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成功企业家的15个特质

The 15 Characteristics of Effective Entrepreneurs

企业家的十五个特质
Fifteen Signs–You Are An Entrepreneur
“热情 专注 乐观”
Passionate, dedicated, optimistic.
这些词可以用来描述企业家
These words can apply to entrepreneurs.
但用“不可靠”和“麻烦制造者”来描述也是准确的
But insecure and trouble-maker are also accurate,
根据许多成功人士的说法
according to many who know a success when they see one.
如果你符合以下特征 也许你是一个企业家
You might be an entrepreneur, if the following traits describe you…
一 你会采取行动
One, you take action.
芭芭拉· 柯克兰
Barbara Corcoran,
柯克兰集团的创始人兼创智赢家节目的嘉宾
founder of The Corcoran Group and co-star of TV’s Shark Tank,
她说过:“拥有想法而没有详细策略的人
says, “people who have a concept but not a detailed strategy
很可能具有特殊的企业家能力”
are more likely to have that special entrepreneurial ability.”
柯克兰的建议
Corcoran ‘s recommendation
一边尝试一边创造 比花时间在案头做规划要好得多
“Invent as you go! Rather than spending time writing a plan at your desk.”
第二 你缺乏安全感
Two, you’re insecure.
“很多企业家私底下是没有信心的”
“Many entrepreneurs are really insecure underneath.”
柯克兰说
Corcoran says,
“那些担忧失败的人 会变得高度专注于成功”
“Those who are nervous about failing can become hyper-focused on success.”
如果你觉得缺乏信心
If you feel insecure,
将其用作驱动你实现你的商业目标的动力
use that emotion to drive you to achieve your business goals.
第三 你要灵活变通
Three, you’re crafty.
“在我成长过程中 我最喜欢的电视节目是百战天龙”
“One of my favorite TV shows growing up was MacGyver,”
美捷步的总裁托尼· 谢说到
says Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.
因为他从来没有他所需要的资源
Because he never had exactly the resources he needed,
但总会想出解决办法
but would somehow figure out how to make everything work out.
谢说他很欣赏百战天龙的创造力
Hsieh says he admires MacGyver’s creativity,
乐观的精神和生存能力
optimisim and street smarts.
重要的不是拥有足够资源
It’s not about having enough resources,
而是要灵活运用你的资源
but being resourceful with what you do have.
第四,你拥有资金周转
Four, you’re obsessed with cashflow.
“我如今所能想到的就是资金周转和资产流动”
“All I ever thought about was crashflow and liquidity.”
Brainshark的创始人乔•古斯塔夫森曾说到
says Joe Gustafson, founder of Brainshark.
你需要金钱来挺过明天
You need cash to fight the battle one more day,
即使你拥有全世界最好的公司
even if you have the best company in the world.
第五,你要顺应困境
Five, you get into hot water.
Incognito Software的创始人兼总裁史蒂芬•布尔克说过
Stephane Bourque, founder and CEO of Incognito Software, says,
“真正的企业家更多寻求的是原谅而不是许可”
“True entrepreneurs are more likely to ask for forgiveness than permission. “
“企业家永远不满足现状”,他说
“Entrepreneurs are never satisfied with the status quo. “he says.
布尔克说:“我希望我的员工可以有更多麻烦”
Bourque says, “I wish my employees would get into more trouble,
因为这证明他们是在寻求更多的提升空间
because it shows they’re on the lookout for opportunities to improve.”
第六,你要无所畏惧
Six, you’re fearless.
“在大多数人躲避风险的地方,企业家看到了未来的可能”
“Where most avoid risk, entrepreneurs see potential.”
美食频道《不可思议餐厅》的主持人罗伯特欧文说
says chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible.
“在某种程度上,”他说,“企业家是最好的乐观主义者”
“In some ways”, he says, “entrepreneurs are the ultimate optimists.”
因为他们的所有行动都基于一种信念
Because they operate under the belief that their investments of time and money
付出的时间和金钱终将会有回报
will eventually pay off.
第七,你不能干坐着
Seven, you can’t sit still.
企业家有无限的能量
Entrepreneurs have unbridled energy
即使他们的员工下班了,他们也没闲着
that fuels them long pass the time when their employees have gone home.
他们对事业充满着渴望,兴奋和热情
They are eager, excited and energized about business
从而使他们坚持到底
in a way that makes them stand out.
第八,你要能屈能伸
Eight, you’re malleable.
“如果你只想着唯一一种可接受的结果
“If you have only one acceptable outcome in mind,
那么成功的几率就会大大降低”
