Hallmarks of Successful Entrepreneurs (An Asian Perspective) - Page 2
Most business starters have a seemingly endless fount of energy. I recalled on a work trip to London many years ago how an entrepreneur asked a couple of us bureaucrats along for a few drinks, ventured out further while we called it a night, and returned to his hotel room later to send out business related faxes and emails at 3 or 4 am in the morning! The next day, he was still in time for our meetings, with not a hair out of place.
Naturally, risk taking is another distinctive trait of successful (indeed all) entrepreneurs. While some may display a more calculated measure of restraint, others simply go the whole hog when pursuing an opportunity. In Singapore, I do also find that certain Chinese towkays are also heavy gamblers not just in the business sense but in casinos!
Passion is the next defining factor in successful entrepreneurs. Some may call them hot-headed and obstinate, while others may label them as emotionally charged. Call it what you may, entrepreneurs are not your wall flowers. They will fight for what they believe in, and are masters in playing the game of emotion in order to achieve their ends.
Finally, and perhaps the most important, entrepreneurs are resilient. That old adage "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again" is especially true with this bunch. While failure does impact all of us negatively - entrepreneurs or otherwise - they normally bounce back more quickly and often see the silver lining in the cloud. As long as they have their two hands, a head, and two feet, successful entrepreneurs will continue to pursue their passion in starting, running and managing businesses.
What are some of the other traits of leading entrepreneurs?