Zuckerberg vs Ellison
If you have Netflix I highly recommend watching Bloomberg’s GameChangers series. It has 30 minute profiles of the most influential people of the past
Two profiles I think are particularly
interesting and contrasting: Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Ellison. Mark came from a supportive family and was the only son among three sisters. The narrators comment that that this lead to his abundant self-esteem. On the other hand, when Ellison was 11 his father abruptly told
him that he was adopted and that he would not pay for his college.
The question is: what matters in being successful? It’s not clear family
background matters. Just determination and being at the right place right time.