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The Rebel Entrepreneur by Jonathan Moules

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Chapter Three

Don’t be a hero

One of the main reasons people give up seemingly safe jobs and secure careers to risk what most of their friends, family and former colleagues will tell them is the much more precarious future of a start-up business is the wonderful, beguiling charisma of a founder.

An entrepreneur’s can-do attitude can be infectious, which also happens to be useful if you are going to ask a group of people to risk everything to come and work for you. Self-belief is also often the vital ingredient needed to make a success of something that many others have probably already claimed cannot be done. This explains why some of the world’s best-known entrepreneurs also display something of a messianic quality. While the world around ...

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