Inspiring journey of Mark William Calaway popularly known by his ring name 'Undertaker'. He dropped out of the university to pursue a career in basketball. But then he set his focus on becoming a professional Wrestler. He is the only wrestler with no song, but a trademark beat. Upon his retirement, many wrestlers paid homage to him and was duly honored by colleagues and fans all over the world.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who lived a life of service. He was a South African activist and politician. He began to make waves upon his entry into South African politics after joining the African National Congress in 1944. Nelson Mandela and his friend Oliver Tambo established the first black law firm in South Africa. He focused on his Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Nelson Mandela Foundation, and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation where he continued to give back to humanity.
Michael Jackson was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Began his music career with his brothers in a group known as ‘The Jackson 5.’ He won lots of awards including Grammys, was included in several Halls of fame, and also Guinness Book of Record awards. Michael Jackson will forever be remembered for his electric dance moves, known as “Break Dance” and the moonwalk.
The fascinating and motivating story of Shawn Carter. To become stable financially, he dropped out of college, and began pursuing his music career alongside his friends. Jayz has not only made his mark in music, he has established himself in the business line, that has earned him fortunes.
Steven Spielberg was rejected thrice at the University of Southhern Carolina because of his poor grades. He wasn’t interested in academics; his focus was theater, where he aspired to be a filmmaker. He was given the privilege of directing a short-film, 35 mm Amblin, by Universal studio, and the vice-president was largely impressed by his work. He would drop out of school a year later, to work fully for Universal and officially signed.
Steve Jobs story motivates people to stay true to their dreams and never give up, no matter how tough things get. He was academically gifted child, often described as being the smartest person in the room. When he was ten, Steve had forged a strong passion for electronics. Growing up, he loved electronics but also appreciated the humanities.
The story of Lionel Messi popularly known as “La Pulga”. Messi is an Argentine footballer who grew in the city of Rosario and was born to a football loving family. Right from an early age, it became obvious that he had an exceptional talent, the likes of which had never been seen.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who has put every ounce of his being into his record-breaking shots. He plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and leads the Portugal national team phenomenally. He is the most followed celebrity on Instagram with 230 million followers.
Warren Buffet, was born on 30 August, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska. He had a great interest in money, and started working on it form a young age. He also showed, that age is indeed just a number, by first buying the stock, at the tender age of 11, and first filing taxes, at the age of 13. He sold soft drinks, and invested those earnings, into 40 acres of land, at the mere age of 14.
J.K Rowling is the creator of the Harry Potter universe. Joanne Kathleen Rowling was born near Bristol, England. Growing up, she was always surrounded by books as she loved reading and writing. She published her first book when she was only six years old and her first novel at the mere age of eleven! She worked at a company in London, when she had the brainchild ‘Harry Potter.’
Sylvester Stallone grew up with negativity around him. Facing many problems and traumatic past he still managed to stand tall and become an actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and artist. Stallone cleaned tables, theaters and worked as an extra in films until he hit his remarkable success as an actor, when he performed in a role of a boxer Rocky Balboa, in the blockbuster film Rocky.
Lata Mangeshkar was the oldest child in the family, from the four siblings. Her father, Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar was a well known Marathi classical singer and theatre actor. Right since the time she was 5 years old, she had been trained by her father in classical singing. At the young age of 13, she recorded her first song. She also started working in her father’s plays from a young age. In the 1940s, when Lata was a teenager, she struggled to support her family as a struggling performing artist and singer. In 1949, Mangeshkar recorded the song “Uthaye ja unke sitam” for the movie “Andaz”, she became a hit all over the country.
Laxmi Mittal, also known as Laxmi Narayan Mittal, is an Indian entrepreneur who owns the world’s largest steelmaking industry. He was born in a Baniya family in Rajasthan, in June 1950. A few years later, his family moved to Calcutta. It was at this time and place Mittal learnt about managing a business, from his father Mohan Lal Mittal. Mohan Lal Mittal was building a steel industry at this time. Whereas, Lakshmi was busy gaining his laureates in business and economics from St. Xavier’s University, Calcutta.
Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non- member of the Indian National Congress who served a full term as the Prime Minister of India. Vajpayee was born into an ordinary Hindu Brahmin family, to a teacher. He was brought up in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He completed his education with a bachelor’s degree in Hindi, English and Sanskrit. He completed his post-graduation in Political Science.
