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15 Career Lessons From Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Sara Blakely and Other Successful Founders The lessons these founders can teach you - and how to apply them to your own career.

By Jessica Thomas Edited by Jessica Thomas

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It's easy for it to seem like everything Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Sara Blakely touches turns to gold. And it's true that each has been incredibly successful in their respective industries. But every one of those founders had to start somewhere, and success is never guaranteed — even for billionaires.

Related: 61 Books Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read

The internet is full of career advice from successful people, but overseeing a multi-billion-dollar empire is different than managing a small business. So, Resume.io took career advice from someof the world's most successful founders and distilled it down to the following pro tips that can apply to your own career, whether you're just starting out or already up and running.

Related: Do You Get More Sleep Than Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Winston Churchill?

Jessica Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior Digital Content Director

Jessica Thomas is the senior digital content director at Entrepreneur. Prior to this role, she spent nearly five years on staff at Worth magazine and was a staff writer for Bustle. 

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