Qualities of an entrepreneur
At various forums we get this question — what are the qualities of an entrepreneur? Many students wish to know if they really have it in them to be an entrepreneur or not. Here’s a checklist.
Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli started together at the same time in their cricketing careers. Today, Sachin is God and Vinod is no longer in the limelight. As an entrepreneur, it is important to have passion and sustain it for years, often decades. Talent is a pre-requisite but it does not end there — it begins there.
I have seen hundreds of people starting with full enthusiasm, only to give up two-three months later. It is okay to change ideas and plans and move on to something new, but entrepreneurship requires lots of energy.
How many times have you seen a product or business and wished you had done it? The BIG difference between an entrepreneur and any other person is action — real entrepreneurs DO! It is important to think, plan, strategise, study and analyse but after all this you have to act.
An entrepreneur is like a child, always keeping his/her eyes and ears open for new ideas, information and knowledge. It is important to keep questioning current systems and processes, else how will the future evolve? For instance, think about what companies will not be there in 2020 and work backwards to create alternatives.
If you can own up to your responsibilities, you are on the right track to entrepreneurship. There are people sleeping, watching movies, etc, instead of organising events, visiting new towns, et al. What is your favourite activity?
We wish more and more individuals would identify their personal potential and venture out to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship
Article originally Published: http://expressbuzz.com/education/qualities-of-an-entrepreneur/373156.html on 17 Mar 2012