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The Proof There’s No ‘I’ in Team

THE PROOF THAT THERE'S NO 'I' IN TEAM Steve Jobs & Tim Cook While Jobs was the charismatic head of Apple, Cook was seen as the man in the shadows helping things tick over on a day-to-day basis. Cook took over the role of CEO after Jobs resigned in 2011, just weeks before his death. Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield BENGJERRYS Though the surnames might not be familiar, the first names will be. The kings of ice cream were childhood friends who went into partnership as adults, opening their first ice cream shop in 1978 after taking a course in making the product. Warren Buffett & Charles Munger BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY Imeervie Since meeting in 1959, Buffett and Munger have built Berkshire Hathaway up to one of the biggest companies in the world. Munger serves as the company's vice chairman and is honest about the fact that he and Buffet don't always agree, however his well-practiced retort to opposition from Buffett is "wellI, you'll end up agreeing with me because you're smart and I'm right". Pierre Omidyar & Jeffrey Skoll ebay On Labor Day 1985, Omidyar launched eBay, but had no idea how successful it would be. At this point he turned to his friend Jeff Skoll, also a computer programmer, who helped him move eBay to a more expensive business site. The two men then gave up their jobs to work on the site full-time. Mark Zuckerberg & Anikka Fragodt Fragodt worked as executive assistant to the CEO of Facebook for around 7 years, ensuring that Zuckerberg's days ran smoothly. Described as Zuckerberg's "trusted personal assistant" and "the most powerful woman at Facebook", the role Fragodt played at Facebook shouldn't be underestimated. Henry Ford, Clarence Avery, Peter Martin & Charles Sorensen OO,06 Ford Although the cars bear his name, Ford wasn't alone in his belief that cars should be reliable and reasonably priced. Together with Avery, the lead developer of assembly line; Martin, head of assembly; and Sorensen, assistant head of assembly, Ford used the cost savings from mass production to make cars more affordable. Sergey Brin, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt & Omid Kordestani Google In the early stages, the Google team was very small, consisting of Brin and Page working from Page's dorm room. When they were ready to turn their idea into a business, they brought in Schmidt, a tech legend, to run the company, and Kordestani to head up sales. While Schmidt remains at Google as the Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc., Kordestani is now Executive Chairman at Twitter. Bill Gates & Paul Allen HMicrosoft Co-founder of Microsoft, Allen isn't as well-known as Gates but was pivotal in the creation of Microsoft, even coming up with the company's name. Thanks to Allen, Microsoft secured some big contracts in its early years, including delivering a Disk Operating System to IBM. Carrie Longton & Justine Roberts mumsnet The internet phenomenon was founded by two women who had met at ante-natal classes and wanted to create a place where parents could pool all their information together in one place. Started from a back bedroom in 2000, the influential network for parents now receives over 70m page views per month. William Procter & James Gamble P&G William Procter, an English candle maker, and James Gamble, an Irish soap maker, met when they immigrated to America and married sisters. Noticing that the two men were competing for materials, their father-in-law suggested they become business partners, and Procter & Gamble was created. It is now one of the largest and most profitable consumer goods companies in the world. Elizabeth Cutler & Julie Rice S ULCYCLE Since Cutler and Rice opened their first studio in 2006, the hit fitness trend has taken the world by storm and now has a whole host of celebrity fans. The co-founders met in 2005, and shared the value of wanting to create a fitness routine that felt more like fun. Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams & Biz Stone While Jack Dorsey came up with the idea of Twitter and acts as its CEO, the site came about as a result of his work with co-founders Stone and Williams. The social networking site started as a 'side project', but is now used by millions of people worldwide. Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, Roy Disney, Les Clark, Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, Eric Larson, Ward KimballI, Milt Kahl, & Marc Davis After several failed deals in their first cartoon studio, Walt Disney and lwerks secured the financial backing of Roy Disney. From here the trio were able to attract nine top animators who went on to create an array of well-loved characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Snow White and Cinderella. 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The Proof There’s No ‘I’ in Team

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Teamwork is something we’re taught from a very early age, but it continues to be just as important in adult life. Our latest infographic explores some of the most successful businesses around the wo...


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