Anthony Tjan on what it takes to be an entrepreneur and build a great business

Tony Tjan - LeWeb Paris 2013

Anthony Tjan, CEO and Managing Partner at Cueball, is a serial entrepreneur turned VC and New York Times best-selling author.

At LeWeb Paris 2013, Anthony delivered an excellent presentation in which he shared the latest findings from his on-going research based on 25,000 plus business-builders from around the globe and help explain why it is self-awareness and a handful of traits that can help explain what drives entrepreneurial success.

According to Anthony, the four defining traits of great entrepreneurs and business-builders are:

  • Heart
  • Smarts
  • Guts
  • Luck

Every entrepreneur and business-builder posses every one of these four traits, thought the mix varies from person to person. Watch his presentation to better understand the impact of this traits for your career.

Anthony Tjan – Wayfinding for the Entrepreneur. What is the “DNA” that drives entrepreneurship?


After you enjoy this presentation I strongly recommend you to do two things:

1. Take the Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test (E.A.T.) Survey and discover what dominant traits drive you. (It will take you no more than 10 minutes, I promise.)
2. Get his excellent book Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business (Amazon affiliate link).

Photo credit: Ivan Hernandez

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