Missing link to business success

Luke Johnson, serial entrepreneur who runs Risk Capital Partners, gives a good summary of what it takes to be successful in business. Recommended reading. (His columns in the FT usually are).

I would add one further trait that I see in all entrepreneurs who make it:

It’s that glint in the eye. A steely determination. Listening yet displaying an overarching knowingness. Some might call it passion. It is. But its more than that. Its a level of commitment that transcends all. Like the bridges back to perceived safety and comfort have been burnt and there’s no turning back. “This has got to work – or if not this one, my next venture will.”

Nothing beats the energy and excitement of working with and being in the company of entrepreneurs.

What key traits or attributes would you add as contributing to success in business?

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