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The brain of an Entrepreneur - finally dissected
by Startacus Admin
It’s always easy to get caught up in the very serious nature of trying to start and then successfully run a startup or business. So sometimes, here at Startacus we like to lighten things up a tad. How? Well by sharing with you all some of the tenuous links which we have identified between self starters, startups, entrepreneurs, call them what you like - and things which can affect the entire startup journey.
From the science of a startup to the link between the type of coffee you drink and your startup style, we think we’ve stretched the boundaries of publishing integrity as much as we can! However, all things considered, isn’t it worthwhile, between all the hard work, passion and on occasion misery, to take a little light humoured look at the ‘scene’ itself? That in fact is what’s led us to look this week at the Entrepreneur’s brain and our dissection of what makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur. So without further ado, check out our very unscientific musings before making up your own mind. (Yep - we went there. Sorry!)
The Cerebellum (getting all scientific on ya) is the part of the brain that controls balance and movement, and entrepreneurs need an excellent level of balance when starting and building a successful business empire. Tenuous link aside it is fair to say that entrepreneurs often walk a thin tightrope between success and failure, so be prepared to use your brain and make balanced decisions at all times and at all costs.
Everyone knows that the right hand side of the brain controls the left hand side of the body and that at school anyone who was left handed was deemed to be really creative. Anyhow, no matter which hand you use most, as an entrepreneur it's pretty essential to tap into that right side and use your creativity as much and as often as you can.
Everyone has a part of the brain that controls stupidity - some admittedly more than others. However for some entrepreneurs - 57% of those we polled, stupidity can also be an advantage. How so you may be asking? Well you see, stupidity is closely linked to the part of the brain that controls bravery, and some might say you need to be stupidly brave to start and run a startup. Agree?
The medulla oblongata (thank you Wiki) apparently controls the tongue, and boy does one need to control one’s tongue on occasion as an entrepreneur. On the other hand, you definitely need to be able to talk the talk, not just walk the walk on more than a few occasions.
Linked to the 'left handed' talent that is creativity, this dream-like state often happens to take place in a subconscious state - a little like how this sentence was concocted methinks! But I digress - face facts - if as an entrepreneur you can't invent, then what hope have you really got?!
Vision - predict future
Statistically entrepreneurs have an uncanny ability to predict the future, or at least what people will want in the near future! So get your superhero special power tuned to do just that! (N.B. we couldn’t possibly reveal the exact stats we’ve used for this summation - we gots to have some secrets ya know!)
Positioned in the same part of the entrepreneurial brain that can predict the future, the brain of the entrepreneur is not only thinking one step ahead in terms of what might shape everyone's future, but has the ability to manage time and the 24 hr clock. No switch off at 5pm for most entrepreneurs.
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