The 15 'Animals' You'll Encounter in Business

Mark Cuban and Daymond John are famous for being sharks, but do you know how to deal with a snake or a fox?

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If you lived in the jungle and didn't know anything about the animals around you, how long do you think you’d survive? A day? Maybe a few hours?

No matter the answer, it's probably not a very long time -- all it takes is one mistake before you become something's dinner.

That’s exactly how it is in the world of business. If you don’t study the types of entrepreneurs and understand how people are wired, you won’t last long in business. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David breaks down the 15 types of animals you'll meet in the business jungle -- why you need to battle your eagle-like tendencies and have patience with the elephants.

Click play to learn more.

Watch more YouTube videos from Bet-David on his channel and check out his new book Drop Out And Get Schooled.

Related: Who Should You Hire as Your First Employee?

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