When you talk about business success, you have to include companies who are at the top of the world right now. Some of them are so successful that other bigger businesses also rely on them. Here at Ironbelly, our CEO Larby Amirouche has educated us on good practices about business success. Although these companies were not successful from the start. Some of them struggled during their early years but because of good business planning and excellent leadership, they were able to rise on top of the world.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world for three years in a row, and deservingly so. He started Amazon as an online bookstore named Cadabra. He initially only offered books which added the online sales of music and videos. Eventually he would offer consumer goods towards the end of the 1990’s. The company would then be at the brink of bankruptcy in the early 2000’s only to bounce back and be the largest online store in the world by the end of the decade. Jeff Bezos is characterized by his aggressive business decisions towards the growth of Amazon. He acquired smaller competitors, and was relentless in his pursuit for global success.
Apple started as a modest computer company in the mid-1970’s. They later gained huge success with the release of Apple II and Macintosh computers. Steve Jobs was kicked out of Apple in 1985 only to be re-employed in 1997 as the CEO. He helped revive Apple when it was near bankruptcy using a number of his innovations – iPOD, iPAD, iPhone and iTunes.
One of the major inspirations of our CEO – Larby Amirouche; Microsoft was founded in the early 1970’s. They garnered success in 1981 when they released MS-DOS. This solidified their place as a technology juggernaut. In the mid-1980’s, Microsoft released Windows as a more convenient operating system with a graphical UI. This resulted in a partnership with IBM, further establishing their dominance in the market. Presently they have produced at least 20 different versions of Windows, loads of office applications, and a few gaming consoles.
Tesla was founded in 2003 and has now become a multi-billion dollar company. The company only runs on minimal advertisements, and relies more on word of mouth brought about by their excellent products and services. The company has been a front runner in the electronic automotive industry with their rechargeable cars. It has attracted customers because of its nature friendly practices – one of these is having less emission coming from vehicles.
Saudi Aramco is a petroleum and gas company considered to be the most profitable company in the world. It was founded in 1933 and by 2020, it is now valued at more than 2 trillion dollars. It owns the largest onshore and offshore oil fields in the world.
Larby Amirouche is a huge fan of Google and rightly so – Google is everywhere right now. They’re the most successful search engine, email and advertising channel. They have a smartphone operating system through Android, and a smartphone brand. Unlike the previously mentioned companies, Google is like your one-stop-shop. It has everything for your digital needs and more. Are you trying to sign up for a website? You do not need to worry about giving your credentials because your google login can take care of that – that is how viable they are right now.
Samsung is considered as the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics catered for consumers. It has a value of over 300 billion dollars and has almost 300,000 employees. It has a wide range of products from home appliances, computer parts and accessories, cameras and mobile phones. The company was founded in 1969 in Suwon, South Korea struggling in its earlier years from Japanese competitors. The company decided to have a joint venture with japanese companies which resulted in electronic products like televisions, refrigerators and calculators. Not bad for a company whose first products were fertilizers and sweeteners.
Coca Cola originated in 1886 from Atlanta, Georgia. Founder John Pemberton was an army colonel and chemist by trade. He formulated a caffeinated tonic that included an African Kola Nut. Years later, he sold the recipe to Asa Griggs Candler for a total of $1,750. Candler as the new owner, established the Coca Cola Company which we know today. Today, the company has become synonymous with soft drink and has a value of 80 billion dollars. Despite the low value compared to the other companies in this list, what makes Coca Cola stand out as a company is its longevity as a major player in beverage. Coca Cola is still widely enjoyed to this day and is still one of the leading beverage companies in the world.
Toyota Motor Corporation:
Widely considered as the biggest automotive manufacturer in the world, Toyota operates out of its headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. The company was founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda as a passenger car manufacturer. Today, the company operates under five different banners – Toyota, Hino, Lexus, Ranz and Daihatsu. It also holds stakes from its competitors like Subaru, Isuzu, Mazda and Suzuki. Toyota produces 10 million vehicles per year and is the largest company in Japan.
All in all, these are the different companies that you startup should aspire for. We here at Ironbelly thrive for excellence with the guidance of our CEO, Mr. Larby Amirouche. These companies have already written the blueprint of success, and it is up to us to take the challenge and follow in their footsteps.