“I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” These are some very important words, said by one of the smartest, richest people on this planet- Mr Elon Musk. This is a name that isn’t unfamiliar to anyone, in any corner of the world today. He is an engineer, entrepreneur and industrial designer.
“There is no war that will end all wars.” On the 20th of October in the year 1962, the Chinese attacked the Indian border along the North-East Frontier Agency and Ladakh. This came to be what we know today as the Indo-Sino War. In November 1962, at about 3:30 am, clashes occurred at the Rezang La pass at Chusul Valley. Today, we will reiterate this incident.
It is said that “Success is not what you have, but success is what you are.” One such person who proved these words to be true is N.R. Narayana Murthy. Today, almost everyone has heard this name. He is also called as the Father of the Indian IT Industry.
Bollywood is a vast and greatly advanced industry in today’s time. It is an integral part of India’s media. An integral part of this industry happens to be our person of topic today- Mr Amitabh Bachchan. An excellent actor, orator, artist and poet. He is one of the most important people in Indian cinema and has contributed greatly to its progress and development over the years.
Today, our story is about one of the most famous entrepreneurs of India, Mr Gautam Adani. Unlike most businessmen today, Gautam did not inherit his business and work from his family. He worked hard and built his way upwards. He paved his way towards success through hard work and sheer wit in managing a business.
Today’s story is about one of the richest, most powerful people in the world. He is the CEO of Alphabet, also commonly known as Google. His name is Mr Sundar Pichai. He is an innovator and one of the best leaders the world has seen in today’s times.
“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” Sara Blakely is the woman who gracefully learnt from defeat and wove her path towards success, making her one of the most powerful entrepreneurs in the fashion industry today. This is her story, brought to you by Eureka Moment.
“This is not a business, I started as a business. It's a passion which ended up becoming a business.” Raveendran Byju is the founder of the edtech app, Byju’s the learning app enabling thousands of students to prepare for the competitive entrance exams. This is his story.
Marie Curie was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. She was the daughter of a secondary school teacher, and although she received only a general education in local schools and some scientific training from her father, she volunteered to help other girls by getting involved in a Students’ Revolutionary Organization. Watch her story and Eureka Moment.
Born in February 1910 Byung-Chul was the son of a wealthy landowning family in Korea. In 1938 he had established a trucking business and then moved to nearby Daegu city and founded the Samsung group as a trading company at a grocery store. Samsung started as a small trading company with forty employees. Be great strong and everlasting was the motto of Samsung meaning 3 stars, Number 3 in Korean ‘Sam’ is a popular number which means the grand and mighty and star pronounced sung means ‘eternally shining’.
“Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure ,and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely, are the happiest.” Today’s story is about an Indian philosopher, teacher, jurist and economist. He is known for his intelligence and clever decisions. A person of unappealing appearance, accentuated by his broken teeth ,and crooked feet, he suffered great humiliation before he became a significant person, in the foundation, expansion and building of the Maurya Empire.
"Expect the unexpected from me!" Quoted by Ekta Kapoor. Ekta Ravi Kapoor, the czar of Indian television industry was born on 7th of June 1975 to the legendary Bollywood actor Jeetendra aka Ravi Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. Her younger brother, Tusshar Kapoor is also a Bollywood actor. This is her story.
“Dance is an art, paint your dream and follow it.” One such person who has beautifully illustrated his dream into his life is Mr Conrad Coelho. Mr Conrad Coelho is a professional dancer who has established his own dance school- The Conrad Coelho Dance Company. Eureka Moment is delighted to bring to you his story.
Disney, abode our childhood of innocent smiles. As a child,we all have beguiled ourselves into the world of princesses, fairy godmothers,talking trees, rabbits and dogs. And the mastermind we need to thank for this beautiful imaginary yet lavishing world is Sir Walter Elias Disney.
Ever wondered why and how Wipro Limited, became one of the most successful IT companies in the world and how it came into existence. Let me tell you a fairy tale that transformed a Vegetable oil manufacturer into a billionaire. In the year 1945, when India was on its way to get her Independence. Somewhere in Mumbai, Azim Premji was born to M.H Premji on 24th July. Muhammed Hashim Premji was a noted businessman and was popularly known among the folks as the Rice King of Burma.
