The lesson from Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey that inspired these students to build a multimillion start-up

Siu Rui Quek had always been entrepreneurial. But it was a lesson learned in his early twenties from enterprising icons Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey that set him on course for the big times. I always joke that I have a mentor, which is Mark Zuckerberg, but it’s only one-way. Carousell’s co-founders from left to right, Marcus Tan, Siu Rui Quek and Lucas Ngoo. You’ve just got to love what you do and be obsessed about that problem you’re solving Siu Rui Quek co-founder and CEO, Carousell


Siu Rui Quek had always been entrepreneurial. But it was a lesson learned in his early twenties from enterprising icons Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey that set him on course for the big times. I always joke that I have a mentor, which is Mark Zuckerberg, but it’s only one-way. Carousell’s co-founders from left to right, Marcus Tan, Siu Rui Quek and Lucas Ngoo. You’ve just got to love what you do and be obsessed about that problem you’re solving Siu Rui Quek co-founder and CEO, Carousell
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The lesson from Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey that inspired these students to build a multimillion start-up

Siu Rui Quek had always been entrepreneurial. As a teen, he would fuel his passion for technology and earn extra cash buying and selling gadgets online. But it was a lesson learned in his early twenties from enterprising icons Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey that set him on course for the big times. That lesson? Know your mission. Quek is co-founder and CEO of $550 million online consumer marketplace Carousell. He started the business with his college friends Marcus Tan and Lucas Ngoo back in 2012 after they were inspired by talks from the top tech talents during an internship in Silicon Valley. And, even today, he says those presentations played a vital role in shaping Carousell’s success.

I always joke that I have a mentor, which is Mark Zuckerberg, but it’s only one-way. Siu Rui Quek co-founder and CEO, Carousell

“The one thing that we really learned and took away,” Quek told CNBC Make It, “is to be absolutely mission-oriented and mission-first.” “This idea of being mission-first just helps people transcend personal egos (and) helps create collaboration,” he said. To be sure, the founders did not mentor Quek and his friends directly. “I always joke that I have a mentor, which is Mark Zuckerberg, but it’s only one-way — I know him but he doesn’t know me,” Quek said.

Carousell’s co-founders from left to right, Marcus Tan, Siu Rui Quek and Lucas Ngoo. Carousell

But, by watching their presentations and studying their style, Quek said he and his co-founders were inspired to think about the big picture and how they could use technology to solve big issues. “I think the one commonality all of them had was just this whole fascination for using technology to solve problems and make a big impact,” said Quek. For Carousell, that meant building a platform to simplify buying and selling online, which, Quek said, plays into the company’s wider mission to “inspire every person in the world to start selling.”

You’ve just got to love what you do and be obsessed about that problem you’re solving Siu Rui Quek co-founder and CEO, Carousell


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Finding a mentor could bring the career boost you need in 2019 — but be sure to avoid this mistake

The start of the year is a great time to take stock of your career and plan your goals for the 12 months ahead. As National Mentoring Month in the U.S., January marks an opportunity to celebrate the people who have helped our careers, and presents a chance to find someone to guide our future aims. For those unfamiliar with mentoring, that can seem like an odd prospect. According to mentoring expert Phil George, it needn’t be daunting and it could provide just the career boost you need this New Y


The start of the year is a great time to take stock of your career and plan your goals for the 12 months ahead. As National Mentoring Month in the U.S., January marks an opportunity to celebrate the people who have helped our careers, and presents a chance to find someone to guide our future aims. For those unfamiliar with mentoring, that can seem like an odd prospect. According to mentoring expert Phil George, it needn’t be daunting and it could provide just the career boost you need this New Y
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Finding a mentor could bring the career boost you need in 2019 — but be sure to avoid this mistake

The start of the year is a great time to take stock of your career and plan your goals for the 12 months ahead.

As National Mentoring Month in the U.S., January marks an opportunity to celebrate the people who have helped our careers, and presents a chance to find someone to guide our future aims.

For those unfamiliar with mentoring, that can seem like an odd prospect. Who do you choose and what should you ask? According to mentoring expert Phil George, it needn’t be daunting and it could provide just the career boost you need this New Year.

