Two young upstarts were once trying to get investor buy-in for their brilliant business idea. They had managed to get a meet with a potential venture capitalist. All their hopes were really riding on this deal going through because in the real sense, genius without resource is dead in the water. As the meeting progressed, they began to feel relieved. He had asked them the usual questions, queried them on their strategies, financials etc. Their competence was not in doubt. Then he asked a usual question. You see successful people have certain qualities but if you ask most of them, one single quality seems to tower above the rest.