Here’s Why so Many Entrepreneurs Got their Start in Sales


Here’s Why so Many Successful Entrepreneurs Got their Start in Sales

Everyone has an opinion about salespeople, and it’s often negative. But according to a 2017 survey conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, nearly 15 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs got their starts in sales. Say what you will about the oftentimes incorrectly portrayed “pushy” salesperson but, along with a few other unique strengths, their persistence is exactly what makes them successful.

It’s also why you — if you have ambitions to be the next Mark Cuban, Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey — should learn to sell.

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