As Shakespeare once said, ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.’ And so it is in the world of business.
While there are plenty of ‘rags-to-riches’ stories of people starting off in entry-level jobs and ending up as the CEO – M&S’ CEO Steve Rowe started as a Saturday sales assistant in the Croydon branch of the store before rising up to become the big boss 30 years later – for many, getting that ‘big break’ requires an element of luck.
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