Kriti is a marketer, entrepreneur and cartoonist. She is the illustrator and co-founder of EntrepreneurFail, a comic about the ironies of starting a company. She is also the founder of IdeaKube, a company that facilitates brainstorming and networking through ‘ideation parties.’ Kriti was a former marketer at PepsiCo and Kraft Foods, holds an MBA from NYU Stern, and a BS and MS from Carnegie Mellon University.
What would you do if you knew, right now, how successful your startup would be in the future?
If you knew it wouldn’t be successful, would you still pursue the entrepreneurial journey?
And if you knew it would be successful, would you work as hard at it, or just leave it to fate?
We all know there isn’t a sure shot way to determine the success. Many times, success comes from the toughest challenges and the deepest trenches and at other times, when you least expect it.
One way to get more insight into your future potential to succeed – look at your entrepreneurial characteristics. You may find a dichotomy of traits: most successful entrepreneurs seem to have a mix of seemingly opposing traits:
- A loner yet collaborative
- Loves and hates to leverage money
- Simultaneously the smartest and most foolish person in a room
- Silent yet determined
- Cautious yet risk-taking
- Eager yet calculated
- Analytical yet creative
- Optimistic yet realistic
- Filled with humility and confidence
- Lives in the present, yet relishes the future
So what does your palmist say about your future? Will you have many failed startups, or are you working on the golden egg?