Our team took votes on our top 5 creative CEOs.
The master of scale took Netflix, a mail-based version of Blockbuster, and turned them into a streaming and entertainment leader. Hastings practices the Greek Philosopher Aristotle’s “First Principles Thinking.” Where he aims to learn more by understanding a subject’s fundamental principles before making a decision.
Legos, the Danish company, has been in business since 1932. Wildly popular, Legos hit a steep decline during the end of the 20th Century and brought Knudstorp as the first non-family member CEO. He was able to partner with major motion pictures and characters to revive the company wherein 2015 Lego replaced Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand.
A born entrepreneur, Richard Branson, first hit it big with selling music at Virgin Records. Growing the business he was able to catapult into airlines, media, and leisure industries. Branson is known for encouraging unique ideas as he believes that they spurn more ideas which spur even more ideas.
One of the early founders of cloud-based software, customer retention management, and software as a service. However, more impressive is Benioff’s guerrilla marketing ability. In 1999 while the city of Seattle protested the World Trade Organization agreement, Benioff staged protests against competitor Siebel which bought them name recognition.
This South African native is most famous for his many domains of expertise. Known at an early age to pick up multiple topics and master them. He has been able to move between numerous industries, namely PayPal, Tesla, and Space X. However, what makes Musk unique is he has experienced multiple methodologies from different industries. Due to this, he can look at situations and issues in a different manner driving innovation to significantly higher levels.
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