En­trepreneurs find in­spi­ra­tion from peers, ath­letes, and his­tor­i­cal fig­ures.

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Ka­tia Beauchamp

CO­FOUNDER AND CEO, BIRCHBOX “[Chef and Milk Bar founder] Christina Tosi is an icon who un­der­stands how to bal­ance rein­ven­tion with re­lata­bil­ity; Milk Bar is a brand with the widest ap­peal, and yet an in­cred­i­bly strong iden­tity.”

Rudy Clinethomas

FOUNDER, MASTRY “Troy Carter has mas­tered the essence of mak­ing per­ceived set­backs his next op­por­tu­nity. It’s been in­spir­ing to watch him cre­ate a le­gacy that sits at the cross sec­tion of mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment, and tech.”

Todd Mck­in­non

CO­FOUNDER AND CEO, OKTA “Steve Nash is one of the great­est bas­ket­ball play­ers of all time, known as much for his char­ac­ter as his game. He un­der­stood that it was more im­por­tant for the team to score than for him to shine.”

Tina Sharkey

CO­FOUNDER AND CEO, BRANDLESS “I am in­spired by Abra­ham Lin­coln. He over­came di­vi­sions in our na­tion to pre­serve our union and com­mu­ni­ties. Lin­coln was a coura­geous vi­sion­ary, com­mit­ted to the idea that ev­ery­one ¡¯¡®²¡¯ ¡Ŧ¡®ƋƤ

Adam Platzner

CO­FOUNDER AND PRES­I­DENT, ZIG “Bo­zoma Saint John, the CMO at En­deavor, is not only an icon, but also a dear friend. Sin­gle mother first, bridge builder sec­ond, brand builder third. In­spi­ra­tional all around.”

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