The Superpreneur needs little introduction, mostly because you know and feel them when you see them. Their entrepreneurial pursuits span space, time, countries and nations. They typically bite off more than they can chew in one, let alone four, lifetimes. Think Richard Branson and Steve Jobs.
Want to become a superpreneur? Good luck. They’re as chaotic as they are awe-inspiring: Their road to success is a labyrinth of disconnected strokes of good fortune and unpredictable market timing infused with unparalleled genius.
This particular type of entrepreneur shares qualities with the Superpreneur, minus the mammoth global focus. Their ambitions may be smaller, but their efforts can also be life changing.
The Wingpreneur can be likened to Batman’s Robin. Without her, the entrepreneur would not be nearly as powerful — or likeable for that matter — as the “wing” has a specific talent for assuming leadership when appropriate but happily taking the passenger’s seat so the entrepreneur can shine.
These folks are often found in “COO” or “co-founder” positions and are best suited to partnerships where they are not assuming all the risk. Typically, they are also adept at providing order to the chaos.
This is the type of entrepreneur who places product at the center of his/her vision. “Typically, these folks are engineers who have technical expertise, but very limited experience in leadership, management or what it takes to build a significant company. While they are innovators in terms of envisioning a new product idea, they are best served finding a partner who can build a company around the product.
As startups explode in number, and having one is this generation’s version of having a band in the 90’s, another emerging type of entrepreneur is what I tenderly refer to as the Fauxpreneur. If you don’t speak Frenglish, or haven’t heard of “faux fur” this will sum it up:
“Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like.”
– Paul Graham
Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/229975#ixzz2mh6FYrEe by Rebekah LLiff