The corporate world may be tricky – even overwhelming – but business degrees can help people to navigate this exciting environment. A number of high-flying entrepreneurs and CEOs have business degrees to their name, and their studies may well have given them the leg up to making that first million or even billion. Still, while knowledge can get some individuals far, a touch of brilliance also pays dividends, as many of today’s shining executive stars prove. Some have Mensa-level intelligence, others a winning management style, sharp business sense or just a good idea and the wherewithal to succeed – yet all are super smart in their own way. Read on for 30 of the greatest living geniuses in business.
Economics is one of the most important and influential fields of study one can enter: the ramifications of its theory have changed our world, and will of course continue to do so. When we think of powerful men of the past, our minds turn to politicians and leaders — the Churchills, Ghandis and even the Stalins and Hitlers who led men to glory, freedom, or doom. However, the economists on whose systems and counsel these giants of the modern age based their policies have had no less of an influence, indeed arguably even more of an impact, on our world. Had any of these men or their ideas not existed, the history of humanity would no doubt be very different.
The phenomenally successful TV series The Apprentice has had us biting at our fingernails waiting to see who will triumph in the boardroom and hear the promised words: “You’re hired.” The show’s format has spread to countries across the globe, but the US and UK versions are those with the longest pedigree. But who have been the most successful candidates in their life after the boardroom, and have Alan Sugar and Donald Trump always picked the best?