Over the years of running tech and media companies, I have discovered one thing is true and critical in any successful venture – working with the right people. Unfortunately, although obvious, the converse is also true – working with the wrong people is a key leading indicator of potential failure.
So I have been asking myself – what are the key traits that define “the right people”? It has been said over and over again – surround yourself with people smarter than you. No question. This is obvious. But I there is more. For me, those characteristics are:
- Self -starter
- Internal drive
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Creative Thinker
- Not Satisfied with the status-quo
- … and finally – someone who wants more in life
Is this asking too much? I don’t think so. I have surrounded myself with exactly these types of people in the ventures that we are now involved with and in doing so am looking forward to having a lot of fun and a very bright future.