Topic 4 Soft Skills for being an Entrepreneur

This short section will focus on good practice cases of actual entrepreneurs, who failed and used their mindset to get back up. Examples are:
Sara Blakely, SPANX 
Richard Brandson, Virgin Group 
Maneesh Garg, – Managing Director (MD)/Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Afriglobal Group 

Sara Blakely

Richard Brandson

Maneesh Garg

  • Activity 1: Examples of Successful entrepreneurs
  • Watch the video and try to identify in their discourse aspects like:
    Creativity, Improvisation and Self-leadership
    – Passion and
    believe about what they do
    Getting out of your comfort zone
    Embracing Failure
  • Extract the quotes, relate and justify your thoughts.
Illustration taken from: Entrepreneurship : the practice and mindset, by Heidi M. Neck, Christopher P. Neck and Emma L. Murray; Sage Publishing, 2020