Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Michael C. DeAloia.
Over the years in the entrepreneurial world, I have learned that there are essentially two types of entrepreneurs: Those who disdain the noise of the marketplace and forge their own paths without listening to others (such as Apple’s Steve Jobs), and those who listen – patiently – for patterns in the staccato and chaotic hum of the markets.
Those entrepreneurs who listen are a deliberate bunch. They are fanatical about feedback and trends and inclinations and whispers from the grass roots. They can see momentum building before others see anything at all. The best gift of this class of entrepreneur is that they can build a solution or product and pounce on opportunity quickly.
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Originally published August 30, 2015.