Feedback on my latest live presentation for TropicalMBA.com:
Hey Michael, loved your presentation! I am a digital nomad, from Brazil (lived in more than 6 countries), and think that interviewing (via Skype) you would be awesome to introduce you to the Brazilian market and to share your knowledge. Let me know if you are up to it. 30 minutes of your time for thousands of viewers. Your presentation [in Bangkok] was awesome cause you connected with people at a ‘human-success-struggle-story’ level. It was awesome!
Thanks for the kind words. The event was a great time and filled with some amazing current, and up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Looking forward to next year.
Nancy Upton and Don Sexton, professors at Baylor University who have long studied entrepreneurs, pinpointed traits possessed by Parker and other entrepreneurs:
1. Nonconformists: lower need to conform indicating self-reliance.
2. Emotionally aloof: not necessarily cold to others, but can be oblivious.
3. Sky divers: lower concern for physical harm, but does change with age.
4. Risk takers: more comfortable taking it.
5. Socially adroit: more persuasive.
6. Autonomous: higher need for independence.
7. Change seekers: like novel approaches. This is different than 99% of all other people.
8. Energetic: higher need and / or ability to work longer.
9. Self-sufficient: don’t need as much sympathy or reassurance, but they still need to form networks so self-sufficiency need not be taken to extremes.
Same for trading. Big reasons why some Turtles did not make it.