February 3rd, 2011

2009

Startup founder checklist

* Not very status-oriented
* Doesn’t follow rules very well and questions authority
* Can handle high degrees of ambiguity or uncertainty
* Can handle rejection, being told “no” often and yet still have the confidence in your idea
* Very decisive. A bias toward making decisions – even when only right 70% of the time – moving forward & correcting what doesn’t work
* A high level of confidence in your own ideas and ability to execute
* Not highly susceptible to stress
* Have a high risk tolerance
* Not scared or ashamed of failure
* Can handle long hours, travel, lack of sleep and the trade-offs of having less time for hobbies & other stuff

From here: http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/30/should-you-really-be-a-startup-entrepreneur/