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10 Business Leaders You Need To Follow On Twitter

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

Smarter Staff
Smarter Writer

This article has been written by the Smarter Business™ Staff Writers

When it comes to advice in 140 characters or less, these business people lead the charge in tweeting.

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1. Gary Vaynerchuk 

Originally the co-owner of a wine store, Gary Vaynerchuk got his start co-hosting a digital podcast called Wine Library TV in 2006. During the show's 5-year run Vaynerchuk saw his audiences grow to 90,000 viewers per episode. Following this social media success, Vaynerchuk opened his own brand consultancy and regularly travels the world speaking to large audiences about monetising on the internet, often sharing these talks on his YouTube channel. We love Vaynerchuk's Twitter account for keeping it real with a mix of business advice and personal updates on his day to day life.

 

2. Robin Sharma

Author and motivational expert Robin Sharma has written 15 books on the subjects of leadership, notably bestsellers Who Will Cry When You Die and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Sharma keeps us glued to Twitter for his regular doses of positive jolts to get you through even the toughest day at the office.

Top tweet

"The more time you spend in your discomfort zone, the more your comfort zone will expand." @_robin_sharma

3. Suzi Dafnis 

CEO and Community Director of the Australian Businesswomen's Network, Suzi Dafnis is an oracle of wise savvy tips for budding and flourishing entrepreneurs. She makes this list for her ability to put business advice in the simplest terms that even a child would understand.

Top tweet

Think back to how you create friends - you’re interested in them and ask questions. It’s the same in business.” @SuziDafnis

4. Mark Bouris

He's a household name in Australia, thanks to his mentoring (and sometimes intimidating) role on Australia's version of The Apprentice. But on Twitter the wealth management expert shines with helpful insights into the ever-changing economy. We give him bonus points for encouraging conversation and engagement with his followers.

Top tweet

"Women are retiring with half the savings that men are, yet nobody talks about it and no one wants to do anything about it. Why is that?@MarkBouris

5. Chris Anderson 

Former Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine turned CEO of drone developer and UAV technology 3D Robotics, Chris Anderson is the go-to guy for up to date intelligence on happenings in digital business. We also enjoy his personal leadership tips and his comedic anecdotes about fatherhood.

Top tweet

"As a CEO, my fave words in an email are "we have decided to". Shows team initiative, communication, competence, empowerment."  @chr1sa

6. Rachel Botsman 

Rachel Botsman is a rising star raising the profile of the 'collaborative consumption' trend that is sweeping the consumer industry. Follow her account for relevant articles and eye-opening stats on the way we live now.

Top tweet

"Soon companies will have a 'Chief Collaboration Officer'." @rachelbotsman

7. MG Seigler 

Partner at Google Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the Internet, MG Seigler has opinions galore on the state of the technology industry. A great one to follow for an entertaining stream of links and thoughts on the latest developments, but we’ll admit he also lured us into his web with his sarcastic wit.

Top tweet

"So Lego was able to turn all those huge brand licensing deals they have into their own film with said characters? Smart." @parislemon

8. Sheena Lyengar 

Professor at Columbia Business School, Sheena will give you a crash course in the cutting-edge entrepreneurship strategies. She also points you in the direction of great resources and give you an inside eye to exclusive leadership and networking events.

Top tweet

"Haier is a great example of how demanding quality products and entering new markets can lead to unimagined success." @Sheena_Iyengar

9. Alex Bogusky 

Co-founder of one of the top global advertising agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Alex Bogusky uses Twitter to share wisdom from the world of advertising and innovative marketing. Most recently, he worked on the successful 'Sorry Coke & Pepsi' viral marketing campaign for Soda Stream featuring actress Scarlett Johansson. 

Top tweet

The "Rules" of Business: There are no rules in business or entrepreneurship…” @bogusky

10. Aaron Levie 

As a 20-year-old, Aaron Levie founded online file sharing and cloud management service, Box. The service is now valued at a sweet $2 billion but that hasn’t stopped the busy CEO and self-branded “chief magician” from sharing his business tips and tricks on Twitter. Follow him for sassy business insights and bite-sized quips about the wider tech circle and fellow bosses of Silicon Valley. 

Top tweet

"On Facebook acquiring cross-mobile messaging platform What’s App – “Must. Start. Messaging. App.” @levie

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