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  • Qinnie Wang

    My take from this is that entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learned through experience. Agree with Maria, would be nice to see a woman.

  • Maria Redin

    Love the infographic. However, I would have loved to see at least one woman in this list... are there really none?

    • fundersandfounders

      @Maria Well, this is interesting.
      We wanted to include them. However, much to our regret none of the women self-made billionaires are serial entrepreneurs, except Oprah Winfrey who's ventures are all in the media industry.
      F&F team

  • James McBennett

    Quite misleading. The line "work on one idea" suggests to work on one idea at any given time which there is considerable evidence for. There is a difference between an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur and an investor of which Branson and Cuban above have invested in many ideas, not started lots of them. Secondly, there are alot of added dots for the sake of adding a dot above, a record studio is a different company to a record label which is different to a music store, in short Branson investmed in music companies. Elon Musk is much more of an entrepreneur of which he ran a payments company, then setup space company and a car company and dabbles in a couple other things, but really there are three main things he has worked on.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    1) this post introduced me to your work and I love what you guys are doing.
    2) The particular infographic is super valuable in showing the dna under any successful effort - trying, learning, improving. Did you see any scenarios where entrepreneurs eventually succeeded but at an iterated product from where they started? FAB.com, Groupon, being two recent examples of entrepreneurs taking a certain tack, then getting vision into a different opportunity/need, and responding with greater success.

    • vital.anna

      Ben, cool idea.
      Definitely something we could do