The 1 Secret Skill Every Billionaire Masters

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There’s only one skill that successful self-made billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Zuckerberg all have in common. Well, there’s hire great people and also fire fast. There is know thy customer but build great product, too. Create a great business plan but also experiment and test everything. There is lead by example with openness and transparency but we know you can’t share everything . . . I guess. There is so much advice out there to consume but I will believe that there is one and I mean just one common skill that every successful self-made billionaire shares. My best mentor taught this to me in 1995, when I had been asked to lead a corporate venture arm of our $6 billion company. The internet was just starting to emerge; I had just helped launch MapQuest and now the company wanted me to leverage its relationships with every print publisher dreaming about this new content distribution platform. “Content is king” was the mantra. But the content was locked away in proprietary systems, so I would invest in companies that would help unlock and distribute the content gold. How many companies did you visit or talk to this week?

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