Can Innovative Entrepreneurs be Developed?
Do you believe that entrepreneurs are by definition innovative?
Successful entrepreneurs are highly optimistic. It is almost impossible to depress them. In addition, we know they are determined. Optimism on its own doesn't predict success until it's connected to unusual determination. Those two are the make it or break it combinations. There is also a fierce passion for independence.
So, what does it mean to be innovative? A lot is being said about the need for innovation, risk taking along with the suggestion to build culture of innovators. I think this is critical but the first step is ensuring the business model and the proper customer focus exists; hence great entrepreneurs and execution then develop for innovative risk taking.