your chances of making it are slim.”
萝丝玛丽• 卡珀萨侬劝诫道
cautions Rosemary Camposano,
她是硅谷美发连锁店的董事长和总裁
president and CEO of Halo Blow Dry Bars.
聪明的企业家在不断改进
Smart entrepreneurs consistently evolve,
优化他们的商业理念来应对市场反馈
tweaking their business concepts in response to market feedback.
第九,你欣赏好奇的眼光
Nine, you enjoy navel gazing.
“企业家需要不断地进行自我评估”
“Entrepreneurs need to be comfortable with the process of evaluating their own performance.”
Little Nest Portraits的所有者劳拉•诺瓦克•梅耶说
says Laura Novak Meyer, owner of Little Nest Portraits.
Little Nest对每个顾客进行问卷调查
Little Nest surveys every client to ask for opportunities
来获取提升的机会
for improvement.
梅耶和商业导师交流密切
And Meyer has worked closely with the business coach
以发现自身存在的不足之处
to identify personal areas where she needs to improve.
第十,你要化挑战为动力
Ten, you’re motivated by challenges.
“当遇到问题时,企业家直面问题”
“When confronted by problems, entrepreneurs rise to the occasion.
杰夫普拉特说:“挑战激励他们更加努力工作”
Challenges motivate them to work harder.” says Jeff Platt,
Sky Zone室内蹦床乐园的总裁
CEO of the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Franchise.
Sprinkles Cupcakes的创始人坎蒂丝•纳尔逊同意这种说法
Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes agrees.
第十一,把自己当局外人
Eleven, you consider yourself an outsider.
文森特•派瑞克说:“企业家不总是被接受的”
“Entrepreneurs aren’t always accepted. “says Vincent Petryk,
他是冰淇淋连锁店J.R.Licks的创始人
founder of J.P.LICKS, a chain of ice-cream shops.
“他们经常因自身的不同而被拒
“They are often rejected for being different in some way,
而这又让他们工作更加努力”他说
and that just makes them more harder.” he says.
第十二,恢复能力强
Twelve, you recover quickly.
如果你失败了,不要沉湎于消沉或一味懊悔
If you fail, resist the urge to mope or feel sorry for yourself.
不要陷入绝望,马上投身到下一件事中
Don’t wallow, move on to the next big thing immediately.
第十三,你要迎合需求
Thirteen, you fulfill needs.
“很多人承认市场是有漏洞的
“Many people recognize marketplace holes,
但真正的企业家会将自己从鸡尾酒餐巾带到现实生活中”
but the true entrepreneur takes them from cocktail napkin to reality.”
SAVOR THE SUCCESS,一个为女性设立的商业网站
says Jennifer Dawn, partner in SAVOR THE SUCCESS,
的合伙人詹妮弗•道恩说
a business network for women.
企业家想出办法并采取行动解决问题
“Entrepreneurs think of a way to fix it and take steps to fix it.
他们是创新者
They are innovators.”
第十四,你周围都是提供意见的人
Fourteen, you surround yourself with advisors.
演员杰西卡•阿尔巴是Honest Company的联合创始人和总裁
Actress Jessica Alba, co-founder and president of The Honest Company,
她说:“和比你聪明的人待在一起是非常重要的
says, “It’s important to surround yourself with people smarter than you
多听听别人的意见也同样重要”
and to listen to ideas that aren’t yours.”
真正的企业家不会雇用唯命是从的人
True entrepreneurs don’t hire yes man;
他们喜欢和那些有经验有实践能力的人交谈
they talk to those with experience and conduct thorough research,
以获得足够的信息来做出有根据的决定
gathering as much information as they can to make informed decisions.
第十五,劳逸结合
Fifteen, you work and play hard.
迈克尔•考夫曼:“企业家总是在一次次失败中总结经验来迎接成功”
“Entrepreneurs fall down and pick thenselves up until they get it right.”
除了经营他联合创办的在线市场Fiverr之外
says Micha Kaufman, who snowboards and sails in addition to running Fiverr,
他还热衷于滑雪和冲浪
the online markerplace he co-founded.
在Fiverr投放市场期间
During Fiverr’s launch,
考夫曼并没有迎接无穷无尽的潜在挑战
instead of trying to deal with an endless number of potential challenges.
而是关注每一个市场中最大的那个挑战
Kaufman and his team focused on the single biggest challenge every marketplace has.
他说:“建立流动性”
“Building liquidity,” he says.
没有建立流动性就好比没有学会任何滑雪基础
“Not building liquidity is like worrying about the skills needed for
就完成不了外转360度跳跃动作
frontside 360 jumps before learning snowboarding basics.”

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