Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire (#272)

Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire (#272)

“Stick your neck out…it’s a lot more fun than sitting at home and watching other people do it.” – Sir Richard Branson Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business icon. He has launched a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies. His …

Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing (#264)

Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing (#264)

“Pain plus reflection equals progress.” – Ray Dalio Ray Dalio (@raydalio) grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 billion in assets under management. Over 42 years, he has built Bridgewater into what Fortune …

The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo (#244)

The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo (#244)

“Trusted third parties are security holes.” – Nick Szabo Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurrency. The phrase and concept of “smart contracts” were developed …