Central to that, said George, is uncovering the one common misconception about mentorship.


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Bill Gates: These 3 books ‘opened a new world for me’

Bill Gates is an avid reader. The Microsoft co-founder reads every night, has reviewed hundreds of books on his blog and regularly shares lists of his favorite books. Foege has served as a mentor to Bill and Melinda Gates since 1999 and has helped inform their global health philanthropy ever since. Beyond answering questions and giving academic advice, Foege gave Gates a list of 81 books and reports on global health issues. “All these books opened a new world for me,” writes Gates.


Bill Gates is an avid reader. The Microsoft co-founder reads every night, has reviewed hundreds of books on his blog and regularly shares lists of his favorite books. Foege has served as a mentor to Bill and Melinda Gates since 1999 and has helped inform their global health philanthropy ever since. Beyond answering questions and giving academic advice, Foege gave Gates a list of 81 books and reports on global health issues. “All these books opened a new world for me,” writes Gates.
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Bill Gates: These 3 books 'opened a new world for me'

Bill Gates is an avid reader. The Microsoft co-founder reads every night, has reviewed hundreds of books on his blog and regularly shares lists of his favorite books. He often credits books likes these for helping him understand new perspectives and even changing his priorities.

In one blog post, Gates writes about meeting with famed epidemiologist Dr. Bill Foege, a long-time mentor who sparked the tech billionaire’s interest in global health by way of a reading list years ago.

Foege has served as a mentor to Bill and Melinda Gates since 1999 and has helped inform their global health philanthropy ever since. Beyond answering questions and giving academic advice, Foege gave Gates a list of 81 books and reports on global health issues.

“All these books opened a new world for me,” writes Gates. “Making Bill’s passion for fighting poverty and disease a passion of my own.”

These three books stood out in particular:


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5 steps to finding your perfect mentor

We hear it all the time: To get ahead at work, you need to find a mentor. Just who are you supposed to call on and what are you supposed to ask? One person who has relied heavily on mentors to steer her career is 36-year-old Jayna Cooke. Now, as the CEO of EVENTup, an online marketplace for events venues, she too has become a mentor to junior colleagues, Cooke told CNBC Make It. It’s common to think that person needs to be older than you and in a directly related field.


We hear it all the time: To get ahead at work, you need to find a mentor. Just who are you supposed to call on and what are you supposed to ask? One person who has relied heavily on mentors to steer her career is 36-year-old Jayna Cooke. Now, as the CEO of EVENTup, an online marketplace for events venues, she too has become a mentor to junior colleagues, Cooke told CNBC Make It. It’s common to think that person needs to be older than you and in a directly related field.
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5 steps to finding your perfect mentor

We hear it all the time: To get ahead at work, you need to find a mentor.

But doing so can be easier said than done. Just who are you supposed to call on and what are you supposed to ask?

One person who has relied heavily on mentors to steer her career is 36-year-old Jayna Cooke. Her mentors guided her through the ranks at Groupon before she went on to found her own start-up.

Now, as the CEO of EVENTup, an online marketplace for events venues, she too has become a mentor to junior colleagues, Cooke told CNBC Make It.

She says it all boils down to five simple steps:

1. First, ask yourself where you’re looking for growth; be it in public speaking, people management, industry knowledge, or anything else related to your career.

2. Next, find someone in your social circle who is succeeding in that area. That could be your boss, a friend, a colleague, or even the CEO of a company.

It’s common to think that person needs to be older than you and in a directly related field. But, according to career expert Suzy Welch, they just need to have a skill you wish to learn.

3. Reach out to them and start to form a relationship by taking an interest in how they got to where they are. “Ask them what had been most helpful to them — was it certain books they would recommend, was it other people in their life, was it college, etc.,” said Cooke.

Not everyone will respond to a request from a stranger. But be humble and you may be surprised by how willing people are to help out.

4. Think about what you can do to be helpful to them too. It may not always be obvious, and you may not be able to add value right away, but it’s important to give as well as take.

