You don’t need to work in construction to be familiar with the work of some of the world’s most successful building tycoons. From Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Grand Central Station in New York City to Zhang Xin’s development of Beijing’s infrastructure, property developers have a hand in creating the structures that impact people the most.
However, these tycoons aren’t just expert builders — they’re also expert business leaders, many of whom built their own companies on top of magnificent structures and would become successful entrepreneurs. Like leading a company, it takes skill, dedication, vision, and innovation to complete construction projects. These tycoons offer valuable business advice on things like real-world experience, personality treats, failure, success, and must-have skills that you can apply to your own growing business.
To access these entrepreneurs’ wisdom and level up your entrepreneur abilities, check out this infographic by BigRentz on business lessons from the 10 most influential tycoons of the building industry.