CHAPTER 3

Traits and Successful Directives

Personality Traits of Billionaire Entrepreneurs

I once asked attendees at a book launch, “What is the first thing that entrepreneurs need to do to create a lasting impression?” The answers varied, from having a firm handshake to power dressing. These were so diverse that it became quite obvious that there was no real correct answer but that circumstances would often determine what impressed and what didn’t. A young capital provider once arrived at a meeting in shorts and T-shirt. Obviously looked down on, and ignored by other funders, he just didn’t seem to care. When it came to signing on the dotted line to provide the funding, these power-dressed executives had a multitude of questions and reasons ...

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