As I finish my copy of “The Facebook Effect” by David Kirkpatrick, I have learned a lot about Facebook’s young CEO and got many insights into what makes him the formidable leader he has grown into. So I thought I’d put down the things that impressed me most about Mark Zuckerberg.


1. He has a vision

His vision was that of a more open and connected world. And throughout the growth of Facebook, he has stuck to his vision – that of a product that offers value while connecting people and building a world with more empathy.

The world is full of people trying to make money, with new business ideas and dreams that they hope to take flight into reality. Some people fail, and some people make it big.

To start the New Year with inspiring thoughts, here is a list of 10 entrepreneur role models to emulate in business and life, all for very different reasons.

10. Estee Launder

Estee Lauder was the only woman on TIME magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She started her business working her uncle’s company which sold beauty creams.