A genuine hero is someone who by building one.


Senior Member

I wondered the below 'one' is what. What does 'one' refer to? compelling personal narrative? a person's success? sheer determination and will?

<Countless Silicon Valley founders and CEOs proudly confess to quitting school to pursue their dreams. It’s no secret why the story of the “dropout billionaire” is so predominant. It’s the kind of compelling personal narrative that magazine editors and Hollywood screenwriters love. It also props up the old mythology that in America, a person’s success is largely a matter of sheer determination and will. A genuine hero is someone who by building one.>

Thank you.
  • grassy

    Senior Member
    The complete sentence is this: A genuine hero is someone who learns about business by building one.

    one = business