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Transcript of Assessment 4-Management
Entrepreneurs Present by: Aiman Abdullah MICHAEL DELL Stuart Rose Sir John Harvey Jones Larry page &
Sergey Brin Richard Branson Pierre Omidyar Justin King
Unleash your inner entrepreneur
Al-Haadi Abu Bakar
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
BUSINESS students must unleash their entrepreneurial spirits in order to become successful entrepreneurs, said a business magnate.
"While its often very difficult to become an entrepreneur, you've got to have the entrepreneurial spirit, the desire within you to accomplish what you want to do. If you don't have it, nothing is going to happen, and no one's going to give it to you."
This was said by Dr Harry G Harris, the founder and president of HealthCare California, who is in Brunei this week to deliver several motivational talks.
About a 100 students in business and ICT courses packed the conference room at the ITB yesterday for Dr Harris, where his motivational talk provided the students with a ray of inspiration and a tremendous resource.
He urged the business students of ITB to take a huge leap, take risks and go for the money, and not settle for less.
"It is important for everyone to know in today's world that anything is possible. Brunei is part of the real world, and all the successes in the other parts of the world can happen right here in Brunei," he said.
He said that with the advancement in modern technology and with the governments around the world now introducing initiatives to support entrepreneurship within their respective countries, there has never been a greater time to 'start something big'.
"You have an outstanding country here and there are opportunities for everyone. You just need to take the necessary steps; gain the knowledge, have an entrepreneurial spirit and just go do it," he added. Dr Harris shared his thoughts and personal experiences relating to development of his business. His dynamic and energising speech encouraged the students of ITB to take the initiative in making a difference in their society and communities.
"Entrepreneurs all over the world share similar traits. Regardless of which side of the planet they are from, the spirit of entrepreneurship exists; vigorous, dynamic, passionate, creative, brightful and committed to success," he said.
He also said that everyone has an entrepreneurial spirit, whether young or old, or in any organisation, whether in the government or private sector or in a non-profit organisation or military.
"Each of us has the entrepreneurial spirit within us. It's how we really use it. At the end of the day, it's up to the individual to take the initiative," said Dr Harris, who had ventured into the startup scene after a long career in the US public sector.
Dr Harris also spoke of the ingredients necessary in an entrepreneur, including communication skills, organisational ability, dedication, vision, innovation, and being open-minded.
Addressing the subject of entrepreneurship, Dr Harris emphasised that the growth of small businesses is critical to a robust global economy and plays a key role in its recovery.
He said that small businesses are vital to spurring job growth and boosting innovation, and that an entrepreneur needs to be constantly innovative to stay ahead of the competition.
The Brunei Times Michael Dell born on February 23, 1965 in Houston, Texas. Michael Dell studied at the University of Taxes but soon dropped out to open his own business.
Dell started with $1000 in his dorm room and start by building and selling computers from stock parts.The ideal was to sell directly to the customer with no third party.
In 1988, Dell's Company "Pc's limited" was switched to "Dell Computer Corporation" and was already worth $80 million dollars. Dell began to grow larger and sold more computers and eventually changed names to "Dell Inc".
Dell Inc is doing very well today and their computers can be bought in most electronics retailers. Dell computers have been ranked the sixth best computer manufacturer in the world by Forbes magazine. Interesting Facts about Michael Dell:
- Michael is jewish
- He loves to ride horses
- He has written two books
- 14 of the world "supercomputer" are ran off of Dell operating systems
- Michael is the second largest PC maker in the world
- In 2012, his net worth was US$15.9 billion
- Micheal is the 41st richest man in the world by the Forbes.com Bernie Ecclestone Stuart Rose born on March 17, 1949 in Gosport, Hampshire, England.
On 16 July 2010, Rose was honored by the University of Leeds, receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLB) .
In January 2007, he was named the "2006 Business Leader of the Year" by the World Leadership Forum for his efforts in restoring the fortunes of Marks and Spencer.
He was knighted in the 2008 New Year Honours and was appointed Chairman of Business in the Community on 1 January 2008. Stuart Rose career
His first job was as an administration assistant at the BBC.
In 1972 - Marks & Spencer as management trainee
In 1994 - The Burton Group as Chief Executive
In 1997 - Argos as Chief Executive
Rose became the Chief Executive of Booker plc
In 2000 - Arcadia Group as Chief Executive
In May 2004 at the age of 56 he was appointed to the position of Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer
On 10 March 2008, it was reported that Rose was to become Executive Chairman of Marks & Spencer from 1 June 2008.
On 19 January 2011 Rose was appointed as a non-executive director of Woolworths Holdings Ltd, a large South African retail group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Sir John born on April 16, 1924 in Hackney, London, England. He was a chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries from 1982 to 1987.
He served as a Royal Navy in WWII and cold war.
He died on January 9, 2008 at the aged of 83. In 1989Chairman of The Economist
non-executive Director of Grand Metropolitan plc.
He was also honorary vice-president of the Institute of Marketing.
Sir Harvey-Jones was also chairman of the Burns-Anderson Group plc.
Between 1986 and 1991, Harvey-Jones served as the second Chancellor of the University of Bradford.
