Champion Managers

A management degree is not required to become an excellent manager. All the managers quoted below have no degrees in management. If it is possible to reach the pinnacle of success in management in highly competitive and challenging industries, it clearly shows an MBA is not required to be a great manager.

Jack Welch

Jack Welch is a renowned personality in the business world because of his leadership strategies and innovative management style. Welch turned the fate of the General Electric (GE) into a dynamic growth company during his 20 years of leadership at GE. Welch was born in Massachusetts, USA in 1935. His father was a Boston & [...]

Alfred P.Sloan

Alfred P. Sloan, known as President and CEO of General Motors was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1875. His father was a prosperous businessman. Sloan is an electrical engineer and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1895. While attending MIT he joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Sloan joined as a draftsman in [...]

Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubai Ambani was born on 28 December in a Modh family of modest means. He was the second son of a schoolteacher and was a high school graduate. When he was 16 years old, he moved to Aden, Yemen. He worked with A. Besse & Co. for a salary of Rs.300. Two years later, A. [...]

William Henry “Bill” Gates III

Bill Gates, the Founder and Chairman of Microsoft. He was born in Seattle in 1955, to an upper middle class family. His father was a lawyer; his mother was a member of the board of directors for First Interstate Banc System. At 13 he enrolled in the Lakeside School, an exclusive preparatory school where he [...]

Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft was born on 24th March 1956.He grew up in Michigan. His father was a manager of Ford Motor Co. It has been reported that Ballmer has an IQ of over 135. He is a bachelor of mathematics and economics from Harvard University in the year 1977. [...]

Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd is the chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard, the largest IT Company in the world. He is known as one of the best managers in the United States for turning around HP. Mark Hurd born in New York City in 1957. He has done his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from [...]

Larry Ellison

Larry J. Ellison is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, one of the biggest software companies. He was born in 1944 in Bronx, New York and grown up by his adaptive parents. His adaptive father was a real estate businessman and an auditor for the public housing authority. Ellison was a bright but inattentive [...]

Career Lessons from MS Swaminathan

Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan (MS Swaminathan) is considered as the ‘Father of Green Revolution’ in India because of his significant contribution to the development of agriculture in India. He is a plant geneticist and focused on high-yielding variety of wheat when there was acute shortage of food grains in the country. MS Swaminathan is a brilliant [...]

E.Sreedharan – An Inspirational Manager

We feel inspired if we read the autobiography of successful people and world renowned personalities. But the success story of E.Sreedharan is not just inspirational; it teaches us many lessons. Known for his dedication and hard work, E.Sreedharan not just changed the scenario of public transport in Delhi but built strong and efficient systems that [...]