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Important Personality Traits for an Entrepreneur

Updated on January 1, 2013

Steve Jobs


'Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish'

1- Ambition without the fear of failure

Steve Jobs highlighted the basic desire for an entrepreneur to always strive for something greater without the fear of failure.

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Richard Brandson


'A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.'

2- Passion and Creativity

Richard Brandson emphasises the need for entrepreneurs to find true passion in their business. Finding meaning in what they are doing, to be truly involved.

Advice for Entrepreneurs

Thomas Edison


'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.'

3- Perspiration

Thomas Edison reminds us of the importance for entrepreneurs to work hard and never give up.

Thomas Edison Biography Documentary

Simon Sinek


'People don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it.'

4- Leadership

Simon Sinek explains the power of why. Showing us the fundamental reason behind human motivations.

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Winston Churchill


'A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty'

5- Optimism

Churchill's mind frame matches one that an entrepreneur should try and hold.

The Modern Day Entrepreneur

All entrepreneurs have different personalities. However there are many traits or similarities that they all hold. If you can begin to master some of these you will have taken an important step onto the road to success. Your mindset is one of the first challenges that you will need to conquer.


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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 5 years ago from New Hampshire

      It's so amazing what he did with the company, isn't it? Even with the economy being in rough shape, people still make room in their budget for their products!

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      nightnight 5 years ago from UK

      Glad you enjoyed it :) I love them all but if I had to choose Steve Jobs would be at the top of my list.

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 5 years ago from New Hampshire

      This hub is really interesting. I especially love Thomas Edison because of how tenacious he was. These are some excellent examples of helpful personality traits for entrepreneurs and the people who embody them.