day 4, founder traits

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These charts are a great way to think about and identify startup founders. There are many founders on either side of the trait spectrum but close to zero who will have a blend of the extremities. That tells you a lot about founders and startups. Not for everyone.You have to display polarizing traits.

The chart below depicts the self-reinforcing loop that is prevalent among successful founders. They realize that they possess certain extreme traits and start exaggerating them. Soon, other (press, members of community, etc) start focusing on these traits and finally the founders just morph into someone really different.

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