Thinking out of the box

Meeting and speaking to tenacious and inspirational women entrepreneurs from across the African continent each day, brings to mind that now famous quote by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman: “What is an entrepreneur? Someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” It doesn’t matter how many times I read that quote, it still makes me smile and reminds me that entrepreneurs really do think out of the box - it is part of their DNA. They embrace fear, accept it as part of the entrepreneurial journey, and then harness it to find solutions to key challenges.