He was chairman of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and member of The Advisory Council of the Prince's Trust. In 2001, he became the president of the MS Trust. Awards
In 1952 he was awarded a military MBE for his work in Naval Intelligence.
In 1985 he was voted Britain’s most impressive industrialist by company directors interviewed for MORI's annual "Captains of Industry" survey.
Despite his public loathing of then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, he accepted her offer of a knighthood for services to industry in 1985
From 1986 to 1988 (three years running) he received the title of "Industrialist of the Year".
In 1992 was awarded the title "Motivator of the Year".
In 1992 he won a BAFTA for his Troubleshooter series Pierre Morad Omidyar born June 21, 1967 in Paris, France. He is the founder and the chairman of Ebay Inc.
He is a French-born Iranian American entrepreneur and philanthropist, who is the founder and chairman of the eBay auction site.
Omidyar and his wife Pam are well-known philanthropists who founded Omidyar Network in 2004 in order to expand their efforts beyond non-profits to include for-profits and public policy.
He is worth $6.7 billion (US) as of March 2012.
Honorary degree, Doctor of Public Service, Tufts University (2011) The word 'eBay' was made up on the fly by Omidyar when he was told that his first choice for his web site, 'echobay,' had already been registered. Not wanting to make a second trip to Sacramento, he came up with 'eBay.'
The service was free at first, but started charging in order to cover internet service provider costs.
As of July 2008, Omidyar's 178 million eBay shares were worth around $4.45 billion. Omidyar is also an investor of Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach, California.
In 2010, Omidyar launched an online news service in Honolulu called Civil Beat that covers civic affairs in Hawaii. Sergey Brin born in August 21, 1973.
Larry Page born in March 26, 1973.
Larry page and Sergey Brin are the co-founder of Google Inc.
Larry is responsible for Google’s day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy. He co-founded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998 while pursuing a Ph.D. at Stanford University.
Sergey served as president of technology, where he shared responsibility for the company’s day-to-day operations with Larry Page Education field of Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Larry holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan
A master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University
He is a member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the University of Michigan College of Engineering
Larry was honored with the Marconi Prize in 2004
Sergey received a bachelor’s degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park
He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University
Sergey is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. In 2004, Brin received the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award with Larry Page at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.
According to Forbes he is the 24th richest person in the world with a personal wealth of US$18.7 billion as of March 2012. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004. Also that year, Page and Brin were named "Persons of the Week" by ABC World News Tonight.
Page received an honorary doctorate from the University of Michigan in 2009 during graduation commencement ceremonies.
In 2011, he was ranked 24th on the Forbes list of billionaires and as the 11th richest person in the United States. Sir Richard Branson born July 18, 1950. He is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. He is the Chairman of the Virgin Group since 1966 till present.
His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up an audio-record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label.
Branson is the 4th richest citizen of the United Kingdom, according to the Forbes 2011 list of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of US$4.2 billion. In 1993, Branson was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Technology from Loughborough University
HM The Queen signified her intention to confer the honour of Knight Bachelor on him for his "services to entrepreneurship" and was knighted by HRH The Prince of Wales
Branson received the 'Tony Jannus Award'
Branson was awarded the German Media Prize
Branson was awarded the ISTA Prize by the International Space Transport Association
Branson was honoured with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' President's Merit Award for his contributions to the music industry.
In 1998, Branson released his autobiography, titled Losing My Virginity, an international bestseller. Justin King born May 17, 1961 in Stepney, East London, England. He is a British businessman, who is the CEO of J Sainsbury plc, parent company of the supermarket chain Sainsbury's. King was previously Director of Food at Marks and Spencer and has held senior positions at Asda. King was involved in the introduction of Häagen-Dazs ice cream to the UK and has worked for Pepsi-Cola International and Mars. King undertook a degree in Business Administration at the University of Bath, graduating in 1983.
In 2007, he received an honorary doctorate from Bournemouth University.
In 2009 he was also awarded an Honorary DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) from the University of Bath. In October 2004 King launched his recovery programme for the company under the banner "Making Sainsbury's Great Again". In January 2008 Sainsbury's announced twelve consecutive quarters of sales growth and achieved its target to grow sales by £2.5 billion,3 months ahead of schedule Asda in 1994 Marks & Spencers in 2001 PepsiCo from 1989 Sainsbury's on 29 March 2004 Grand Metropolitan in 1990 Justin King Career Bernie Ecclestone born on October 28,1930. He is an English business magnate, as president and CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration and through his part-ownership of Alpha Prema, the parent company of the Formula One Group of companies. As such, he is generally considered the primary authority in Formula One racing. Foreign Honours
Commander of the Order of Saint-Charles (27 May 2006) from Monaco
Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria (10 July 2000) from Austria Immediately after the end of World War II, Ecclestone went into business trading in spare parts for motorcycles, and formed the Compton & Ecclestone motorcycle dealership with Fred Compton.
His first racing experience came in 1949 in the 500cc Formula 3 Series
After his accident, Ecclestone temporarily left racing to make a number of eventually lucrative investments in real estate and loan financing and to manage the Weekend Car Auctions firm.
And now he is the President & CEO of Formula One Management,Formula One Administration &Formula One Constructors' Association Thank you
Hope you all enjoy my presentation