Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance
Now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge
Of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the
Eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin’ tough, stayin’ hungry
They stack the odds
Still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive...

Risin’ up straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance
Now I’m not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive…

At Outlook Business, every anniversary is an added reason to celebrate outstanding business personalities. We do so by narrating inspiring stories. We continue the tradition this year, too, with stories of entrepreneurs in a unique autobiographical style. A 360-word edit would not have sufficiently captured the spirit of entrepreneurship that drives one to the top nor would have done justice to their unrelenting pursuit.

*This 1982 theme song from the soundtrack of Rocky III – not reproduced in its entirety; © Sony Music Entertainment – co-written by Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik of American rock band Survivor is an attempt at capturing that never-say-die tenacity.


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