Successful Entrepreneurs Born not Made

Successful Entrepreneurs Born not Made

Successful entrepreneurs are born to do well, according to new research which says that boardroom success has more to do with personality than education or good connections. A survey of more than 500 business owners by communications firm O2 found that the vast majority (84%) shared distinct personality traits that had contributed to their success, including a strong desire to achieve, an enjoyment of responsibility and ‘obsessive optimism’. Nearly half (48%) said they knew from childhood that they wanted to be self-employed, and most cited the reward of hard work as a key motivator. In contrast, just 14% felt that their formal education had played any role in their success, while less than a fifth had received financial backing or used family connections to get a foot on the c... »