James Christopher Harrison born on 27 December 1936 hailing from Australia. He holds the record for making the most blood donations. On the surface, James Harrison appears to be just an average guy but once shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. It’s what under the surface that makes him unique. He has a very rare blood type known as Rh Null which has been termed by scientists as the Golden blood type. His blood contains a high level of anti-D antibodies which are given in cases where an Rh (D) negative mother carries an Rh (D) positive baby. This results in Rhesus Disease, a condition where a pregnant woman’s body makes antibodies to destroy the baby’s blood cells. This could result in brain damage or death of the child.
A Genius, Investor, Influencer and Philanthropist are few attributes that go with his personality. He is a doctor by profession, angel investor as a businessman and influencer by a hobby. He is very active in the startup ecosystem and always sharing his experience and knowledge with many entrepreneurs through social media. Dr. Aniruddha Malpani, founder of Malpani Fertility Clinic and Malpani Ventures who will be sharing with us lots of insights about his initiatives and his eureka moment
Learn about Intellectual Property. Roshni Lachhwani is a talented young lawyer who after completing her LLM started a law firm Intellexsys which is specialised in dealing with Intellectual Property. She will be discussing how important is Intellectual Property and what needs to be done to protect it. The video will help entrepreneurs to understand IP and the need for an IP for their company.
A story of a girl who was once unable to afford a pair of shoes became an ambassador for the same company
Hima Das, born near Dhing village in the state of Assam and is the youngest child among 5 siblings to parents who are farmers. Belonging from a poor family, A girl who was once unable to afford a pair of shoes became an ambassador for the same company. For her success she has been given the nickname “Dhing Express” which is based on the name of her hometown Dhing.
Whether it's a nice vacation in Europe or a weekend getaway in LA, Airbnb often comes as a viable option for everyone. A unicorn in the space of hospitality is a brilliant work of Brian Chesky and his co-founders of Airbnb. Brian Chesky – the man provided a home away from home.
Trupti Natekar initiative Path Finders is about educating Parents and empowering them to speak to their children on topics which normally uncomfortable for parents but atmost important. Trupti is a professional Behavourial Counsellor and has been running this initiative from last 2 years and helped many parents who needed guidance. She will be talking about her initiative and her eureka moment today.
Nikita worked in different capacities as a Journalist, Lecturer and Social Worker before qualifying for the prestigious Union public Services commission. After spending over 3 years in various administrative positions in DRDO, Air headquarters and NCC directorate, Nikita felt the urge to do something beyond and left the service to work for various NGOs. She spent some time at Save the children India and Sahas Sports foundation. It was while working on a social project she came across night schools accidentally. What she saw and heard compelled her to start Masoom in 2008 an organization focused on improving the night schools.
You Know Zara but do you know the man who built it? – The story of a true gentleman – Amancio Ortega
Amancio Ortega the owner and founder of Zara who has kept low media profile but is the among top 5 richest people on earth. The company spread to United States of America, Europe and other nations. The Spain-based company has hired more than 92,000 employees, operates more than 7,000 stores and reported earnings of 20.9 billion euros, or $22.7 billion, in January 2016.
Saineshwar Bageri, who is an evangelist, tech blogger and an technologist. He has contributed 200+ articles on various upcoming technologies and 32 github projects. He has been awarded as microsoft most valuable professional which is given to very few notable contributors around the world.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft who has changed the way we use software technology. A constant source of motivation to many entrepreneurs and technologists for Bill Gates has received a lot of awards for his innovation and business leadership. Check out his story and his eureka moment.
Purvi Jhaveri, a travel enthusiast who was bit by the travel bug as a teenager and traveled all across India & trekked the Himalayan region including Nepal. Her wanderlust was so strong that soon after she embarked on another journey of travel planning for friends and family which lead to her initiative, Ways2Wander, a travel company that provides tailor-made holidays and experiences that are one-of-a-kind and unforgettable.
Born in 476 AD and died in 550 AD Aryabhatta made contributions to the Gupta age which is considered to be golden age of mathematics and ancient Indian learning. The capital of this kingdom of Magahda (modern Bihar) Patliputra, was a great center of learning, the famous university of Nalinda was situated here and it is widely speculated that Aryabhatta might have been head of the astronomical observatory. He was only about 23 - 24 years old when he composed his most distinguished work known the Aryabhatiya.