How is an entrepreneur different from a manager?
Research has shown that entrepreneurs’ brains are wired differently than non-entrepreneurs in that they tend to be quicker to respond to problems and less inhibited. Founders embrace a problem or opportunity — fast — and then become more thoughtful about the implications after the fact….
Explorative tasks involve looking for new ways of achieving a goal rather than focusing on current practices. This type of decision making — which relies on innovation and experimentation — is often exhibited in entrepreneurs. By using both sides of their pre-frontal cortex, entrepreneurs tend to use all of their executive functions whereas managers tend to be more focused on critical thinking.