Learn from two billionairs : No sales, no company - by Mark cuban;Keep enjoying what you do and do what you enjoy - by Richard Branson.
CEO and Founder at spacenab.com
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson - Founder and Chairman of Virgin Group
His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic and expanded the Virgin Records music label.
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I left school at 16 to run Student magazine, because I felt that I could not do well at both. Also, my dyslexia made schoolwork quite frustrating, and I wanted to focus on something I could do well. On the other hand, many people who become successful entrepreneurs complete high school and obtain university degrees.
His advice to young entrepreneurs :
No matter what field you go into, remember the basics of success: Keep enjoying what you do and do what you enjoy.
Mark Cuban - Owner of Dallas Mavericks Co-owner of 2929 Entertainment Chairman of AXS TV Owner of Landmark Theaters
source - wikipedia
When starting a business, Cuban said every entrepreneur needs to know that it's not so much about having a killer idea as it is about being completely prepared to take a product or service to market. "Everyone has ideas, most don't do the work required to get the job done," he wrote.
Another thing aspiring business owners need to keep in mind: Sales are the most important aspect of a small business, Cuban wrote. "No sales, no company."
I think an MBA is an absolute waste of money. If you have a hole in your knowledge base, there is a ton of online courses you can take. I don't give any advantage to someone in hiring because they have an MBA.
I was lucky. I grew up knowing that hard work and smart work has a greater impact on results than being passionate about something.
source : entrepreneur.com