Business

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Excited for today's eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews today!

The brain of an entrepreneur actually differs from the rest. Researchers at MIT conducted studies on entrepreneurs and managers who were not entrepreneurs to note these differences. The researchers documented the decision-making process using brain scans, and found that entrepreneurs were more likely to engage both sides of the frontal cortex of the brain, whereas the managers mostly used only the logical region. The study found that entrepreneurial thinking involves the quick switching back and forth between "exploratory" and "exploitative" thinking when making decisions. This "ambidextrousness" means entrepreneurs use both the logical and creative sides of the brain at once in decision-making.

The 15 Characteristics of Effective Entrepreneurs

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.

Advertisement