I went to a business school that helped me become grounded in the fundamentals. It was very general, so I didn’t learn any particular software or coding language says Fred Auzenne. If you want to be a good business person, you have to get a broad understanding of how things work and how people work. Then, once you come out of a place like Purdue where they teach you the broader concepts when you’re an intern at Facebook and your boss tells you to go do something, it’s up to you specifically what she wants to be done, but I know what he means when he says “go find this problem,” for example.
You can write code much better because it’s more abstracted, and then go understand what kind of people we need in order to make this product. So there are a lot of things I had to learn on the job, and that’s what I would recommend to other business leaders to get a broad understanding first and then specialize.
Another thing that was really important for me was networking and building relationships with people. People often say it’s not what you know but who you know, and that’s definitely true in the business world. You have to be able to develop relationships with people, whether it’s clients or suppliers or whatever, and be able to maintain those relationships over time. That takes a lot of work, but it’s really important if you want to be successful as a business leader. Finally, I’d say stay humble and never stop learning. There’s always more to learn, and there are always new problems that you can solve.
I don’t know if this is a tip or not, but I think it’s important: make sure you stay true to yourself and what you believe in – because no matter how successful someone becomes – whether it’s Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates – at the end of the day we’re all just people. So we can be great business leaders and great technical innovators but still fall short as human beings. That’s something that I’ve learned over time: never lose sight of who you are as a person. And then your team will see that and follow suit; they’ll respect you for staying true to yourself even when you’re net worth increases by eight digits explains Fred Auzenne.
So those are a few things that I’ve learned as a business leader. What about you – do you have any tips to share? Please leave a comment below and let us know!
Please continue the article by giving advice to aspiring business leaders. What did you learn in your journey to becoming a successful business leader? Here are some tips:
- Get a broad understanding of how things work and how people work, from a business school or other source.
- Network with people and build relationships.
- Stay humble and never stop learning.
- Make sure you stay true to yourself and what you believe in. Your team will respect you for this.
- Don’t lose sight of who you are as a person. Your net worth increases, but you’re still human.
- Please leave a comment below with your tips! And please let us know if there are any mistakes in the article by messaging us on Facebook. Thank you!
What’s up? My name is Vibhu Rajput, and I’m the founder of Jukebox. We provide free music to students in over 240 universities in the US. At Jukebox, we have put all our efforts into building an amazing product that delivers great results for our customers – something that not only works well but also looks good. And it’s always been my dream to be able to work full-time at something that I enjoy.
I started Jukebox back in 2013, but it wasn’t until 2014 when I was able to work full time on the business. And since then, everything’s been going great! The more we improved the service and added new features, the more students started using it. That made us realizes that our product does have a lot of potentials – especially because music is really important to college students. We even got featured on ABC7 News for this one feature where you can see your whole week of class schedules at once. But what makes Jukebox different from other similar apps is that you don’t need to download anything or launch an app on your phone; all you do is go to the jukebox.
So those are a few things that I’ve learned as a business leader. What about you – do you have any tips to share? asks Fred Auzenne. Please leave a comment below and let us know! And please let us know if there are any mistakes in the article by messaging us on Facebook.