5. Lastly, be grateful. “It’s important to show appreciation for their time,” said Cooke.

“Whether it is five minutes, a quick email, or a long chat make sure they know you are listening, you are taking their advice and you are grateful,” she noted.


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Bluemercury CEO shares the No. 1 question that will make a leader want to be your mentor

When we’re younger, we think everybody is thinking about how you appear or how you look. But what should younger women who are earlier in their careers do in that situation? “If someone repeats an idea that’s yours, then you go back into the conversation and say, ‘Well, here’s how I’m thinking about this.’ Don’t miss:LearnVest CEO: Being your own boss is ‘like getting punched in the face every day’SoulCycle CEO on her college wake-up call and the No. 1 thing women can do to get aheadEquinox CEO:


When we’re younger, we think everybody is thinking about how you appear or how you look. But what should younger women who are earlier in their careers do in that situation? “If someone repeats an idea that’s yours, then you go back into the conversation and say, ‘Well, here’s how I’m thinking about this.’ Don’t miss:LearnVest CEO: Being your own boss is ‘like getting punched in the face every day’SoulCycle CEO on her college wake-up call and the No. 1 thing women can do to get aheadEquinox CEO:
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Bluemercury CEO shares the No. 1 question that will make a leader want to be your mentor

“I try to take a step back and think about the main point of what’s going on and how I’m feeling about what I need to say,” she says. “I try not to let things get into my head or go with the flow of the meeting but instead make a point pretty quickly. I’m not one to dwell on things. When we’re younger, we think everybody is thinking about how you appear or how you look. The truth is, people aren’t thinking about you as much as you think. You just have to stand up for what’s in your head and what you believe.”

Even as the CEO, Beck will occasionally encounter that predictable dynamic of a man echoing an idea she raised as if it were his own.

“I don’t worry about that so much,” she said. “Maybe my younger self would have worried about that. But I don’t need credit like I used to. I’m just trying to get from point A to B.”

But what should younger women who are earlier in their careers do in that situation?

“You do need that credit, so making sure that your ideas are heard and that your points get across is really critical,” she adds. “If someone repeats an idea that’s yours, then you go back into the conversation and say, ‘Well, here’s how I’m thinking about this.’ You’re the one who actually had the idea and has thought it through, with the strategy, the tactics and results. So you just have to go back in and pick up where you left off.”

Adam Bryant is a CNBC contributor and managing director of Merryck & Co., a senior leadership development and executive mentoring firm. A veteran journalist, Bryant interviewed more than 500 leaders for the “Corner Office” feature he created at The New York Times. Be on the lookout for new Two Questions videos each month, and check out CNBC’s ongoing coverage of women in business, Closing The Gap. Parts of this interview were edited for clarity and space.

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NFL star Ndamukong Suh shares the best lesson he’s learned from his mentor Warren Buffett

When players sign huge contracts, they should really cut that number in half to get a better picture of their earnings, he explains to Business Insider. And, thanks in part to Buffett, Suh knows that the money he makes from football isn’t everything. And although he’s got the Oracle of Omaha advising him, Suh makes a point of remaining hands-on with his money. “I’ve always loved numbers, so I like to be involved and understand what’s going on, not just [be] a person who always wants to take grea


When players sign huge contracts, they should really cut that number in half to get a better picture of their earnings, he explains to Business Insider. And, thanks in part to Buffett, Suh knows that the money he makes from football isn’t everything. And although he’s got the Oracle of Omaha advising him, Suh makes a point of remaining hands-on with his money. “I’ve always loved numbers, so I like to be involved and understand what’s going on, not just [be] a person who always wants to take grea
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NFL star Ndamukong Suh shares the best lesson he’s learned from his mentor Warren Buffett

Suh’s no stranger to the harsh realities of NFL contracts. He made headlines when he signed a six-year, $114 million deal with the Miami Dolphins in 2015, but that didn’t automatically translate to a nine-figure paycheck. When players sign huge contracts, they should really cut that number in half to get a better picture of their earnings, he explains to Business Insider.

