By John Arenas | March 25, 2014

“Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing.” – B.C. Forbes

We like to say that Serendipity Labs is the result of looking at the workplace differently and seeking to make it better to meet a greater need in business. B.C. Forbes reminds us that we have all the tools we need to pioneer new ways of working and pursuing our dreams—we just need use them better and to use them in new ways. Here are a few other inspiring people who have changed the paradigms of their industries:

Michelangelo saw the figure in stone before he revealed it for the world to see.

Alfred Hitchcock’s films have inspired, influenced, and frightened us for more than 50 years.

The legendary designer Coco Chanel’s progressive vision and personal style shaped the woman’s wardrobe into what it is today.

John Wooden inspired players with a simple, calm approach to success.

Bill Gates dreamed that millions might realize their potential through great software. He succeeded, to say the least.

His virtuoso solos and gravel-voiced vocals defined Louis Armstrong as the beginning and end of music in America.

Apple’s visionary Steve Jobs transformed personal computers and they way we interact with media in the digital age.

Larry Page has never let what others think sway him from pursuing the course for his company, Google.

David Sarnoff was instrumental in bringing broadcasting to the masses.

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