Cover StoryIn the startup world there is a common saying, “You can either mine for gold or you can sell tools that miners need to mine for gold.” The irony is that the miners are not the ones who became rich, but tycoons like Levi Strauss and Samuel Brannan who sold jeans, shovels and pickaxes during the California Gold rush of 1848. Today there are only very few like Levi Strauss and Samuel Brannan to identify the right opportunity at right time and make the right decision to make it big.
Satya Nadella, EVP, Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise Group
Sanjay Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, hCentive
Thomas Hyland, Co-Founder & Partner, Aspada Investment Advisors
Abnesh Raina, Founder & CEO, PlumSlice
Scott Dillon, Executive Vice President & Head of Technology Infrastructure Services, Wells Fargo
Naeem Zafar, Co-founder & CEO, Bitzer Mobile
Sridhar Ramakrishnan, Founder & CEO, Milibo