The Successful Entrepreneur

successisnotstraight-part2As I was thinking about a topic for my blog this week, I found the below infographic on LinkedIn. Being someone that wants to be and is striving to be successful, I took a look at it in detail to see how I can improve myself.

success infographicThe above infographic is very general in nature but it covers some very good points, but I wonder how relevant it really easy. For example, some successful entrepreneurs are pushed by the accomplishments and the actions of others. Many consider Steve Jobs to be a successful entrepreneur, but he is known to have carried at least 6 different grudges until the day he died.[1] Steve Jobs was also known for being very harsh and criticised his employees over small flaws. That attitude, which you could say he was famous for, pushed Apple to be able to bring different technologies to the masses.

You also constantly hear of entrepreneurs, mostly in the technology sector, fly by the seat of their pants. They do have a plan and an end goal in mind, but the plan and the end goal are constantly evolving to the point where many throw the plan out the window and go with the flow. In industry where change is a constant factor, sticking to a plan may actual hurt a company instead of helping it.

One item I noticed that was not a part of the infographic was that successful entrepreneurs get things done. It is one thing to say that they have a to do and goal list, but it is another thing to say that they are taking the steps to reach those goals and finish certain tasks.

Do you think that anything is missing from the infographic? Is there some points on the infographic that you would dispute? Please share in the comment section.

Have a great week.


Kevin MacDonald is a Business Consultant at L6S Business Consulting Inc ( L6S offers services in management consulting, Controller and CFO contracting, and lean management with either project work or teaching/mentoring of staff. Kevin has his CMA accounting designation along with a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Kevin is active in the community by volunteering for different groups and donates platelets at the Canadian Blood Services clinic on a bi-weekly basis.



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