Honestly, his diligence and talent to climb all the way up to his current position already makes me look up at him as a role model. However, he is not only a successful businessman, but also the best representation of how to leave a mark on a society, which I believe is the most appealing aspect of him. Unlike other multi-billionaires, Mr. Gates always selflessly contributed to the people in need, in every aspect. In fact, it is inspiring to see how his ever-expanding contribution goes beyond computational areas and even reach the medical field, such as his recent investment on a venture philanthropy fund called Diagnostics Accelerator to develop a new way to diagnose Alzheimer. These kinds of far-reaching, high impact innovations, based solely on altruistic intent, are traits that characterize Bill Gates as a good worker, person, and leader. I don’t aspire to be as wealthy as Bill Gates, but I do aspire to create an impact as influential as that of Mr. Gates to help improve the world.
Born in a poor family during the peak of China’s revolution, Jack Ma is an extraordinary leader in style and beliefs. Although he is currently one of the most successful and influential leaders in the world, he has been through countless failures, including over 30 job rejections and 10 times Harvard rejection. Nevertheless, he persevered in believing in his idea, applied his vision of a leader, and eventually succeeded in the workforce. I admire three specific qualities of Ma: his tenaciousness, his foresight, and his valuing attitude. Jack Ma has always tried to stay one step ahead of the competition and anticipate how decisions will play out ahead of other people. One of his biggest assets, as well, is his adept capability of learning from his failures, which I believe is a hallmark of any great leader. From Jack Ma, I learn to overcome challenges with an optimistic attitude and look foresight with a clear mind. Undoubtedly, Jack Ma is a leader who embodies the global intelligence that is needed for today’s leaders, and I seek to be one as well.
My biggest personal role model. Upon immigrating to Paraguay with scanty resources, my father started his labor life at a young age. Over the years, he has experienced the zenith just as the nadir of a businessman’s life. Nevertheless, I admire his innovative and responsible mind, and his venturesome nature, which he acquired mostly through empirical knowledge. When he was only 16 years old, for example, my father voluntarily traveled to Panama to purchase electronics and sold them in Paraguay, which earned him a good deal of profit. He started a business (clothes and later technology), and eventually started working for Samsung as a representative for that company in South America, as well as Sony and Panasonic. Notwithstanding this, my father has experienced dramatic economic fluctuations as well. Yet, he always sought for new opportunities and diligently worked to provide us (family) the best. Perhaps he is not positioned at the zenith anymore, but I still consider him to be an overall successful person. He definitely influenced on my decision to explore the business field, but with quality education more than solely empirical knowledge.