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What makes a good Entrepreneurs?

And why are dyslexics most likely to be good Entrepreneurs and business men?
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(Original post by Love Life)
What makes a good Entrepreneurs?

And why are dyslexics most likely to be good Entrepreneurs and business men?
tough skin, knowing when to run/drop an idea.... good business brain, and willing to take risks

as for dyslexics being more likely, i've never heard of that before?
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In my mind determination is the prime factor. If you believe you are going to get there and you don't even consider failure these are the credentials required.

If you want something enough you will get it.
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Risk taking, knowing the market inside out mainly.
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In my mind determination is the prime factor. If you believe you are going to get there and you don't even consider failure these are the credentials required.

If you want something enough you will get it.
That's a very arrogant way of thinking. What if you don't get what you want? Do you become insane?

An entrepreneur is known as a fool in the academic world. Someone who thinks "I don't need a backup plan if I don't win the lottery tomorrow"

99% of entrepreneurs are people who didn't even get into college much less than university. They have no qualifications and gambled their lives with. Are you willing to take out a huge loan when every expert tells you will fail?
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(Original post by BlufferIronfist)

99% of entrepreneurs are people who didn't even get into college much less than university. They have no qualifications and gambled their lives with. Are you willing to take out a huge loan when every expert tells you will fail?
To say that 99% of people who are entrpreneurs didn't go to college is an incredibly unreasonable assumption.

Being an entrpreneur does not mean starting a business when everyone tells you that it is going to fail. An entrepreneur is someone who takes the risk of starting a new business venture. If every expert said that their business was doomed for failure, do you really think a bank would lend them the money to start it up?
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A good portion of luck too, I'd say.
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It's a well known fact that all entrepreneurs have degrees in Business Studies.

Or maybe I just made that up.
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It's a well known fact that all entrepreneurs have degrees in Business Studies.

Or maybe I just made that up.
You made it up. Almost ALL do not have degrees or even A levels. These are people who try to open a new business venture because they are not able to survive in the academic world.

Most fail but a few succeed in their gamble and after each new experience they learn more. Have you ever heard that all entrepreneurs failed at some point in their life and call that a valuable lesson? It's because they have not went to university and learnt the basic knowledge.
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(Original post by BlufferIronfist)
You made it up. Almost ALL do not have degrees or even A levels. These are people who try to open a new business venture because they are not able to survive in the academic world.

Most fail but a few succeed in their gamble and after each new experience they learn more. Have you ever heard that all entrepreneurs failed at some point in their life and call that a valuable lesson? It's because they have not went to university and learnt the basic knowledge.
Rubbish. Most have some sort of education. I know I do.
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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, Ted Turner, founder of CNN, Steven Jobs,founder of Apple Computers, Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers, Thomas Edison, founder of General Electric, Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company; all of these rich entreprenuers did not do well in the academic world. Of the many who gambled these are among the few who got something out of their gamble.

Bill Gates only became rich from stealing other people's ideas. He's not very intelligent but he is sneaky.
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Edison was an inventor.

Gates was at Harvard and MIT,

Turner went to Brown university

Dell went to the Uni of Teax.....
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(Original post by BlufferIronfist)
That's a very arrogant way of thinking. What if you don't get what you want? Do you become insane?

An entrepreneur is known as a fool in the academic world. Someone who thinks "I don't need a backup plan if I don't win the lottery tomorrow"

99% of entrepreneurs are people who didn't even get into college much less than university. They have no qualifications and gambled their lives with. Are you willing to take out a huge loan when every expert tells you will fail?
Now that's a pile of bull.

Right.. anybody who starts their own business can be classed as an entrepeneur.

So.. you are saying that only 1% of people who have built up their own businesses have a real education. I think not. You ******.

To the OP: the dictionary definition is: "A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture." (from the American heritage dictionary).
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What makes a good Entrepreneurs?

And why are dyslexics most likely to be good Entrepreneurs and business men?
Their are many characteristics that make a good entrepreneur. The main ones I feel is being opportunistic and willing to take risks. Obviously you need to be hard working and know your market inside out.

As for the dyslexic comment - I don't personally agree with it.

The theory behind it is that entrepreneurship cannot be taught. You have to have it inside you as a person. So while the academics are learning something that supposedly cannot be taught, people with dyslexia are out learning how to be a entrepreneur through trial and error as they run their business with a non education background.

As I said before, I don't agree with this. You can be the most intelligent person in the world but unwilling to take risks and the opportunities that carries the risks. You could also be the least intelligent human and willing to risk everything for an idea that has a relatively slim chance of succeeding.

To be an entrepreneur I feel you need to find the middle ground. You need to have the intelligence and the business knowledge to successfully run your company. You also need to be opportunistic and willing to take risks to get ahead in the market.
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