David Gold of Ann Summers on what makes an entrepreneur [Video]

David Gold believes there is no formula for what makes an entrepreneur

Speaking exclusively to Startups in this video, serial entrepreneur and Ann Summers CEO David Gold believes there is no magic formula for entrepreneurs – in his view, great businesspeople can come from all sorts of backgrounds.

“Most entrepreneurs are made and born,” opines Gold. “Some are born, and some are made – I don’t think there’s a formula.”

The West Ham owner explains there are people he has met that he knows were born entrepreneurs – but he is adamant that he himself is not one of them, having been forced into entrepreneurship through abject poverty. “I didn’t want to be an entrepreneur – I didn’t want to be selling, I didn’t want to be standing out there in the cold,” Gold explains. “So if they are born, I certainly wasn’t one of them.”

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