And, thanks in part to Buffett, Suh knows that the money he makes from football isn’t everything. He’s already preparing other streams of income to sustain him whenever he’s done playing. “If you want to maintain your same lifestyle, you have to continue to work to bring in that cash flow,” he says in the CNBC documentary.

With Buffett’s guidance, the player has made investments in real estate, technology and restaurants. And although he’s got the Oracle of Omaha advising him, Suh makes a point of remaining hands-on with his money.

“I’ve always loved numbers, so I like to be involved and understand what’s going on, not just [be] a person who always wants to take great advice,” he says. “Understanding my investments, understanding how to be sustainable and understanding how I can progress my family to the future is going to be huge.”


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NFL star Ndamukong Suh shares the best lesson he’s learned from his mentor Warren Buffett

When players sign huge contracts, they should really cut that number in half to get a better picture of their earnings, he explains to Business Insider. And, thanks in part to Buffett, Suh knows that the money he makes from football isn’t everything. And although he’s got the Oracle of Omaha advising him, Suh makes a point of remaining hands-on with his money. “I’ve always loved numbers, so I like to be involved and understand what’s going on, not just [be] a person who always wants to take grea


When players sign huge contracts, they should really cut that number in half to get a better picture of their earnings, he explains to Business Insider. And, thanks in part to Buffett, Suh knows that the money he makes from football isn’t everything. And although he’s got the Oracle of Omaha advising him, Suh makes a point of remaining hands-on with his money. “I’ve always loved numbers, so I like to be involved and understand what’s going on, not just [be] a person who always wants to take grea
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NFL star Ndamukong Suh shares the best lesson he’s learned from his mentor Warren Buffett

Suh’s no stranger to the harsh realities of NFL contracts. He made headlines when he signed a six-year, $114 million deal with the Miami Dolphins in 2015, but that didn’t automatically translate to a nine-figure paycheck. When players sign huge contracts, they should really cut that number in half to get a better picture of their earnings, he explains to Business Insider.

And, thanks in part to Buffett, Suh knows that the money he makes from football isn’t everything. He’s already preparing other streams of income to sustain him whenever he’s done playing. “If you want to maintain your same lifestyle, you have to continue to work to bring in that cash flow,” he says in the CNBC documentary.

With Buffett’s guidance, the player has made investments in real estate, technology and restaurants. And although he’s got the Oracle of Omaha advising him, Suh makes a point of remaining hands-on with his money.

“I’ve always loved numbers, so I like to be involved and understand what’s going on, not just [be] a person who always wants to take great advice,” he says. “Understanding my investments, understanding how to be sustainable and understanding how I can progress my family to the future is going to be huge.”


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Suzy Welch: Here’s why everything you’ve been told about mentors is wrong

In order to build a truly productive relationship with a mentor, Welch advises adjusting your assumptions about who makes a good mentor. To start, she says you can find a mentor by focusing on the skills you value. For example, if a colleague is great at giving presentations, connect with them to see how they can help you improve. “The great thing about this type of mentorship is that it doesn’t have to last years,” she says. Next, Welch says you should throw away the idea that a mentor has to b


In order to build a truly productive relationship with a mentor, Welch advises adjusting your assumptions about who makes a good mentor. To start, she says you can find a mentor by focusing on the skills you value. For example, if a colleague is great at giving presentations, connect with them to see how they can help you improve. “The great thing about this type of mentorship is that it doesn’t have to last years,” she says. Next, Welch says you should throw away the idea that a mentor has to b
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Suzy Welch: Here's why everything you've been told about mentors is wrong

The traditional approach, she warns, of emailing a senior-level employee who can take you under their wing works “once in a blue moon,” and that “unless you’re swimming in personal connections, you’ll be waiting on a reply forever.”

In order to build a truly productive relationship with a mentor, Welch advises adjusting your assumptions about who makes a good mentor.

To start, she says you can find a mentor by focusing on the skills you value. For example, if a colleague is great at giving presentations, connect with them to see how they can help you improve. Or, if a colleague is great at bouncing back from criticism, reach out to them and see if they can show you how to do the same.

