10 errors known businessmen

With this story begins the film "The Social Network", which tells about the creation of the main Internet project beginning of the XXI century - Facebook. Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, angry at the whole world breaks into the database of the University, pumping out photos of all students and makes Facemash - site on which all offer to choose the kind of girl "hot." The toy becomes a bomb, which a few hours know all the inhabitants of the campus. Offended girl cry, feminists speak with the protests. Bully-hacker forced to bring colleagues in the university public apology.


In the film, say the prototypes of the main characters, not all true, but the story actually took place Facemash in life. The site The Harvard Crimson save the text of the apology to Zuckerberg. "I'm sorry that I did not think twice whether it was appropriate to present such a project at Harvard community" - says student Mark.

Apology apology, but hardly insulting girls joke ever be forgotten. At a minimum, it is now commemorated by every time the youngest billionaire does something controversial - they say, that he had had to take.

Founder of Apple have so many fans, and his figure is so charismatic that discuss it slips a bit awkward - and I want to pririsovat halo over his head.

However, a cult figure generation geeks managed to bloat cases. For example, Jobs many years have not spoken to his daughter, as later regretted. Another of his mistake he admitted - the involvement of Apple's John Sculley, who in 1985 led Jobs to leave the company. Apple has been able to buy a promising mobile advertising service AdMob, but thoughts were tightened, and the company took away from under his nose Google.

In 2010, one of iPhone owners complained to Jobs that he is holding the device in his left hand, he can not speak - can not hear anything. "Just try not to keep it true," - said Jobs. It turned out that the owner of the gadget - a lefty.

In general, how much the halo!


Communication with the support of Hitler and Nazi ideas - that's what the creator of the automotive empire and the XX-th century, a businessman public №1 never forgive. He is accused of large-scale promotion of the ideas of anti-Semitism in the United States, mainly from the pages of the newspapers owned by his Dearborn Independent.

Ford supported the German National Socialist Party, during the Second World War, his plant in France produces cars and aircraft engines that were sold Wehrmacht army.

In the book, Neil Baldwin's "Henry Ford and the Jews: the conveyor of hatred", published in 2001, noted that the extracts from the Dearborn Independent articles found in the book of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf».


Russian showman, businessman and writer always liked public. And not only because of its interesting fate, entrepreneurial skills, success in business activity and imposing appearance, but also for talent tough, bright and sometimes non-normative speak on a variety of topics, provoking discussion and even conflicts.

Not so long ago, however, Tinkoff crossed the line, starting to use social networks as a platform, and clashing with all indiscriminately. Over the last three months of the businessman managed to fall out with the designer Lebedev (too sharp tongue), writer and television presenter Sergei Minaev, accuse the creator of "VKontakte" Pavel Durov of all mortal sins.

And all this with the mat, emoticons, and a ton of other features of virtual conflicts that lead those same users "VKontakte" under 17 years old, but no serious business owners. Reading phrases like "Artyom Tatyanych stars yet, but the lion has teeth stagger ..." (about Lebedev) or "yes no I'm simply trying to trick the program to lure and there crap like pirates and porn kontenschika" (about Durov), anyone starts bad think not only of businessmen, but also for humanity as a whole.


Once the founder of Microsoft spoke to students and formulated become cult "11 errors, which do not tell you in the school curriculum." The vault wisdoms, in particular, states that "life is not divided into semesters," that "you will understand too strict for you teachers, when they themselves become the chief," and that "we need to get used to the injustice of life" - in short, a set of inspirational platitudes .

As for the Gates, then in 2008 he formulated his home and his corporation mistake. According to him, Microsoft lost no time recognizing the need for development in the field of online advertising. Frankly, with the Internet the corporation at all, until recently, it was bad. The company developed not find (a few years ago to rehabilitate the opening Bing.com) - and Google took the lead. The company believed that the supplied Windows Internet Explorer suit everyone - is competitive browsers otela the lion's share of the market. However, there is every chance mend - though the Gates and retired.


In 2004, Russian businessman commits an act, after which his name had learned all British football fans and visitors pubs - buys the legendary football club "Chelsea". Appointed coach of young and talented coach Jose Mourinho. Over three years Mourinho "Chelsea" won the English Premier League, the Football League Cup, FA Cup.

In 2008, the coach and owner of the club there is a disagreement - and Mourinho sent home. He did not go back home and coach in Milan "Inter" - and in his first season of his work team wins the national championship. One of the most talented (if not most) of football coaches of our time, a public figure, which constantly told - the loss of such rights for Abramovich was perhaps a mistake.


The creator of the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart began his entrepreneurial path with errors that could ruin his entire business.

At the age of 27, he rented a shop (overpaying for it), and through trial and error began to build a corporate culture, which later became the basis for Wal-Mart. Shop successfully developed - after 5 years the number of sales increased by 4 times.

What was his fault? Within 5 years he rented the shop, I do not think about it makes sense to add to the contract clause on the possibility of extending the term of the lease. When the contract expired, the owner of the premises took him at Walton, in spite of all persuasions - and, in fact, gave a successful business to his son. Other suitable premises for trade in the city was not found.

And there would be time to despair, but instead Walton packed up and went to look for his entrepreneurial happiness elsewhere. After touring several cities, he stopped at the Bentonville (Arkansas) - a city where history started Wal-Mart. And here it will be a mistake to Wal-Mart employment of Russian top manager Lev Khasis, yet we do not know.


"In 1971, I made a major error in his life. I was 19, and I traded plates by mail. Then I learned that the records for export, are not taxed. I bought me a desired recording at a discounted price, and then sold in Britain - no one is to be checked, that I do with them, I thought.

Of course, I was caught, and I had to pay for everything and pay a bunch of fines. Such an event could well kill me the entrepreneurial spirit, and a good thing it did not happen. But since then I have learned once and for all: under no circumstances should you drag to the business of immoral and illegal things. " - Branson says in his blog

The illicit trade export goods Branson arrested. He had to pay a lump sum penalty, but his mother - to sell the house to help her son with money.


The favorite of several generations of American viewers, the goddess of talk show host Oprah Winfrey as no one else understands human error and she will teach anyone wits. Nevertheless, and in her life has a story, which she remembers with a shudder.

According to Oprah, her most terrible mistake was indicative rapid weight loss for the show in 1989. The owner of an impressive form, the TV lost 30 kg in four months - fasting and giving up everything. On one of the esters it appeared in Calvin Klein jeans size 10 - and it was a triumph! Within two hours after the show Winfrey celebrated his victory speed eating anything and everything, and two days later in jeans not climbed. TV presenter became depressed and has since tried to lose weight is not.


Entrepreneur and investor Sergei Polonsky is known for his outrageous antics: he is going into space, it destroys all faxes in the company, because "people do not have to use outdated technologies." But his most famous statement was made in October 2008: Polonsky promised that he would eat his tie if prices for luxury housing Mirax for six months does not increase by 25%.

Polonsky forecast did not come true. Only after 2, 5 years, in May 2011, the businessman had to fulfill his promise - he ate a piece of tie broadcast online program's Minaev LIVE.


Source: www.forbes.ru


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