Saturday, February 20, 2010

A 2–minute Isenberg Entrepreneur Test

Should you be an entrepreneur? Take the test. Just answer yes or no. Be honest with yourself: the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

1 I don't like being told what to do by people who are less capable than I am.
2 I like challenging myself.
3 I like to win.
4 I like being my own boss.
5 I always look for new and better ways to do things.
6 I like to question conventional wisdom.
7 I like to get people together in order to get things done.
8 People get excited by my ideas.
9 I am rarely satisfied or complacent.
10 I can't sit still.
11 I can usually work my way out of a difficult situation.
12 I would rather fail at my own thing than succeed at someone else's.
13 Whenever there is a problem, I am ready to jump right in.
14 I think old dogs can learn — even invent — new tricks.
15 Members of my family run their own businesses.
16 I have friends who run their own businesses.
17 I worked after school and during vacations when I was growing up.
18 I get an adrenaline rush from selling things.
19 I am exhilarated by achieving results.
20 I could have written a better test than Isenberg (and here is what I would change ....)

You have to answer "yes" on 17 or more of these questions and there's more to read (also about why "I want to get rich" or "I like to take risks" are not on this list):
Should You Be An Entrepreneur? Take This Test - The Conversation - Harvard Business Review