"If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears." - Simon Sinek
When we, in the investment world, think of great innovators,it beckons thoughts of Alexander Graham Bell, the Wright brothers and modern day leaders such as Apple's Steve Jobs and possibly Amazon's Steve Bezos and Tesla's Elon Musk.
They've transformed or are currently transforming how we live each day.
Sadly Antonio Meucci doesn't come to mind, although the Italian inventor is best known for developing a voice-communication apparatus which several sources credit as the first telephone
Nor do they recall Smithsonian worker and inventor Samuel Pierpont Langley although he is considered a true pioneer of aviation.
The difference between them? Why one is remembered throughout history (off the top of one's head) is possibly their ability to attract believers. Coworkers who are passionate in your vision as you scrape your pockets for funding.
It's vision, passion and drive and not just hiring worker drones, but those who share the same. They spread the word, they attract like-minded individuals. There are leaders..........and those who truly lead. Which one are you?