Successful leaders often rely on other successful leaders form the past, learn from them, and eventually follow them.
Businessmen are as well leaders, and we have seen, heard and read a lot about Mark Hurd, who seems to have been able to draw a lot of attention on him in the last months.
From certain points of view he has a successful career, and he does not seem to escape from the main thesis of this post, as we have noticed in his behavior some great historical characters he probably is following.
Abraham Lincoln, who saved his country from breaking apart during American Civil War, and signed the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution forbidding slavery.
Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury of the United Sates. He established the Bank of the United States.
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United Sates, tough and hard, a clear dominator of his time, reshaped Democratic Party.
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, war hero in American Civil War, commander in chief of the Union Army.
Benjamin Franklin, probably the most influential of the Founding Fathers.
Great men they were, great Americans, according to History, and it should not surprise at all they might have become role models for Mark. It would be consistent with Mark’s character and personality that he wanted to get the most of them. We think he will, come what may.
As a side note, it could be possible that readers of this post are not familiar to the portraits displayed above. In order to get the audience of this post more familiar to this great American characters, we display below more popular depictions of them, in the same order as above.