40 Under 40: ‘The best advice I ever got’ by Michael Casey @FortuneMagazine October 9, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Each year, once we select the young business stars that will make 40 Under 40 list, we get personal. We interview listers about their jobs, about the future plans of their company—whether it’s a startup they created or a big Fortune 500 firm they’ve joined—and their career path. One of the questions we always ask is if they can recall the best advice they ever got. Often it’s from a parent. Sometimes it’s from a business mentor. And occasionally it came from somewhere completely surprising. Here are some of the best answers from this year’s crop.