Be Stubborn And Be Strange! Says Bibop Gresta

Feb 07, 2017 1 Min Read
Bibop Gabriele Gresta
Hyperloop Chairman Bibop Gresta shares his Secrets to Life on the Leaderonomics Show

Bibop Gabriele Gresta, co-founder and chairman of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, wears many different impressive hats that will make you go “wow”. Besides being a global expert in finance, transportation and media, he also specialises in mass market community building and project design. He is a world-renowned speaker, featured at the World Economic Forum, TechCrunch, United Nations and Ted Talks, among others, focused on transportation and human mobility. He is a respected activist in transhumanism and ethical entrepreneurship.

From a software programmer to a musician to a disruptive innovator, his leadership journey to success looks like a fun and enjoyable one, and perhaps that’s one very important trait we can all learn to cultivate in our own respective journeys.

This might interest you: Be A Leader: It Pays To Have Fun At Work
Here are some key takeaways from the interview:

  • Get into the mode of resolving real issues that concern humanity instead of trivial matters, i.e. to build a better world for everyone to live where resources are limited.
  • Start thinking of the role you can play now for the future. Start disrupting the conventional way of thinking and do things differently to improve processes and efficiency.
  • When starting out your career, don’t focus. Try out different things to gain experience, and remember to add value to others along the way.
  • Be strange (not physically), i.e. be original in your ideas. Be pioneers of innovations. What people say cannot be done, the more it should drive you to prove them wrong. If you need to, distance yourself from those who try to stop you from achieving your dreams.
  • Never give up. Every failure is one step closer to your goal. Prepare yourself for a lonely journey to success, but be stubborn and push through anyway.

To watch the full interview, check out the video below:
(PS- at the end of the interview, Bibop raps for us - don't miss that!)

To watch more Leaderonomics show videos, click here

Share This



Roshan is the Founder and “Kuli” of the Leaderonomics Group of companies. He believes that everyone can be a leader and "make a dent in the universe," in their own special ways. He is featured on TV, radio and numerous publications sharing the Science of Building Leaders and on leadership development. Follow him at


You May Also Like

image of 2 people shaking hands standing on 2 differently coloured jigsaw puzzles resembling a merger of companies

Leadership Challenges When Companies Merge

By Andy J. Yap. Unveil the secrets behind the successful Indonesian telco merger and discover the leadership lessons learned, trust-building strategies, and communication tactics that turned potential misgivings into a thriving post-merger success story.

Jan 30, 2024 7 Min Read


Raise Your Game: Great Leaders, Great Teachers

The best leaders in the world have the talent and ability to groom others for greatness. As leaders, what is your teachable point of view? Roshan Thiran of Leaderonomics explores what it takes for someone to thrive as both a leader and a mentor.

May 09, 2016 26 Min Podcast


M.A.D. Talk: The 6 P's to Making a Sustainable Difference | Ang Hui Ming

In this inspiring MAD Talk, Ang Hui Ming delves into the '6 P's to Succeed in Life,' a framework essential for youth leadership development and creating a sustainable difference in society.

Nov 24, 2023 11 Min Video

Be a Leader's Digest Reader