What’s it about technology that makes us admire its creators and keep them forever on a pedestal?

Simply put, it’s the ability of these creators to come up with ways and means that totally and often unrecognizably change the way things are done. And in doing so, they make human lives so much easier and better!

Take for example the ubiquitous 3D printer. It threatens to bring change so far reaching, pervasive and humongous that we could just be seeing a new industrial age we never thought was ever possible!

Continuing in the vein, we bring to you views of the top Tech Entrepreneurs worldwide who by their actions and creations have brought about complete change in their industries.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison

Most known for his most famous creation, the light bulb, Edison went on to develop things in power generation, communication and sound recording. Put together these brought immense change in our lives.

“Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use.”
– Reed Hastings, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Netflix

Netflix has decimated and changed the way we look at movies and entertainment – itself the outcome of technology. Yes, the ages were indeed about use of technology and what they meant.

“If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.”
– Jeff Bezos, Founder, CEO, and President of Amazon

Amazon the e-Commerce giant is no different from Amazon the river. Both are big, don’t wait for anything, take their own course and push mighty hard to be what they are. And both have changed things for ever by decimating status-quo.

“Customers should be number one, employees’ number two, and then only your shareholders come at number three.”
– Jack Ma, Co-founder, and Former Executive Chair of Alibaba Group.

Jack Ma should know better given that he owns everything from the Ant (Ant Group) to the Elephant (the Alibaba Group) and everything in between!

“We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone. We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day. Like they use a toothbrush. There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.”
– Larry Page, Co-founder of Google

Google has changed our lives so pervasively that it has become a synonym to the word search! It could just be the future synonym for the word air without which our lives may extinguish for ever!

“Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world.”
– Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, Co-founder of Tesla and PayPal

Imagine a world without fuel stations because no one uses fossil-fuel any longer! Not far from magic, isn’t it!

“For me, it matters that we drive technology as an equalizing force, as an enabler for everyone around the world.”
– Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google

Google has made the world FLAT. Everyone gets the same search result everywhere (with a few inconsequential exceptions!). And everyone shall get all their other services too…equally!

“Our industry does not respect tradition – it only respects innovation.”
– Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

Innovations help evolve. And it’s the evolved who innovate. For the rest, its death as pronounced centuries back by Darwin in his hypothesis “Survival of the fittest”. As for the fittest, they are in general, great innovators.

“Desperation sometimes drives innovation.”
– Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber

Desperation to cut costs brought about the concept of shared rides, riding on the back of technology. Aggregation of services is here to stay, courtesy Uber! Technology simplified things and turned around a moribund industry!

“Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.”
– Jack Dorsey, Co-founder, and CEO of Twitter

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