The age old question: Are entrepreneurs born or made?
By CNBC Africa
24 August 2018 | 11:41 am
Today has been marked worldwide as Entrepreneurs’ Day. This brings up the heated question of whether entrepreneurs are born or made. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the science of entrepreneurship is Bryan Hattingh, CEO, Cycan.
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