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The Technological Entrepreneur’s Playbook by Ian Chaston

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CHAPTER 2

Technological Entrepreneurs

Character Traits

Academics have sought to identify common traits that influence entrepreneurial behavior and attempt to link these traits to successful business outcomes (Steers, Sanchez-Runde, and Nardon 2012). Success in this area of endeavor has been limited. There are probably a number of reasons for this outcome. First, character traits found to be significant in relation to entrepreneurs are often similar to those found among other successful people such as politicians and outstanding sports people (Chell, Haworthy, and Brearley 1991). Second, there are a number of methodological problems measuring traits, including the fact that traits may change over time. Third, entrepreneurial success is usually ...

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