“The great thing about this type of mentorship is that it doesn’t have to last years,” she says. “You’re not asking for a lifetime commitment. A mentorship can be a day, a week or a month.”

Next, Welch says you should throw away the idea that a mentor has to be someone you know.

She recalls the early days of her career as a reporter for the Miami Herald when she was obsessed with a colleague named Liz Balmeseda.


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3 things Martin Luther King, Jr. learned from his mentor

During the 1960s, the great reverend was taking on the issues of civil rights, poverty, and the Vietnam War. Bunche thought that King was spreading himself too thin and the movement would suffer as a result. Bunche thought they could accomplish more by concentrating their efforts on concrete actions. Indeed, King and his team emphasized attaining real and tangible results like passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that prohibited discrimination in voting. Nevertheless, Dr. King and civil rights


During the 1960s, the great reverend was taking on the issues of civil rights, poverty, and the Vietnam War. Bunche thought that King was spreading himself too thin and the movement would suffer as a result. Bunche thought they could accomplish more by concentrating their efforts on concrete actions. Indeed, King and his team emphasized attaining real and tangible results like passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that prohibited discrimination in voting. Nevertheless, Dr. King and civil rights
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3 things Martin Luther King, Jr. learned from his mentor

First, buckle down and focus. During the 1960s, the great reverend was taking on the issues of civil rights, poverty, and the Vietnam War. Bunche thought that King was spreading himself too thin and the movement would suffer as a result. Bunche thought they could accomplish more by concentrating their efforts on concrete actions. Indeed, King and his team emphasized attaining real and tangible results like passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that prohibited discrimination in voting. “We wouldn’t march for every issue,” said Ambassador Andrew Young, a leader of the civil rights movement and close friend of Dr. King.

Second, be less public. Bunche felt that civil rights leaders were too public with their opinions and actions, and that they should work more discreetly to generate less controversy. When King came out publicly against the Vietnam War, Bunche said: “Right now, I am convinced, [King] is making a very serious tactical error which will do much harm to the civil rights struggle.” Nevertheless, Dr. King and civil rights leaders came to appreciate the wisdom of Bunche. “We learned that you can get anything you want done, as long as you give others credit,” said Ambassador Young. “When you are too public, it can be dangerous,” he said.


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5 things today’s leading businesses can learn from universities

“The first is engaging and motivating millennials,” says Thomas. While businesses are struggling to recruit and retain millennial employees, colleges are constantly learning how to better serve the needs of this generation and generation Z.Thomas explains that there are three things that colleges understand about millennials that businesses should clue in on. Finally, he says that colleges understand how to mentor and develop millennial talent. “The old top-down orientation which is characterize


“The first is engaging and motivating millennials,” says Thomas. While businesses are struggling to recruit and retain millennial employees, colleges are constantly learning how to better serve the needs of this generation and generation Z.Thomas explains that there are three things that colleges understand about millennials that businesses should clue in on. Finally, he says that colleges understand how to mentor and develop millennial talent. “The old top-down orientation which is characterize
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5 things today’s leading businesses can learn from universities

“The first is engaging and motivating millennials,” says Thomas. While businesses are struggling to recruit and retain millennial employees, colleges are constantly learning how to better serve the needs of this generation and generation Z.

Thomas explains that there are three things that colleges understand about millennials that businesses should clue in on.

First, millennials are looking for a purpose. “If you look at college campuses, it’s very clear that young people, like generations before them, come to college wanting it to lead to a successful career stream — but they are also looking for purpose.”

“They also have a desire to be what I call ‘self-authoring,” says Thomas. “Meaning, they want to define who they are and what their identity is away from any category.”

Finally, he says that colleges understand how to mentor and develop millennial talent. “We have learned in higher education is that this a group for whom mentoring and role modeling is key to motivating them,” he explains. “The old top-down orientation which is characterized as a management practice is not going to be as successful in motivating and retaining millennials.”

According to job-site Monster, giant companies like GE, Deloitte and Boeing have made a commitment to mentorship initiatives because they increase employee retention and productivity.

Boeing for instance, pairs all business engineering, HR and IT employees with a mentor at the senior manager or executive level.


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