Paths to success are long and winding. Actually, that’s an understatement. Some of the world’s top billionaires followed wild, crazy, and complex journeys to evolve past their humble beginnings – and land where they are today.
Funders and Founders analyzed all 1,426 of the world’s billionaires, segmenting out the 960 who were self-made. Their findings? 830 of these entrepreneurs generated their success from more than one business. Funders and Founders narrowed down their analysis to a group of 5 entrepreneurs, studying their paths closely.
It’s often said that the #1 ingredient to success as an entrepreneur is focus – but creativity and agility are equally important: the ability to adapt to a changing economic client and rapidly switch gears in pursuing new directions.
As the infographic points out, “business opportunities are like buses – there’s always another one coming.” [Click to Tweet]
Should you pursue multiple opportunities or pursue one big idea? The following infographic suggests that you should pursue a blend of both:
From selling Christmas trees to operating rented vending machines and operating casinos, what these five founders share in common is a relentless sense of hustle.
Should founders pursue one or multiple business ideas? At one point in their journeys should entrepreneurs pursue a new venture? How can founders curb their natural instincts to switch gears? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.