“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
Born in 1928 and deceased in 2012, Vidal Sassoon was a businessman, philanthropist and talented hairdresser. He is credited with developing the popular wedge bob hairstyle. He relocated in the United States of America in 1965, then he came up with a prolific chain of hairstyling salons that simply conquered the world. His new line of products became world renowned in no time. He used to say that if you do not look good, his company does not look good. It was one of the most inspiring commercials in this domain. A film about his life was released in 2010 too.
“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he will quickly learn how to chew it.”
Born in 1918 and deceased in 2011, Roy Ash was the president and co-founder of Litton Industries. Aside from a few other noticeable achievements in politics, he has successfully made some very smart decisions throughout his life. In 2003, he and his wife have decided to donate $15,000,000 to Harvard. Four years later, in 2007, he sold one of his properties for $22,000,000. The transaction was recorded to be the largest one for a real estate deal in Loudoun County. He passed away in the winter of 2011 due to a complication of the Parkinson’s disease.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill is mostly known for being one of the most prolific British politicians. He was the prime minister of the United Kingdom during one of the greatest wartimes in the history. He was also a writer, historian and artist. Believe it or not, he is the one and only British prime minister to have earned a Nobel Prize for literature. At the same time, he was the first individual to become a honorary citizen in the United States of America. His resting place – St. Martin’s Church, Bladon – is visited by numerous enthusiasts and history fans on a regular basis.
“Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.”
Ayrton Senna was one of the most dominant and influential drivers of Formula 1. For a lot of fans, his story has gone way beyond the track. In 1992, he impressed everyone when he stopped the car next to an opponent driver who got involved in a car accident. There were no other drivers to stop and leave their cars in order to help the victim. He has also caused a lot of controversies during his career, but he was always appreciated for his dedication. He passed away in a track accident in 1994. It is by far the saddest moment in the history of Formula 1.
“Success represents the 1% of you work which results from the 99% that is called failure.”
Born on November, 17-th, 1906, Soichiro Honda was one of Japan‘s most reputable industrialists and engineers. He established Honda in 1948 as a small wooden bicycle manufacturing centre. Overtime, the company has become one of the most innovative motorcycle and vehicle manufacturers in the world. It has stirred the respective industry with dozens of innovations. The successful entrepreneur has passed away on August, 5-th, 1991. He left behind a company that dominates a lot of segments. Moreover, it is worth noting that up to 75% of all Honda vehicles are still on the roads, which is yet another proof of the high quality standards.