What type of entrepreneur are you?

The Own Business Fair, 2010 saw the launch of the EPT – Entrepreneurial Profile Test – a questionnaire that helps determine which of 6 entrepreneur profiles you are closest to.

The suggestion is that entrepreneurs have different characteristics that help them succeed in their tasks. Based on research conducted by MIT (MIT Entrerprise forum) that identified five profiles,  entreprenologist and international consultant Stefan Lindstrom presented at the International Conference of Thinking in Kuala Lumpur a sixth archetype: the work style profile. Lindstrom, together with psychologist Hans-Olle Frummerin, then created the EPT based on all six archetypes.

What you get out of the Entrepreneurial Profile Test

By creating an image of how you work in your entrepreneurial role, you get an idea of your strengths and weaknesses and the development opportunities available to you.

The test offers you a rich perspective on your character as an entrepreneur. That way you can become an even better entrepreneur and more aware of your full capacity. You also get a better understanding of why you do what you do and why you are where you are today, and maybe even what direction you want to go in next.

EPT – Entrepreneurial Profile Test  (Swedish) was developed by Stefan Lindstrom, entreprenologist, and licensed psychologist Hans-Olle Frummerin from an idea by Nicklas Mattsson. EPT is based on research on entrepreneurs Stefan Lindstrom has conducted during his years in the world of entrepreneurship. Since 2017 it also involves Intrapreneur Profiles

EPT is a tool that can help you to better understand yourself and thereby facilitate the understanding of others, both in work situations that in other contexts.

It has been proven that the people who are most effective and happy with themselves are the ones who know themselves.

EPT allows you to
. Characterize your behavior patterns
. Become more aware of your strengths and weaknesses
. Identify the environments that are best for you
. Increase your understanding of other entrepreneurs behaviors
. Reduce the risk of unnecessary conflicts with others

Here we learn about motivators and what driving forces we have and describe why we act as we do in different situations.

This self-awareness increases our ability to work even better with other people. This insight is valuable in all situations, but not least in our daily work.
Human insight is often mentioned as a factor that separates the good leaders from the rest. The capable builder from the less able and overall, the “good guy” from the people whose company we would prefer to avoid.

Stefan Lindstrom’s research on entrepreneurship has aroused interest worldwide.

In late June he was invited as the only Swedish speaker to share his latest research findings on The International Conference on Thinking.

The conference is the world’s premier assembly to present ideas on a wide scope of topics. Speakers present talks on education, leadership, business, health & medicine, science and technology, the environment, and the humanities. The International Conference on Thinking is operated by a U.S. committee headed by David Perkins, professor of education at Harvard University.

Lindstrom himself is an entrepreneur who became interested in how people and especially entrepreneurs work and think . 

He presents his ideas on  how one can benefit from their experience in the business world and for individual development. He has also developed learning programs for a variety of businesses and organizations over the years.

During the 90s, Lindstrom participated as a lecturer and was an inspiration for  the SAF’s (now Confederation of Swedish Enterprise) project “The move to its own”. The goal of that conference was to disseminate knowledge about entrepreneurship throughout Sweden. Lindstrom has also lectured at Stockholm University.

In 2005 he lived in the United States for study and  research at the Entrepreneurial Management Institute at Boston University School of Management.

Thank you Mr Peter Russo –  former Director of Entrepreneurial Institute,  Boston University School of Management for all your help through all these years of my studying and guiding me on my research –   entrepreneurs and “how the think” that help me to figure out the 6th archetype (workstyle) that was later launched at The International Conference an Thinking in 2011. That also gave me the privilege to contribute with these six archetypes in my TEDx talks in April 2018 where you were of big help and support! 

It has been an honor to work with you

Stefan L