Michael S. Malone

Some psychologists question whether entrepreneurs view risk and their own ability to control it differently than the average person. One would suspect however that the self assurance is rarely innate, but instead the result of experience and a growing sense of competence. Certainly the aggressive, confident style must be there from the start, but it also must be combined with the technical expertise needed to come up with a new product idea (or appreciate that of someone else) and the business maturity to know how to raise money from venture capital, rent buildings, hire employees, and set up production schedules.