Stephen Pritchard is a massive friend to the Bouncepreneurs movement and an example to all. Stephen is Bouncepreneur #15 in our Hall of Fame of Bounce Backs. He is a pioneer in improving access for the disabled (Access at Last) and a fantastic example of overcoming both disability and entrepreneurial obstacles. Welshman Stephen also served his country in the Royal Air Force
We are delighted to induct our first Canadian into the Bouncepreneurs Bounce Back Hall of Fame. T.Harv Eker is a force of nature, inspiring millions to "change their mind" and think another way. His "Jar System" should be taught in every school.
Harv says "When you complain you become a living breathing crap magnet!"
Fabio Seixas is and CEO of Camiseteria, a T-shirt online store based on crowdsourced design. However, Camiseteria is not his first try. Fabio has over 20 years experience in Internet startups, and some of his ventures failed. Stands out because his is one of the few entrepreneurs in Brazil who openly talks about it.
Entrepreneurs need to be comfortable talking about failure - says Fabio.
Born wealthy but plunged into poverty as a boy Japan's Mr Matsushita had several disappointments . The electrical store where he first worked failed. His next boss dismissed his new socket design. His young company nearly bankrupted and early year were brutal.
He had to sell his wife's kimono to stay afloat. We know his company today as Panasonic.
Fanne Saidu, a Nigerian widow in her seventies, earned a living from selling locally-made pots until the threat of Boku Haram terror attacks forced her into a camp. But she bounced back even in terrible conditions making a popular local drink in recycled bottles gathered by school children. Makes you think about the scale of our challenges hey!
Today's Bounce Back in Business is Milwaukee-born Nick Ruiz. Nick built an impressive million dollar plus property empire by his mid-twenties, but the USA crash in 2008 forced him into bankruptcy. With a child and partner to provide for Nick came out of his low period with a set of tough life lessons that served him well. Now a successful property millionaire , Nick also has a respected property education business.
Indian billionaire and social worker Anu Aga was born into one of India's most successful engineering dynasties Thermax. Labour and capital investment problems were near terminal. As CEO Ms Anu Aga shed non-core activities changed the board, slashed costs whilst expanding in the UK and USA, transforming its fortunes.
Bouncepreneurs are delighted to induct amazing Italian business woman Donatella Versace to the Bounce Back in Business Hall of Fame. Donatella overcame unexpected leadership, demons and initial losses to stabilise and rebuild the Versace fashion empire. An inspirational female entrepreneur making Italy proud.
David Stirling of Marysville Victoria Australia, is an amazing example of bouncing back in business after adversity. Not just for himself, but for his whole town. Welcome to the Bouncepreneurs Hall of Fame David.