Robert D. Hisrich, director of Thunderbird’s Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship, says all entrepreneurs are pretty much the same. “It’s like a club,” he says. “It’s scary how similar we are.” Here are 10 common traits:
1. Independent. You need to be your own boss.
2. Opportunistic. You recognize opportunity that others miss.
3. Creative. You formulate an idea.
4. Passionate. You believe in your idea.
5. Visionary. You think big.
6. Daring. You are comfortable with risk.
7. Resilient. You can handle failure.
8. Flexible. You adjust when things go wrong.
9. Persistent. You keep trying.
10. Contagious. You encourage teamwork and inspire others to follow.
Learn more Oct. 11 at Thunderbird during a one-day seminar on global entrepreneurship. Or read Hisrich’s new book, “International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing and Managing a Global Venture,” scheduled for release this November.