Every conqueror or revolutionary from history was able to mobilise large masses to achieve their vision and gain victory. Entrepreneurs are no less. With grit, determination and courage they chart a course, overcoming numerous hurdles to achieve their goals. Today, entrepreneurs need to be gladiators as well as statesmen to steer their start-ups to success. But without the requisite skills to connect with people they are likely to lose steam very soon. Indeed, people skills are more important than you ever imagined, for an entrepreneur in particular.