Bill McDermott on His Entrepreneurial Journey

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All successful businesspeople are shaped by their journeys. Bill McDermott, CEO of the multinational software company SAP, is no different. He sits down with former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy to share stories from his career manifesto Winner’s Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the July 2015 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

Favorite quote:

“You have to place the dream first, because once you focus on the dream, the ultimate destination, then the journey truly can start to work for you.”

—Bill McDermott

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Jessica Krampe is the digital managing editor for A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Jessica has worked for news, entertainment, business and lifestyle publications. Outside of the daily grind, she enjoys happy hours, live music and traveling.

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