11 Important Founder Traits
Self-knowledge: Understanding the self is the highest form of education. Founders should understand themselves well. The importance of self-knowledge is immense when it comes to building a company. The journey not only involves a lot of interpersonal dealings, but it also involves facing endless streams of difficulties and challenges. Without a proper understanding of the self, first of all, we will not be able to deal with ourselves – our emotional ups and downs and deal effectively with others either. The first skill founders should try to develop is a thorough understanding of the self – what makes you tick, what excites you, what depresses you, when you operate better, and so on.
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Ruhul Kader is a technology business and technology policy analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at [email protected]