2  The foundations of success

What are the ingredients for long-lasting professional success? What do people have in common who have made it to the top? Some of these factors are in our area of influence, while others are not. Let’s take a look at what can be seen as the foundations of long-lasting professional success. As such, these factors are mostly out of our control. However, they do play an important role when it comes to achieving success in one’s career.

2.1 Can anyone make it to the top?

What role does the parental home actually play in terms of success? Are the children of successful and wealthy parents more likely to be successful and affluent themselves? Together with Manager Magazin, the private German business school WHU carried ...

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