What Does It Take to Build a Company?

The world is full of people who want to get rich.

At the same time, there are a lot fewer people who have actually achieved that goal. Perhaps for many on the outside looking in, it would seem logical that most of the world’s wealthiest people got rich because they set out with that goal in mind. However, the truth is that many of the world’s most successful and wealthiest individuals didn’t really have getting rich as their number one priority. Sure, many of them hoped to achieve great wealth, but that was not really the driving force of why they got started and why they became successful. In fact, many of the most successful business owners, actually set out to solve a problem or create something to help people.

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Featured People on American Dreams

Konstantin Guericke

Konstantin Guericke - Co-Founder of LinkedIn

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Joel Peterson

Joel Peterson - Chairman of JetBlue

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Mark Stidham

Mark Stidham - CEO of LuLaRoe

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Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun - Founder, Chairman and President of Udacity

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Clayton Lewis

Clayton Lewis - A competitive triathlete with a passion for health and wellness. CEO of Arivale

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Summer Anderson

Summer Anderson - the Principal and founder of Human Capital Resources (HCR)

“Executive positions have hard requirements and soft requirements and if you don't have both of those lineup, then sometimes, you won't have success. Sometimes, the soft requirements can trump the hard ones.” – Summer Anderson, Principal of Human Capital Solutions Learn more ...