Get inside the mindset and culture of entrepreneurs: Do you know what makes an entrepreneur tick? Learn what drives your decision-making: Do you really have self-awareness? Borrow from the best: Do you want to discover the principles and habits of success? With hundreds of entrepreneurs and inspirational leaders interviewed and surveyed with the first Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test, the book delves into the four traits of Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck that drive success in business and in life. We explore how this entrepreneurial mindset and culture can take you to the next level and increase the probability for success. While all four traits are needed at some threshold level, there is no single pattern for success, and most people tend to be dominant with one of these four traits in their leadership behavior and decision-making process.

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Sagami Aug 03, Faiza Osman rated it really liked it. Not interested in the business genre? Ana rated it liked it Oct 06, Similarly, you need to have the guts to start the business, to see it grow, and the guts to see it evolve and change. HSGL is filled to the brim with the lessons of innumerable successful entrepreneurs and the traits that helped them deliver on that success.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Your biggest strength is pattern recognition. Understanding which of these traits dominates your personality and decision-making is critical for long-term success. They then give a few chapters of fairly general advice such as how to learn from headts and that sort of thing, but nothing that felt really ground breaking. Luck is not something taught on entrepreneurship courses, but maybe it should be.

Sm rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Sep 09, Michael Conness rated it it was ok. They are occasionally blindsided by their obsession for their ideas and need to complement their passion with the right capabilities and market acceptance to succeed. A must-read book on entrepreneurship for knowledge workers and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Chances are high that startups will be undertaken by people not only with a mix of these components, but with one or more of them being more dominant than the others. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck They have collected a perspective on what makes a successful entrepreneur that everyone should enjoy and benefit from. Mar 29, Lori Grant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. I liked it because it hhearts very specific advice for lucck stage of a company, from coming up with idea, to growing the business.

At its core, Smarts is about recognising patterns and being able to grasp both macro and micro trends earlier and faster than most ordinary humans. Goes without saying that to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be smart, and need to have all aspects of smartness bookish, street etc.

Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur? It may sound like another trip to Oz, but Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck is a true story of what it takes to be an entrepreneur and ssmarts builder. If you have all the money you ever want, what would you choose to do? Want to Read saving…. Be the first to ask a question about Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck. Ta simple tool drawing on hundreds of surveys and interviews with business-builders around the globe. Feb 17, Pranav Saxena rated it really liked it.

In lieu of the above, use it as a personality test to ascertain any gaping holes which should be obvious otherwise as well, but we all can do with reminders Jun 17, Ted Lee rated it liked it. Then there are the personality profiles such as Myers-Briggs or the DISC profile that try to identify specific communication or personality styles.

The ultimate True North question here is this: As the founder, iconoclast or visionary, you are consumed by a deep passion and driving hunger that you use to translate your purpose into reality. Unlike the Strengths Finder books where you first need to take the assessment and then read the book based on your results, Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck is a book that you can read from start to finish.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Good reminder of what it takes to be an entrepreneur!

What personality traits constitute luck etc. James rated it really liked it Nov 29, About the Authors This book is written by a super savvy team who have plenty of experience in analyzing successful entrepreneurs and leaders.

This book is written by a super savvy team who have plenty of experience in analyzing successful entrepreneurs and leaders. Open Preview See a Problem? Heart, Smart, Guts, and Luck Gets at the core of what it takes to build a successful entrepreneurial venture.

T survey tells a timeless truth: That can be my only conclusion. Most 10 Related.


Heart, Smart, Guts, and Luck

I found myself breathing, "Yep To view it, click here. Whilst generally averse of typical business books, I took this up as a change to the genre I was reading, and in context of having recently become an entrepreneur. The books offers a simplistic read, and none of it will come as a surprise to a reader. Goes without saying that to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to be smart, and need to have all aspects of smartness bookish, street etc.


Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business


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