Forbes Magazine has released a special issue to celebrate its 100th anniversary and it features essays, lessons, and ideas for the next 100 years from today’s most influential business leaders around the world.The 100 quotes are meant to inspire and inform future entrepreneurs, the generation that will build and shape the next century. While creating the list, Forbes included people who have either created something with a lasting impact on the world or innovated in a way that transcends their given field.The notable honorees on the world’s 100 Greatest Living Business Minds list include: Giorgio Armani, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Bono, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jack Dorsey, Bill Gates, Paul McCartney, Rupert Murdoch, Elon Musk, Miuccia Prada, Shonda Rhimes, Sheryl Sandberg, Carlos Slim, Donald Trump, Ted Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Welch, Mark Zuckerberg, Martha Stewart, among others. Check out the quotes from the three African American stars on the list:Sean “Diddy” Combs: If I give the customers my best and service them differently, whether music, clothing or vodka, I’ll get a return on my hard work.
Oprah Winfrey: I’d said to my partner Stedman, ‘What am I going to talk about for ten days and ten nights at Nelson Mandela’s house?’ And Stedman said, ‘Why don’t you try listening?’
Shonda Rhimes: Storytelling remains basic: It’s just a campfire, the human connection that says you’re not alone.
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