Leadership Qualities

How to Do Business Like a Genius

Entrepreneur Staff
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Who is the smartest person you know? An average IQ is 100 points, while someone who is a genius has an IQ of 140 points or more. 

Of course we can't all be prodigies (actually, the IQ score is debatable as a measure of intelligence), but you can take a cue from Albert Einstein or Bill Gates by incorporating the characteristics and habits of highly intelligent people in your approach to business.

Here are four:

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  1. Be persistent. Don't let failure define you. After all, Thomas Edison had to get through more than 1,000 prototypes for the light bulb before he made one that worked.
  2. Be goal-oriented. Setting a high bar for yourself and sharing your goals with others -- whether they are friends or colleagues -- can make you more likely to accomplish them.
  3. Read more. People who read for 15 minutes a day can be exposed to more than 1 millon words a year.
  4. Be curious. Smart people are always asking questions, making inferences and thinking critically about the world around them.

For more on intelligence, and the bad habits of smart people, check out the video above. 

Related: Inspire the Innovation Monster Within

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