Characteristics of Entrepreneurs

William A. Sahlman, Harvard Business School

William Sahlman, professor at Harvard Business School, argues that entrepreneurship is not about possessing the right psychological traits, but that it is about a way of managing that is focused on opportunity pursuit, future orientation and relentless execution regardless of the resources one actually possesses. Sahlman emphasizes that relentless execution is the most important part?there are many ideas but what matters is who most successfully executes.