Over 37 years, the companies on the Inc. 5000 have undergone major changes in industries and business models, but one key factor hasn't changed: the founders. In Inc.’s article, 6 Reasons These Entrepreneurs Crush It While Others Merely Succeed, Gallup identified 10 strengths that virtually all entrepreneurs possess in some quantity, ranging from confidence and determination to relationship building and a focus on profits and correlated them with specific business outcomes.
After Skuid was listed 635 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, Skuid CEO and founder Ken McElrath was featured as an Inc. 5000 founder who best embodies the trait of disruption. Disruption in Gallup’s survey is defined as this: You constantly dream up new products and services, have a mind that fires off many ideas. Read the full story here.
McElrath, who holds three art degrees, recalls a photo a professor once gave him of that professor standing on his head to gaze at a painting. That image still influences how he keeps his torrent of new ideas flowing. 'You look at something from a totally different perspective," he says, "and all of a sudden it starts making sense.'