With the startup ecosystem evolving and proliferating, the organisms that inhabit it and slog their guts out to make it livable and sustainable – entrepreneurs, I mean, are obviously making for interesting studies for a lot of us. Entrepreneurs are a different breed, aren’t they? They are people who are a powerhouse of crazy mad energy, who blast through challenges like a raging bull, burn the midnight oil, give up on sleeping, and take big risks despite knowing that their chances of emerging with confetti flying over their heads are precariously slim. While it’s true that majority entrepreneurs demonstrate the aforementioned qualities, there are a few skills – distinct and unique that separates them from each other and so calls for categorization.
Visionary entrepreneur is someone who bounces an idea off of people and gets them hooked onto it. Their drive, passion, unflagging spirit, and strong commitment to their dreams makes them a field of contagious energy that galvanizes all those into action who enter it. Think Oprah Winfrey and Ted Turner.
The Hustler is a boundless repository of enthusiasm that will put his might and main, leave no stone unturned, pull out all the stops, in short all power work idioms rolled into one. They are super-confident and believe that diligence is the mother of good luck. Think Zig Ziglar and Mary Kay Ash.
Their name says it all – they are driven by creative adventurism, are perennially on their working mojo, and are willing to test out new ideas. They believe that old ideas must be supplanted by novel ones and train their focus on creating a new world or let’s say a brave new world. Think Evan Williams and Tony Hsieh.
You can call them the whizkid. They are profusely and naturally blessed with business sense, social skills, and entrepreneurial spirit. They possess all the essential ingredients for the making of a successful entrepreneur. They are emotionally stable, which is a great quality to be endowed with as the capricious nature of business isn’t for the faint-hearted. Think Elon Musk and Larry Page.
They are the proverbial unstoppable juggernauts. They are generalists who know enough about the various strands of business to identify people who can do the relevant tasks get them done efficiently. Think Bill Gates and Larry Ellison.
They are the chief architects of grand schemes. Their tactical and analytical mind gives them the best of both worlds – they not only know what are the right things to do but also how to do the right things. Think Steve Jobs and Martha Stewart.