Some legendary businessmen are just too stubborn to fail.
Once the Daewoo founder needed to give bribes to a Japanese official. Just to see the official he had to wait at that officials gate every morning for a month.
The same thing happened during the Genting founder's trip to Japan to sell his mines. The Japanese simply refused to take him seriously at first.
The same thing repeated when Matsushita/Panasonic tried to work with Phillips in the 50's. In Matsushita's words, the Dutch company with more advanced technology tried to "throw its weight."
Are you stubborn enough to succeed?