Did you know that the first online business transactions happened in the 1980’s? With the launch of our online shop, we thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to two of the most successful online shops in history, online shopping started officially in the 1990’s!
It must have taken a serious amount of courage to quit a well paying day job for something as foreign and unpredictable as the internet back in 1990 something. Jeff Bezos did exactly that. He was head of a large Wall Street Firm at the time. He borrowed a large sum of cash from his parents, moved city and sold his first book on his own online store, Amazon, in 1995. It took years for him to make a significant profit but look at him now. Imagine owning Amazon! The name was one of hope. He hoped his idea would end up being the biggest thing online, as the Amazon is the biggest river on earth… and perhaps it was his positive vision that saw him through to amazing success over time.
eBay was founded by Pierre Omidyar in the autumn of 1995 as a hobby; he was a computer programmer and 28 years old at the time. Within the first ten years it expanded from 30 to 15 000 employees. He was a billionaire by age 31 and has spent his life doing philanthropic projects and building up the lives of others since. Perhaps these men were in the right place at the right time, we believe that may have played a part, but more importantly, their eyes were open; searching for the next opportunity, they persevered, looked outward and remained positive.
We can all take a page from these books and cultivate a more positive and tenacious attitude in our endeavors as modern women.
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