Some of the most successful entrepreneurs and innovators all started out with doubts and insecurities. Even Richard Branson, billionare and founder of the Virgin empire has been stuck at a crossroads a few times in his path. The mogul recalled a time when he wasn’t sure whether or not to invest more money into Virgin Records, but in the end his decision was to invest and it turned out to be the right one.
His is just just We’ve chosen three renowned businessmen who’s words of wisdom will encourage you to keep going in the New Year.
“Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love”
Billionaire/serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban is probably best known for launching Dropbox, and as the owner of American NBA basketball team, the Dallas Mavericks. This businessman knows a thing or two about running a company – he has more than 20 to his name. Cuban recaps some great advice taken from his book – How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It. Read more of his advice here
“Entrepreneurs have to get involved in every aspect of their business, not just bring in the ideas”
South Africa’s very own serial entrepreneur Alan Knott-Craig Jr shares his views on the pitfalls and challenges that many South African startups face in getting their businesses off the ground. Having seen many of his startups fail in the past, Knott-Craig has some trusted advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Read more of his advice here
“If you love what you do, you will find a way”
Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs said these words after he was fired from his own company. In later years Jobs said that getting fired was the best thing that happened to him, because it allowed him to enter one of the most creative periods of his life. The rest, as they say, is tech history. Read more advice from some of the world’s best business brains here