Examples of people who told their bosses to stick it and became successful.

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    Star Senior member

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    Looking for well known examples of people who told their bosses to 'stick it' (after being treated poorly or patrionised) and went off to become successful in their own right

    I can think of:

    1) Ferruccio Lamborghini who was laughed at by Enzo Ferrari and went off and created his won Supercar factory

    2) John Galt from Ayn Rands Novel Atlas Shrugged who left the Twentieth Century Motor Company and caused the worlds greatest minds to go on strike.

    3) Rudolf Dassler who split from his brothers company 'Adidas' and formed the Puma Sports company.

    Others...?
     
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    there is a perhaps apocryphal tale of how azim premji, founder of wipro (multibillion dollar indian IT company) was rejected early in his career at an interview by narayana murthy, founder of infosys, another multibillion dollar enterprise

    wipro is now one of infosys's prime competitors
     
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    Frank Lloyd Wright on Alder and Sullivan.
     
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    2) John Galt from Ayn Rands Novel Atlas Shrugged who left the Twentieth Century Motor Company and caused the worlds greatest minds to go on strike.


    QFT, though it is really fair to use a novel as an example?
     
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    2) John Galt from Ayn Rands Novel Atlas Shrugged who left the Twentieth Century Motor Company and caused the worlds greatest minds to go on strike.

    LOL, so fictional characters count? Should we add Scrooge McDuck to the discussion, then? [​IMG]
     
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    Looking for well known examples of people who told their bosses to 'stick it' (after being treated poorly or patrionised) and went off to become successful in their own right

    I can think of:

    1) Ferruccio Lamborghini who was laughed at by Enzo Ferrari and went off and created his won Supercar factory


    Lamborghini wasn't a subordinate of Ferrari, indeed, he was only a client of Ferrari. And quite successful at that, seeing as he was able to purchase Ferraris and start up his own sports car firm as a 'hobby'.
     
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    Tesla and Edison
     
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    Tesla and Edison

    Didn't Edison basically exploit the hell out of Tesla? That story didn't really have a happy ending for NT.
     
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    I once knocked out my boss & the next day his wife promoted me.
     
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    there is a perhaps apocryphal tale of how azim premji, founder of wipro (multibillion dollar indian IT company) was rejected early in his career at an interview by narayana murthy, founder of infosys, another multibillion dollar enterprise

    wipro is now one of infosys's prime competitors


    When I glanced at this post really quickly, all I saw was "azn zombies" and got excited.
     
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    Didn't Edison basically exploit the hell out of Tesla? That story didn't really have a happy ending for NT.

    Exploit? Not really sure. But they disagreed on so many things so vehemently -- particularly the whole AC-DC thing -- that Tesla was either fired or he quit (don't remember which). He was actually quite successful for a while, but then his money dried up.
     
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    When I glanced at this post really quickly, all I saw was "azn zombies" and got excited.

    Boy, I'd love to read the success story that involves azn zombies.
     
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