Which Famous Entreprenuer are You?

June 15, 2015 By Dave Chase

Many of us are entrepreneurs in one fashion or another.  The core of entrepreneurship is an individual who manages any enterprise, usually with considerable risk and intiative.  With 40 individuals in our firm, the responsibility I feel toward them and their families fits firmly within the bounds of that definition.  But shoot, that definition also squares perfectly with what I do as a parent.  Entrepreneurship is an attitude and a behavior.  Much has been written recently about intrapreneurship, that is, behaving as an entrepreneur even within a broader organization.


But even though we create definitions that become the common thread that proclaims, ‘we are entrepreneurs’, there are innumberable styles in which we approach leadership.  Sometimes we approach with a cautious optimism taking very little risk.  Decisions are carefully calculated.  None embody this approach more than the steady WARREN BUFFET.  Are you like him in the way you make decisions?

Perhaps you thrive in adversity.  Some of us relish adversity and when challenges come, rather than wither, we drive right through them, taking full responsibility for our enterprise much as MARISSA MAYER has become well known for.

Perhaps you are all about excellence…think RICHARD BRANSON.  He has always believed in pushing incredibly hard toward exceeding expectations, regardless of how high the expectations have been set.  You may even offend others because of your strong opinions that you don’t fear sharing.

These three examples come easily to mind.  But there are other equally valid styles.  Take the Which Famous Entrepreneur are You quiz to see which well-known entrepreneur you are most like.

David Chase, Managing Partner at Advanced CFO Solutions, has experience in small to medium private companies and large public companies as a senior operational and financial leader.  With 15 years in finance, a CFO of multiple entities and divisional EVP experience, Dave has a breadth of experience.  Dave has led or been instrumental in raising multiple rounds of equity and debt in excess of $450 million.

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