The Five Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

  • by Ryan Westwood, Travis Johnson
  • Narrated by Jim Sartor
  • 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Researchers and psychologists have spent decades working to dissect and analyze the personality characteristics intrinsic to successful entrepreneurs. While a number of theories have been advanced about what it takes to achieve entrepreneurial success, none have tapped directly into the collective wisdom of the entrepreneurs themselves. In The Five Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur, serial entrepreneurs Ryan Westwood and Travis Johnson recount their two-year mission to survey 100,000 highly successful US business CEOs and founders whose organizations have grossed at least $1 million in annual revenue.
Armed with survey results from more than 2,600 respondents from across the nation, Mr. Westwood and Mr. Johnson take an in-depth look at the five personality traits most commonly identified as essential to entrepreneurial success. Filled with real-life examples, insightful analysis, and action plans at the end of each chapter, The Five Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur is an unprecedented journey into the rich, nuanced fabric that has made American entrepreneurs the most savvy and innovative on Earth. It is a must-hear for any aspiring entrepreneur seeking to follow a clear path to success and for any accomplished entrepreneur seeking to impart the most salient, relevant advice to the next generation.


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A Stand Out in the World of Business Books!

Being self-employed or working for small businesses for 25+ years, I'm always drawn to entrepreneurial literature. Unfortunately, most seem like re-treads of the same material. However, Mr. Westwood and Mr. Johnson have brought a lot of fresh insight to the core characteristics of being a successful business person. I found myself going over some areas a second or third time to make sure I was getting the finer points. This certainly is a book I will bring out from time to time when I feel I need to get re-focused on what is important as a business person.
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- AdaChaDad

Wisdom from the Trenches

TARGET AUDIENCE: I know that the title of this book seems to indicate that it is written for Entrepreneurs however the books is an amazing resource for all of use, not just the entrepreneur but for any of us who want to make great changes in our lives whether it be in our own business, the business we work for or within the walls of our own home. Should be called the Five Characteristics of successful people (But that is too close to Steven Covey.)

NARRATOR: The narrator did an excellent job with this book. Effectively switched between the two authors without problem and without confusion. Well read.

OVERALL: Numerous times I re-read parts of this book. Other times I took my headphones out and shared what I was listening to with my wife and teenage kids. It was very well written and full of great advice on how to become a successful Entrepreneur, and successful in life. I am glad the authors to the time to write this excellent book.

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- Spudboy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2016
  • Publisher: Ryan Westwood, Travis Johnson