The world’s most successful people’s surprising workplace habits

What successful people do in their workplace? Many of us don’t know that some of them have an unique habit. Let’s read about their habit :-

1) Mark Cuban

Billionaire entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban can’t stand meetings and considers the vast majority of them a waste of his precious time – unless he’s closing a deal. Cuban sums up his philosophy succinctly: “No meetings unless I’m picking up a check.”

2) Jack Dorsey
The Twitter co-founder and CEO of Square works ridiculously long hours but manages his time super-effectively by theming his days. Monday is Dorsey’s management day for instance, while Tuesday is devoted to product development.

3) Warren Buffet
Warren Buffett spends 80% of his working day either in deep thought or reading voraciously. The Berkshire Hathaway boss once said: “I insist on a lot of time being spent… to just sit and think. This is very uncommon in American business. I read and think, so I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business.”

4) Oprah Winfrey
The Queen of All Media and Harpo CEO is a strong believer in the power of transcendental meditation (TM). Winfrey sets aside at least 20 minutes of her working day to engage in the practice, and encourages her employees to do the same. Other famous bosses who practise TM include Rupert Murdoch, Legal Sea Foods CEO Roger Berkowitz and’s Marc Benioff.

5) Yoshiro Nakamatsu
The inventor of the floppy disk, Yoshiro Nakamatsu retreats to his special ‘calm room’ to come up with ideas, which is clad in 24-carat gold tiles that block out TV and radio waves. The eccentric Japanese inventor also likes to brainstorm underwater and in the confines of his personal elevator, which he calls the ‘vertical moving room’.

6) Mark Zuckerberg

Always eager to challenge himself in and out of the workplace, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a new task every year and embraces it with gusto. Over the past few years, the social media boss has sworn to learn Chinese, wear a tie to work every day, read a new book every fortnight and visit every state in America.

7) Mark Parker
Mark Parker, the CEO of Nike, has a little trick to ensure he’s using both sides of his brain during brainstorming sessions, meetings and so on. The sportswear boss uses a notebook in which he devotes pages on the left-hand side to formal business note-taking and the right-hand pages to sketch whimsical creative doodles.

8) Arianna Huffington

The former Huffington Post editor-in-chief and current CEO of Thrive Global always ensures she gets at least eight hours sleep a night, a luxury for a senior exec. In 2007, Huffington collapsed from over-work and exhaustion, and has since vowed to get as much shut-eye as possible. She encourages her staff to slumber too, by including nap rooms in her offices and offering employees freebie relaxation classes.

9) Shigery Miyamoto
One of the more bizarre workplace habits in our round-up, Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s co-representative director and the creator of iconic video games and franchises from Donkey Kong and Mario to The Legend of Zelda, spends an inordinate amount of time guessing the length of objects and carries a tape measure around at all times to check his accuracy.

10) Elon Musk

The Tesla CEO freely calls himself a ‘nano-manager’, meaning he is far more hands-on and involved than the average company boss. “I have OCD on product-related issues,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “I never see what’s right,” he said. “It’s not a recipe for happiness.”

11) Richard Branson

Although many successful CEOs will mull over ideas while sitting comfortably at their desks, Virgin boss Richard Branson likes to walk around to generate his best ideas. Branson’s way of working is actually backed up by science. A study conducted by Stanford University researchers in 2014 found that people’s creative output increased by 60% when they were walking.

12) Jeff Bezos

The Amazon boss expects senior execs to formulate six-page memos before meetings, and requires attendees to read these memos in complete silence during the first half hour. Bezos also adheres to the two-pizza rule and never organizes meetings where two pizzas can’t feed the entire group, in order to keep them small and intimate.


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