6 Ultra-Successful Types of Entrepreneurs

What Type Are You?


Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, but it turns out that the most successful ones can be grouped into six different personality profiles with certain traits in common. This is according to the Founder Institute, a launch program for startups, which has worked with top social scientists to test over 30’000 entrepreneurs in correlating their working styles with the real-world results of thousands of companies. 


See whether you fit one the profiles  of the six ultra-successful types of entrepreneurs:



The Hustler
The Hustler is an enthusiastic go-getter who can sell just about anything. They are supremely confident and conscientious and won’t let anything stand in their way.


The Innovator
Always forward-thinking and adventurous, the innovator constantly seeks to challenge old ideas, and find new and unconventional ones.


The Machine
The Machine simply gets things done. Equipped with an aptitude for solving problems and a high level of efficiency, they always deliver quality, quickly.


The Prodigy
The Prodigy is blessed with an inborn business sense and instinct. Natural intellect, a stoic demeanor, and strong social skills help guide them to success.


The Strategist
A creative and tactical thinker, the Strategist is always calculating a game plan. Their habit of long-term thinking leads to success.


The Visionary

Visionaries combine new and innovative ideas with the drive and enthusiasm needed to rally the masses behind them.


While these six types of entrepreneurs are obviously very different in many ways, the one commonality is the ability to find success through a leadership style that is a unique fit for both the entrepreneur and the business. 

That’s why Oprah Winfrey’s media empire could not be built by Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates’ Microsoft could not be built by – famous salesman and motivational speaker – Zig Ziglar. 



“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Future champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.” 


In the book Zero to One, entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shares his vision on what it takes to create an extraordinary company. 

Specifically, Thiel believes that instead of making incremental upgrades to an existing product or service, a company must aim to do something completely new to avoid ruthless competition. While Thiel has worked with many impressive people over the years, Thiel points to Elon Musk as a particularly successful member of the Paypal Mafia that has gone “zero to one” many times.




“What Kind Of Entrepreneur Are You ?” originally by: Founder Institute

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Since this website already profiled Elon Musk (see post ‘Spirit Of Success’ of March 20), I thought it might be of interest to have his life and career visualized. (click here)



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