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BORN OR MADE?
WHAT ARE THE ESSENTIAL
QUALITIES OF AN ENTREPRENEUR?

ARE ENTREPRENEURS BORN OR MADE? HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE DEBATE.
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LUKE JOHNSON'S
ENTREPRENEURIAL
QUALITIES
  ARE
ENTREPRENEURS
BORN OR MADE?
A

AMBITION

Successful entrepreneurs have an unflinching desire
and determination
to
hit their targets

R

RESILIENCE

One thirdOne third of entrepreneurs were spurred on to work more efficiently during the last downturn

One quarterOne quarter reported the downturn made them stronger and more determined*

*Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur study

C

CONFIDENCE

The best entrepreneurs are absolutely assured of their abilities

Their confidence inspires
those around them
Andrew Green, Gallup
E

ENERGY

Successful entrepreneurs
need to be persistent
networkers and relentless
in professional development

D

DRIVE

One third
One third of entrepreneurs had developed a new product in the last year

One two thirds
Two thirds were planning further innovations in 2014*

*Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur study

O

OPTIMISM

Really successful entrepreneurs have a more realistic assessment of risk and when they make a decision, they back it with more optimism
Andrew Green, Gallup
H

HUNGER

The best entrepreneurs desire gain more than they fear loss
Luke Johnson, Serial entrepreneur and Chairman, Risk Capital Partners
E

EXTROVERSION

Entrepreneurs are networkers
They spot commercial opportunities emerging from new relationships

N

NUMERACY

The best entrepreneurs understand pricing, margins and the consequences of their actions from a financial point of view
Andrew Green, Gallup
S

SELF DISCIPLINE

Entrepreneurs value independence but don't
lose sight of the fact that independence and
autonomy drive success

Watch all four videos from the
DNA of an Entrepreneur debate below

Watch video: Are entrepreneurial qualities a result of nature or nurture?
Watch video: What is the DNA of an entrepreneur - debate highlights
Watch video: Gallup's Andrew Green on the DNA of an entrepreneur
Watch video: Luke Johnson's 9 traits of an entrepreneur

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