6+6 Drivers



Definition and Attributes


By: Bill Bolton and John Thompson, the authors of  Entrepreneurs


Entrepreneur: 3 Key Roles Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

6+6 Drivers for Entrepreneurship


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Business Plan Basics

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Business Model

New Business Models

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Who Is the Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur is a person who habitually creates and innovates Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book to build something of recognized value Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book around perceived opportunities.

In this definition, all words are key words:

can be an individual entrepreneur, but also an entrepreneurial
team or even entrepreneurial organization

'A person'
emphasizes a personality rather than a system

just cannot stop being an entrepreneur

starts from scratch and brings into being something that was not there before

able to overcome obstacles that would stop most people; turns problems and risks
into opportunities; delivers - sees ideas through to final application

'Builds something'
describes the output of the creation and
innovation process

'Of recognized value'
encompasses economic,
commercial, social, or aesthetic value

'Perceived opportunities'
spotting the opportunity to exploit an idea that may or may not be original to the entrepreneur; seeing something other miss or only see in retrospect.


What Entrepreneurs Are Like?

1. Personality factors

  • born/made ratio 50/50, a synergy of genetic and environmental influence

  • motivation and emotion independence, competitive spirit, challenge, wealth

  • behavioral characteristics perseverance, determination, orientation to clear goals, need to achieve, opportunity orientation, creativity, persistent problem-solving, risk-taking, integrity, honesty, internal locus on control

  • personality attributes preferred styles: extrovert/introvert; sensor/intuit; thinker/feeler; and judger/perceiver

2. Environmental factors

  • family background entrepreneurial heritage

  • age and education begin entrepreneurial activity early; are not over-educated

  • work experience most entrepreneurs first gain some work experience in the line of business they later start up

3. Action factors

  • create and innovate a continuous activity, seeing creative idea through to the end, and then start climbing another mountain

  • exploit opportunities able to see or craft opportunities that other people miss

  • find resources and competencies experts at exploiting contacts and sources

  • network expertise oriented; know when they need experts and how to use them effectively

  • face adversity resolve problems under pressure; turn problems into opportunities

  • manage risk not adventurers, but manageable risk takers; their success lies in caution, learning, flexibility and change during implementation

  • control the business pay attention to details and essential ratios; exercise strategic control over their business

  • put the customer first listen to the customer and respond to the customers' feedback

  • creates capital financial, social, and aesthetic