Yesterday I was reading a story about the making of a billionaire. It heralded the likes of Steve Jobs, Richard Branson and Roman Abramovich for having the right blend of vision, talent, diligence and selflessness to bring in the big bucks.
Take Bill Gates, who at the tender age of 17 was working 20 to 30 hours a week programming computers. He later dropped out of Harvard to set up Microsoft.
The piece also noted that many of the money men have incurred their fair share of failure. This includes Branson setting up two dud businesses before alighting at Virgin and Dragons Den star Peter Jones opening a bar that drew inspiration from the film Cocktail - it was later panned, and lost him £200,000.
What blend of skills makes the perfect purchaser?