It’s no longer a given that the talented students from across disciplines – especially business – end up working in corporate world or government institutions. The generation stepping into the work force today often demand a profoundly different level of impact, responsibility and flexibility not possible to attain in many traditional enterprises. This evolution has sparked a massive interest in working for a startup, where nothing is certain but everything is possible.
Yet something not often discussed, is that the skills required to succeed in a startup are different to the ones you embrace in the corporate ladder. Certainly, the core principals such as providing value and helping others will work regardless of the environment, but I believe there are five distinguishable traits that you need to fly in a startup environment. If you do not possess these, you might find that the entrepreneurial environment isn’t for you – at least in it’s early stages.