Extraverted, motivating, dreamer, competitive and well-spoken are the traits of an ideal entrepreneur … At least this is what you might perceive as an ideal entrepreneur. Unfortunately, this seems to be true almost half of the time, but in the other half … You are probably wrong.
The world needs strategists as it needs perfectionists, and needs adventurous as it needs conservatives and risk conscious entrepreneurs.
A recent study conducted by Assess Talent Management, our Egypt-based psychometric testing software and talent management solutions company, at the American University in Cairo Venture Lab indicates that entrepreneurship can, and surely must, have different flavors … different colors. Apparently, the nature of the problem that entrepreneur attempts to resolve has much to do with his natural abilities and personal orientation.
Diversity in problems we face in the world require diversity of orientation and capabilities.
This study indicates that entrepreneurs can be extraverts or introverts, and they can as well be day-dreamers or fact-finders, strategic or details-oriented. This defies the myth that unless you imitate certain style you are unlikely to achieve much.
Diversity in problems we face in the world require diversity of orientation and capabilities. There is no single entrepreneurial style that fits all start-ups ideas, but there is always a particular entrepreneurial style that is ideal for a specific challenge. There are opportunities that require influence and alignment of resources, customers and markets, and on the other hand there are opportunities that require a deep dive into sophisticated technical matters. The world needs strategists as it needs perfectionists, and needs adventurous as it needs conservatives and risk conscious entrepreneurs.