Which tech entrepreneur are you?

Are you a bold idiosyncratic leader like Steve Jobs? Do you share the same career goals as Mark Zuckerberg? Take the personality test to discover which iconic tech entrepreneur you have the most in common with.

Q1.What do you value most?

A
Wealth
Wealth
B
Business success
Business success
C
Family life
Family life
D
Health
Health

Q2.Which subjects did you most enjoy at school?

A
Maths and science
Math and science
B
The arts
The arts
C
Sport
Sport
D
Philosophy
Philosophy

Q3.How do you begin your day?

A
With a coffee
With a coffee
B
By starting work straight away
By starting work straight away
C
Brainstorming ideas
Brainstorming ideas
D
Taking part in some exercise
Taking part in some exercise

Q4.What is your tech specialism?

A
Development
Development
B
Management
Management
C
Support
Support
D
Analysis, Intelligence & Data
Analysis, Intelligence & Data
E
Network, Systems & Security
Network, Systems & Security
F
Testing & QA
Testing & QA
G
Architecture
Architecture
H
Other
ERP & CRM

Q5. In what sort of environment do you prefer to work?

A
Independently
Independently
B
Leading a large group
Leading a large group
C
As one voice in a small, focused team
As one voice in a small, focused team
D
A hands-off approach, delegating to others
A hands-off approach, delegating to others

Q6. You have received significant investment into your company. What would you spend the money on?

A
Experimental new technologies
Experimental new technologies
B
Improving employee work conditions
Improving employee work conditions
C
Expanding operations
Expanding operations
D
Starting a side project
Starting a side project

Q7. You are most motivated by…

A
Your personal legacy
Your personal legacy
B
Creating something new
Creating something new
C
Being in control
Being in control
D
Collaborating with others
Collaborating with others

Q8.Where in the UK do you live?

A
North East England
NE
B
North West England
N
C
Yorkshire and the Humber
NW
D
East Midlands
W
E
West Midlands
SW
F
East of England
S
G
Greater London
SE
H
South East England
E
I
South West England
SW
J
Wales
S
K
Scotland
SE
L
Northern Ireland
E

Q9. Which word best describes your entrepreneurial journey?

A
Determined
Determined
B
Passionate
Passionate
C
Creative
Creative
D
Disruptive
Disruptive

Q10. Outside of work you like to…

A
Unwind with friends
Unwind with friends
B
Keep up to date with company emails
Keep up to date with company emails
C
Enjoy a good book
Enjoy a good book
D
Spend time with your family
Spend time with your family

Q11. What is your attitude towards risk?

A
Risks lead to business failures
Risks lead to business failures
B
When carefully assessed, risks can bring benefits
When carefully assessed, risks can bring benefits
C
Risks are necessary to gain a competitive edge
Risks are necessary to gain a competitive edge
D
Risk is the birthplace of innovation
Risk is the birthplace of innovation

Q12. If a project needs completing under a strict deadline, how do you approach it?

A
You will work round the clock, if necessary
You will work round the clock, if necessary
B
You would enlist the help of others
You would enlist the help of others
C
You would request a more reasonable timeframe
You would request a more reasonable timeframe
D
You prioritise, shifting tasks to complete the project
You prioritise, shifting tasks to complete the project

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is known for his inquisitive mind and drive to invent new things. Aged just 12 he used an Atari BASIC to create his own messaging program, which he dubbed "Zucknet," and while at Harvard, he developed a number of software packages for his fellow students. The Facebook founder is also known for being a risk taker and for having a ruthless streak when it comes to hiring and firing. You clearly possess the imagination, drive and leadership qualities that are required to develop disruptive new technologies.

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Bill Gates

A notoriously fast learner, Bill Gates developed his first computer program at the age of just 13, before going on to found one of the world’s most influential companies, Microsoft, in 1975. Although known for his aggressive approach to business in his youth, Gates is now recognised as much for his philanthropic charity work as his technical legacy.
He is known for taking risks, but believes that learning from failure is just as important as recognising success. Although personally driven, Gates believes fundamentally in sharing with others and has given billions of dollars to good causes.

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Steve Jobs

Recognised as a charismatic but idiosyncratic leader, Steve Jobs trusted his own instincts to bring him success, even when others doubted if it was the right approach. While this confidence was sometimes perceived as arrogance, Jobs was able to combine his long-term vision with a unflinching perseverance that ultimately brought great rewards in no less than six different industries: personal computers, animation, music, telephones, tablets, and digital publishing.
If you’re willing to pursue innovative new ways of working, no matter how disruptive they may prove, based on little more than your gut instinct, then you’re straight out of the Jobs school of entrepreneurialism.

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Marissa Mayer

Leadership comes easily to Marissa Mayer and she’s had a lot of practise. During school she became president of the Spanish club, treasurer of Key Club, and captain of the debate team, overcoming her natural shyness to inspire those around her. Moving to Google and then eventually becoming CEO of Yahoo in 2012, Mayer has continued to motivate others through her strong work ethic and persuasive – sometimes labelled opinionated – management style. You’re evidently following in Mayer’s footsteps as a workaholic, with a no nonsense approach to getting things done, even if it means telling some home truths.

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Susan Wojcicki

While entrepreneurs are known for having an all-consuming work ethic, for Susan Wojcicki this isn’t the case. She recognises the importance of work, but understands that it is not everything and regularly puts family life first. She believes that productivity and success are not necessarily built on “15-hour work days.” Wojcicki is secure enough to admit that she doesn’t always have the answers and this open-mindedness has seen her adapt to new technologies, working across various Google products before becoming YouTube CEO. If you value compromise and communication then you’re an entrepreneur in the mould of Susan Wojcicki.

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Alan Sugar

Single-minded, bullish and confrontational, Alan Sugar may now be best known as the no-nonsense autocrat on The Apprentice, but he’s also one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.
Starting out as a general importer/exporter and wholesaler, his company Amstrad was a key player in the early computer industry and achieved a peak stock market valuation of £1.2 billion. Sugar later went on to stabilise the finances at Tottenham Hotspur during ten years as club chairman and although he is sometimes accused of chasing a good profit rather than creating a good product, not many can argue with his success.

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