Action oriented entrepreneurs (via Fred Wilson)

by Jeff Hilimire on December 11, 2009

Fred Wilson nails this trait in entrepreneurs.  I want to back someone that is going to try things, try them fast and if they fail, so be it, at least you learned and (hopefully) failed fast enough to not cripple the startup.

Indecisiveness and slow-to-action are not things that make a success story, in my experience.  It’s what corporate America is riddled with today, but not at all what those companies were founded on.


People ask me all the time about the traits I look for in entrepreneurs and action orientation is at the top of the list. I’d much rather back someone who makes 100 decisions a day and gets 51 of them right than someone who makes one decision a day and gets it right.

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