"It is common wisdom that behind every great leader is a suite of great mentors and advisors. Steve Jobs had Ed Woolard and John Sculley, Bill Gates considers Warren Buffet a mentor, and Bob Iger credits his former boss Tom Murphy not only with his success at Walt Disney, but also for having inspired the mentorship program Iger introduced that pairs top Disney executives with leading tech start-up CEOs. While most entrepreneurs don’t have world famous executives mentoring them, the importance of such interactions is obvious. According to an analysis conducted by Endeavor, a nonprofit organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs across the world, companies whose founders have been mentored by a top-performing entrepreneur are three times more likely to go on to become top performers themselves."
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