Michael S. Malone

Those few researchers who have spent considerable time with high-tech entrepreneurs have come up with some basic shared traits. Brandt lists a big ego, an abrasive personality in social settings, a high level of energy, and a tendency to be very competitive even outside of work. Monetary success, he adds, seems to be secondary: "Many of them see that the fun is in the game, not in the end of the gameā€”in flying the ship, not just the landing."