Almost every kid goes through a building phase at some point or another. Toddlers play with blocks to learn spatial awareness, while older kids with a knack for architecture use Legos to explore the limits of their creativity. No matter what age, the act of building is a developmental behavior that contains endless lessons for kids of all ages — and, believe it or not, for adults, too!
This infographic is a collection of advice from some of the most successful builders in history, from Cornelius Vanderbilt to “the woman who built Shanghai” and beyond. Though all of these moguls started as builders, they come from surprisingly diverse backgrounds, and the lessons they offer will resonate with anyone.