Oprah Winfrey has always been a strong source of inspiration – entrepreneurial and otherwise – both for women and men alike. She has been a symbol of possibilities for those who seem to see no hope of success in life. She exemplifies rising from the ashes of sexual molestation and poverty to riches.
The will and determination to succeed and actualize ones clearly articulated vision against all odds may well be a principal key to unlocking success. Jack Ma proved that failures, rejections and poverty are no longer powerful barriers to entrepreneurial success in the presence of such resolve.
There are so much that we can learn from the qualities that enabled Dr Adadevoh to heroically protect the African continent from the genocidal effect of the Ebola outbreak. Leveraging the qualities of self-discipline alertness she became the human equivalent of the missile defence system.
Nelson Mandela might have been a renowned freedom fighter with little or no recorded business profile, yet his entire life was dotted with qualities that enrich entrepreneurship. My interest is to distil out those characteristics that made him succeed albeit the three decades lost in prison.