When you’re faced with a challenge of any kind, a setback, or any other inconvenience, you start thinking of all the possible solutions that are available to you—the solution, however, needs to be calculated and precise, especially when you have a business at stake.
It’s moments like these you wonder: who do I turn back to? Whose advice should I be taking? What do the business experts have to say about my situation?
We’ve gathered a list of business gurus you should listen to, as per the recommendations of CEO and Founder Ammar Mango.
New York Times Best-Selling Author, retired Navy SEAL commander, founder of multi-million dollar businesses such as SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy, and professor of leadership, Mark Divine had decided to home in on an important yet underestimated aspect of running and owning a business: mental toughness and resiliency.
With plenty of business experience under his belt and an M.B.A from New York University, he knows and understands the psychology of winning. Not only has he trained military generals and army men, but he’s also given training for executives, business owners, CEOs, and managers on how to combat their fears on the battleground that is the competitive business market.
His books Unbeatable Mind, The Way of the Seal, and his most recent one Staring Down the Wolf focus in on helping you, as a business owner, how to think like a warrior, act like a warrior, and win like a warrior.
A well-known name in the business world for a reason. Tim Ferriss is best known for his innovative and practical business hacks that encourage business owners to make use of available resources in the fastest, most efficient way possible.
Ferriss is a New York Times Best-Selling Author of The 4-hour Workweek, The 4-hour Body, and Tools of Titans, has made it onto Fortune’s famous “40 under 40,” and runs the “Best of Apple” business/interview podcast called The Tim Ferriss Show. He was even an early-stage technology advisor to big-name companies such as Uber, Shopify, Evernote, and Duolingo.
There’s nothing a business owner wants more than to find fast, quick, easy, and innovative ways to make it big in their respective markets, and Tim Ferriss teaches you just that—how to shift from a “tactical” mindset to the “strategic” mindset. Master your mind, body, and emotions and learn practical ways your business can climb to the top. Ferriss shows you just how simple and uncomplicated running a business can be.
There’s no doubt that Peter Diamandis is the leading innovator in digital transformation and exponential technologies. He founded over 20 companies that deal with areas of space, longevity, venture capital, and education. If you need expert advice on the latest software, technology, and business trend to help speed up and streamline business processes, he’s the guy you turn back to.
Dubbed by Fortune as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders for his contributions towards innovation and counseling other business leaders on exponentially growing technologies, Diamandis a real visionary and pioneer for the future.
Make sure you pick up his book The Future is Faster Than You Think that talks about the rapid technological disruption the world will face the next ten years. If you’re a CEO or business owner, this book will give you the leg up on the competition, ten years in advance.
Warren G. Bennis
The late Warren Bennis was considered “The Father of Leadership” for his influential thinking on the topic of leadership, a former Distinguished Research Fellow at Harvard Business School, and advisor to four U.S. presidents including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Raegan. His timeless strategies should be any business leader’s blueprint to becoming a better, more effective leader despite the challenges.
“The opposite of hope is despair, and when we despair, it is because we feel there are no choices.” A quote from Bennis’s book On Becoming a Leader that many leadership experts consider a classic. Despair, helplessness, and convincing yourself that you absolutely can’t reach your goal are what’s standing in your way of actually achieving it, or at least according to Warren.
One of the top billionaires in the world and ranking #7 on Forbes 400 (as of 2021), Musk has proven time and time again what happens when you lead without fear or hesitation. The CEO of none other than Tesla Motors and SpaceX, if we could only use one word to describe Elon Musk’s approach to running a business, it would be “fearless.”
His recent attempts at revolutionizing transport both on Earth and in space is an important lesson on doing what it takes to achieve your goal and vision despite the possible risks involved. When running your business, the number on thing that should be on your mind is your company’s ultimate goal and figuring out ways of achieving those goals instead of mulling over the ways it could go wrong.
Musk wouldn’t have achieved the things he did if all he thought about were the consequences of the risks he was taking: he wasn’t afraid of making a mistake, because he knew well enough that chaining himself to his fears won’t get him anywhere.