The great thing about all these fantastic startups popping up all over the world (you know, apart from their general world-changing innovation) is that the genius entrepreneurs driving them often have a stellar online presence.
What does that mean for you? Well, you can soak up all their awesome tips, talks and resources from the comfort of your favorite device. Neat.
Take a look at these resources to get inspired, enrich your own ideas and really make your mark:
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, business coach and CEO of VaynerMedia. Known for his incredibly blunt style, he dishes out short videos and articles that act as a window into his entrepreneurial pursuits, as well as providing succinct no-holds-barred advice on what it really takes to succeed.
Phil McKinney is a coach and innovator, and formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett-Packard. His nationally syndicated radio show and podcast, Killer Innovations, is a hugely popular resource that provides amazing insights on innovation, leadership and creativity. It’s truly inspiring and a great way to get a dose of education on-the-go.
Dame Stephanie Shirley is one of the most successful tech entrepreneurs of our time, but you probably haven’t even heard of her. She founded an all-women tech company in the 1960s, one which went on to be valued at over $3 billion US.
Her life has not been an easy one. She survived the Holocaust thanks to generous strangers, and came away with a determination to “make her life one worth saving”. Her harrowing (yet often humorous) life story has been told in many publications and she continues to tour around the world as a keynote speaker in tech circles. You owe it to yourself to watch her TED talk.
5. Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss is a successful entrepreneur (now TV host!), and author of The 4-Hour Workweek, with several engaging web series and podcasts, often including interviews with highly influential public figures; from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Seth Rogen, his tips including fitness and nutrition lifehacks, as well as amazing advice for productivity and general entrepreneurial wellbeing.
4. Marie Forleo
The ever-charming Marie Forleo is a life coach and motivational speaker, with a seriously devoted following (she’s even friend with Oprah!). Her YouTube channel hosts Marie TV, a seriously slick web series in which she hosts interviews and talks with celebrities, authors and entrepreneurs all with one aim: to help you create a business and life you love.
We all know the startup world works at breakneck speed, right? Somehow, the folks at This Week in Startups keep up with it all, with insightful interview-led videos featuring the latest and greatest in the space.
Michelle Duval is an entrepreneur and business coach who is in-demand around the world. She also happens to be our CEO! (Come on, we need to give ourselves one little plug.) Her world-first study on the motivations of successful entrepreneurs versus those who fail has been truly groundbreaking and is the basis on which the Fingerprint for Success platform is built. We exist to help entrepreneurs just like you achieve new heights of success.
1. Kerwin Rae
Kerwin Rae is a funny, approachable larrikin who also happens to be an incredible entrepreneur.
His web series The Social Experiment goes behind the scenes to show how successful businesses are run, his commentary providing frank and honest insights that translate well to many business endeavors.