I recently read a review of the book “If At First You Don’t Succeed”, by Brent Bowers. It was a summation of research he has done in an effort to distill the traits of entrepreneurs into something we can wrap our brains around. He came up with 8 characteristics that are nearly universal among entrepreneurs:
8 Traits of successful entrepreneurs:
- Seizing opportunities
- Running your own show
- Innovative behavior since childhood
- Turning on a dime
- Self confidence bordering on delusions of grandeur
- A knack for “falling upward”.
After I read the list and contemplated on the implications of such qualities, I realized that these are qualities I would like in my future spouse as well. Marriage is, after all, only slightly less prone to failure than a new business, and infinitely more important to have success in.