Monday, August 28, 2023

The 25 Strengths of Great Entrepreneurs

 I sat down to ask myself,  "What makes a great entrepreneur?" 

What skills, attitudes, learnings and outright gifts can most help people to build good products and successful companies?

Here's a list of 25 essential skills and traits I came up with. Only the top 10 are in any sort of priority order.

Which of these do you think are most important? Which other skills/attitudes would you add? 

And which of these strengths should you be actively working on? 

  • Vision and creativity, to see things that aren't there, but could be.
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Stamina
  • Confidence
  • Optimistic
  • Ability to plan
  • Project-management abilities (all businesses start as a project)
  • Financial literacy
  • Resourceful; scrappy
  • Budgeting skills
  • Influence and persuasion
  • Sales and marketing skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Empathy
  • Ability to focus
  • Ability to delegate
  • Ability to make good decisions
  • Hard work ethic; hustle
  • Able to ask for help
  • Sociable
  • Able to assess other people, see their potential
  • Open mind + ability to be decisive
  • Ability to manage income uncertainty
  • Resilience

Feel free to add other skills and traits in the comments.

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