Khosrowshahi’s journey from refugee to tech mogul is truly inspiring. Aged nine, he arrived in the US, having fled Iran shortly after the revolution. Despite a difficult start, by June 2013 he had risen to win the Pacific Northwest 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award from Ernst & Young!
Four years on, with Uber facing existential issues and its entire management structure scratching their heads, they opted to pay Khosrowshahi a hefty $200 million to step up and take the position as CEO…
To show our appreciation of his inspiring rise, we bring you Khosrowshahi’s top 5 quotes about motivation and success!
‘Desperation sometimes drives innovation.’
‘Failure can teach you something, and as long as you're moving very, very quickly, you're going to start piling up the wins. Speed gives you the luxury to be able to fail.’
‘Put the right people in the right places, and then you trust them to do the right stuff.’
‘We don't believe in a world of us versus them; we look at the world as all of us together.’
‘The power of immigration, the power of the American dream, if you think about the American dream, it is the best brand out there.’
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