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Southwest Entrepreneurs Confounded By Survey

2794376477_ca58bd7938I was reading “Spirit”, the Southwest Airlines magazine on a Southwest flight the other day.  They had a quiz that you could use to tell if you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur.

They thought you should not become an entrepreneur if:

  • You would rather work by yourself than with others.
  • You love to try new things.
  • You will shift gear quickly to solve problems.
  • You don’t pay attention to criticism.

Err, call me crazy, but I think those are all (maybe with the exception of the first), great traits for entrepreneurs.  And the first may or may not be a great trait, but it certainly describes me.

Where do they get this stuff!

One Response to “Southwest Entrepreneurs Confounded By Survey”

  1. Jim Says:

    I recommend The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber (at least I think the first half of the book is good). He talks about the differences between an Entrepreneur personality, Technician personality, and Manager personality. Part of what the Southwest article may be saying is that the Technician usually doesn’t do well when starting his/her own business. 40 percent of small businesses fail within their first year. Within five years, more than 80 percent of them (800,000) will have failed.