up or push yourself to know what you are really made of and get success in life.
“You might fail a few times, but that’s Ok. you end up doing something worthwhile which you learn a great deal from.” (Sundar Pichai, Alphabets)
Sundar Pichai (net worth around $1.44 Billion) is one of the most successful individuals in the world today. His secret sauce to success seems to be the positive attitude he has towards failure and unfavorable circumstances that we come across. He considers failure as a means to learn and improve your strategy and get success. This is one of the prominent traits of a business leader and a successful entrepreneur. We all come across moments where the odds don’t turn out to be in your favor. At the same time, these circumstances can be a way to improve your strategies or figure out where the flaws are in the system
“There’s a wonderful saying that’s dead wrong. ‘Why did you climb the mountain? ‘I climbed the mountain because it was there.’ That’s utter nonsense. You climbed the mountain because you were here and you were curious if you could do it. You wondered what it would be like.” (Larry Ellison, Oracle)
Larry Ellison (net worth around $116.3 billion) believes that it is a wrong mindset that compels them to do something because they have to do it. Successful people have the habit of taking risks, have a leap of faith and make sure that they succeed. This is not possible unless you fail and find yourself in hot waters where the only solution is to move forward with courage and faith. Successful people always stay open to learn new things and make sure that they never stop trying.
In the end, one can say that like these amazing and wonderful people of the Silicon Valley who had nothing but a dream to fulfill, made their way to success and had to go through a lot. They defied the odds and took risks and became the people they are today.
About Caroline Eastman:
Caroline is doing her graduation in IT from the University of South California but keens to work as a freelance blogger. She loves to write on the latest information about IoT, technology, and business. She has innovative ideas and shares her experience with her readers.