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7 Career Influencers to Follow on Twitter


Sometimes a 140-character tweet is all you need to snap out of a bad day and remind you why all the blood, sweat, and tears are worth it! Here’s a list of seven entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter to help you in your career.

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Female Entrepreneurs

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@RandiZuckerberg – Yes, the other Zuckerberg. Randi is the sister to Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, and is the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg MediaIf you are a professional looking for tips and tricks about protecting your online reputation, then Randi is the gal to follow!  

@Women2 – Women 2.0 is a media company made specifically for women innovators in technology. So, if you’re a femme-geek looking to start up a tech company, then Women 2.0 is the place to be!

@CaterinaCaterina Fake isn’t a household name, however, she’s definitely noteworthy in her entrepreneurial endeavors as far as we’re concerned. If you didn’t know, Fake is the co-founder of Flickr and Huncha social sharing and discovery app aimed at bringing like-minded individuals together based on their interests. 

Male Entrepreneurs

@RichardBranson – Founder and CEO of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson is best known for his successful serial entrepreneurial ventures and leadership methodologies. Branson, who suffers from dyslexia, offers a simple, yet realistic and effective approach to business. He believes if a concept is too complex for him to understand the first time around, then the customer won’t be able to grasp the message either. 

@ThisIsSethsBlog – Seth Godin is a best-selling author with fourteen books under his belt, and he produces a blog that is considered “the most popular in the world.” Godin is most known for his introduction of permission marketing, which is “the privilege (not the right) of delivering anticipated, personal and relevant messages to people who actually want to get them.” (Seth Godin blog). This is the guy to follow if you’re looking for ingenious ways to market yourself and/or a brand.

@TheBizGuy – Adam Toren is the co-founder of and a serial entrepreneur of many other websites. His aim is to provide entrepreneurs of all ages and in all industries with tools and resources to help start and grow their business ventures the right way. If marketing is your weakness, then @TheBizGuy is the man to follow.

@GuyKawasakiGuy Kawasaki is known as one of the most influential business adviser and speaker of our time, contributing to big-name brands such as Apple, Pandora, The Motley Fool, and, most recently, Google+. There’s no doubt that you will acquire a plethora of career knowledge, advice, and guidance from following @GuyKawasaki on Twitter.

These inspiring entrepreneurs can help you enhance your career with their experience, knowledge, lessons learned, and advice. 

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Are there any other entrepreneurs that you would like to add to the list? If so, share who inspires you on Twitter or in the comments section below.

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Yes, some very influential people. I see Seth doesn’t follow anyone on Twitter. That is a little arrogant and really why would I follow someone who doesn’t follow back an engage. 

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