Leaders who want their voice, both in speeches and prose, to resonate should stop alluding to celebrity entrepreneurs, living and dead. Instead they should take the time to look at little lives and mine that material for lessons learned.
Today is garbage day in Tucson, Arizona. Early before the trucks come, entrepreneurial men (mostly) and women roam the streets with their bikes. Those are customized to cart off both large and small findings.
Sometimes they, as the books about best practices recommend, collaborate. If there is an atractive piece of furniture on First Avenue, they will put their heads together. They have to figure out where to "park" that piece until they can scout up a truck. Part of that problem solving involves who gets a cut of the proceeds.
Anyone who assumes the American work ethic has gone down the dumper finds out differently watching these hustlers. Leaders can interview a few. For keynote speeches, sure, bring them along and introduce them. Have them say a few words about their thriving enterprises. Incidentally, unlike the Homeless Coder who didn't improve his economic positioning, these people will likely make use of any break to add to their little lives.