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CEO Marc Benioff Builds Larger-Than-Life Legacy

Looking back, it’s easy to see how self-made billionaire Marc Benioff has become one of the most influential businessmen in the world. In 1999, Benioff co-founded a startup called Salesforce in his San Francisco apartment. Initially using a closet as the server room, the company became a pioneer in hosting software online, rather than following the traditional model of installing software in clients’ computer systems…

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Bobby Murphy: Snap Inc.’s Billion Dollar Monk

As co-founder and chief technical officer of the social media company Snapchat, Bobby Murphy is one of Silicon Valley’s great success stories. Despite his efforts to maintain a low-profile, which includes only giving a handful of interviews over the years, the 34-year-old software engineer is no stranger to the tech industry’s limelight…

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From Ukraine with Love: Vlad Shmunis Creates Tech Empire by Connecting People

From an early age, Vlad Shmunis had a passion for technology and solving problems. Little did he know that this combination would lead to becoming one of the most successful CEOs in the world. In the 1970s, Shmunis and his family immigrated from Ukraine to the U.S., where the budding software engineer eventually earned a master’s degree in computer science…

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Bert Bean Offers Insight into Recipe for CEO Success

Bert Bean is living proof that hard work pays off. As Chief Executive Officer of Insight Global, he is responsible for a $3.3 billion staffing company with more than 4,000 employees working across 63 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Far from an overnight success, Bean’s journey to the top started more than 17 years ago. In 2005, he joined the organization as an entry level recruiter…

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Eric Yuan: Zooming in on One of Tech’s Most Unlikely Success Stories

If you have ever benefited from the convenience of a Zoom call, you might want to thank Eric Yuan’s college girlfriend. As an undergraduate, Yuan was frustrated by the 10-hour train trip separating him from his girlfriend Sherry (who he later married) and was inspired to create videoconferencing software, as he wanted to find an easier way to see and talk to her…

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