In an effort to tap some of this wisdom, we called on business gurus to tell us the very best piece of advice they've received. From hiring tophilanthropy and more, their responses were as varied as the companies they run.
"Do what you love, and the rest will come."
This was the mantra he adhered to when he decided to get his master's degree at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program instead of going for an MBA. It was also behind his launch of social networking companies Dodgeball (which he sold to Google in 2005) and Foursquare, and his decision this past May to launch Swarm, an app that will unbundle the check-ins and other social media functions from Foursquare. (Foursquare will focus on helping users discover restaurants and other venues.)