What Makes a Good Entrepreneur? The Founder Institute has a - TopicsExpress


What Makes a Good Entrepreneur? The Founder Institute has a vision to launch enduring technology companies that create over one million startup jobs worldwide. fi.co/r/dna In order to reach this scale, for the last 5 years they have worked with leading social scientists to develop an objective test that predicts the likelihood that someone can become a successful tech entrepreneur - regardless of their idea, locale, or demographic. Their research, has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, and Forbes, is described below. Professional Experience You dont have to drop out of college to be a successful founder. Founder Institute data shows that 34 year-olds with domain expertise and management experience have the advantage. High Fluid Intelligence Can you quickly learn a rule set and apply it to solve a novel problem? With a constantly changing playing field, founders must recognize patterns and quickly adapt to survive. High Openness Are you constantly seeking new experiences and knowledge? Does your curiosity cause you to challenge accepted norms? The best entrepreneurs seek change - not the status quo. Moderate Agreeableness Can you balance cooperation with antagonism? Are you generally warm and considerate, but straightforward and harsh when necessary? The best equipped founders are flexible.
Posted on: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:32:00 +0000

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