How Travel Inspired Great Founders to Build World Class Companies

Traveling and working allows you to go non-stop. There is no burnout. There’s no staring at a clock or calendar waiting for the EOD/weekend/break. You’re refreshed weekly, and you can hone your focus and structure your time so you are a cross functional superstar who never stops learning. – Brendan Beneschott, TopTal

If Howard Schultz never travelled to Italy Starbucks probably wouldn’t be what it is today. If Steve Jobs didn’t go for his soul searching trip to India I doubt we would have Apple today. Richard Branson’s adventurous travels has given the Virgin companies its DNA.  TopTal is a hundred million dollar business that was started while the founder, Brendan Beneschott, was traveling and working in across twenty plus countries. There are countless other world-class companies I can think of which were started by founders who used travelled as their main source of inspiration. How has travel inspired you?



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Zain Abiddin is an Entrepreneur & Product Manager. He is the founder and Product Manager of Chillik Media, a design led software agency based in San Francisco.

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