July 18, 2011 presentation by Joe Abraham, Founder of BOSI, and Author, "Entrepreneurial DNA" at the Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus. Hosted by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable. Video by Stone Cliff Productions, Inc.
It is undeniable that not all entrepreneurs are cut from the same cloth. After all, nobody would put Donald Trump, a multilevel marketer, and the owner of a local pizza parlor in the same category. We each possess a unique entrepreneurial 'DNA' -- and, according to Joe Abraham, discovering yours is the critical first step to success. Joe wrote the new book "Entrepreneurial DNA" that is revolutionizing how we think about entrepreneurs and how we relate to them.
Joe believes that entrepreneurs tend to fall into four basic categories: Builders, Opportunists, Specialists and Innovators (BOSI). Those in each category are particularly adept at starting and building a different type of business. And, each category has something unique to contribute to a management team.
Joe will also discuss how those who deal with different categories of entrepreneurs can better relate to them and assist them by understanding what categories they fall into.
Joe Abraham started his first company at the age of 23. Since then he has served as founder, executive, or advisor to companies in industries ranging from IT and health care to consumer goods and motor sports. And he has served as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, high-net-worth entrepreneurs and celebrities. Abraham presently runs the BOSI Performance Institute where he develops programs and tools to help companies build and execute breakthrough strategies.