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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s humble beginnings

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s humble beginnings

Humble Beginnings

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang shared his journey from humble beginnings to leading a tech giant in a recent interview. He revealed that the vision for Nvidia was conceived in the booth where he once worked as a busboy, cleaning tables, washing dishes, and scrubbing toilets. “No task is beneath me because, remember, I used to be a dishwasher [and] I used to clean toilets.

I’ve cleaned more toilets than all of you combined — and some of them you just can’t unsee,” Huang stated. He emphasized the importance of being willing to tackle any job that contributes positively to the company and his employees. Huang, described as “demanding” and a “perfectionist” by Nvidia employees, promotes a hands-on approach to leadership.

Humble leadership and persistent beginnings

Each week, he asks employees to email him their five most crucial tasks and sometimes visits their desks to discuss ongoing projects. “I show people how to reason through things all the time: strategy, forecasting, problem-solving.

You’re empowering people all over the place,” Huang said. He added, “The job of any good CEO is to lead others to achieve greatness, inspire, empower, and support them. The management team exists to serve all the other people in the company.”

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, praised Huang’s attitude in a social media post, stating, “Absolutely the right attitude.

During the toilet paper shortages of Covid, I was making sure that our factories and offices had toilet paper!”

Huang’s story provides a powerful lesson in humility and leadership, shedding light on the values that drive one of the tech industry’s most influential figures.

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