Who or what do you look up to for inspiration?

Editorial Team
Editorial Team

To round off each issue, we ask our contributing business leaders for their views on the same question: “Who or what do you look up to for inspiration?”

Pascal Lacourie, CEO, EPC Asia Pacific

“I am inspired by those who succeed! I’m humble and always ready to learn. This is what made me progress throughout my career.” 

Adel Mir, CEO, NAZ Industries LLC

“My inspiration stems from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai. I have had the opportunity to delve into his book, ‘My Vision’, which unveils the essence behind Dubai’s rapid growth as one of the world’s fastest developing cities.  

“In Dubai, development and expansion are relentless pursuits, with the word “impossible” holding no significance for the Ruler and his team. A notable anecdote in ‘My Vision’ underscores the key to success – being swift and striving to be faster every day than the last.  

“This relentless pace is integral to survival and triumph. I highly recommend exploring the insights within the book. It offers invaluable lessons on business and expansion that are truly enlightening.”  

Herald Bonnici, Secretary General, PEVCA Malta

“I draw my inspiration from successful entrepreneurs who have made it big through hard work and determination. One such person is Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon. He began his journey in his garage, but his entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take risks have made him one of the world’s most affluent individuals.  

“Bezos has always pushed the boundaries of what’s possible and has made customer obsession a key principle of Amazon’s success. He strongly believes in long-term planning, which has allowed Amazon to make strategic investments and take actions that may not have immediate payoffs, but create significant value over time.” 

Mihai Neagu, CEO, Perla Harghitei and Apemin Tusnad

“I have always found inspiration, without even searching for it deliberately, somewhere deep inside me. There, deep inside, are all the important people – family, friends, partners, colleagues – who have supported me and given me the strength to become the person I am today.”  

Scott Mordue, Head of Marketing, Avoira

“Personally, I look up to individuals who lead with the intention of improving all our lives.  Technology has an amazing opportunity to do this. It’s easy to point to people like Steve Jobs from Apple, or Andy Grove from Intel, but there are lots of other people who have qualities that I admire. There will, for sure, be more people to add to my shortlist as technologies like artificial intelligence become more mainstream, and I look forward to it.”

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