|dc.description.abstract||The optical fiber industry was one of the hottest industries in 1999 as people perceive the telecommunication revolution will bring this optical fiber into the infrastructure. However, in less than three years, the optical fiber business was almost collapsed as the price of the optical fiber falls dramatically
In the extreme pessimistic situation, an entrepreneur thinks differently and with genuine inventing mind, he create a new application of optical fiber in weaving industry. This provides an excellent opportunity to study the mind of a technical inventor and entrepreneur. How can he transform his mind from a technical inventor into a business entrepreneur successfully?
Betz (1993) thinks that innovation must connect new products and new service with market, bring new business interests to enterprises. However, although technical inventors are some kind of genius, they usually can not jump over the barrier into the realm of being a successful entrepreneur. From literature, this study finds out that in the past some successful technical entrepreneurs such as Edison and Ford had ADD (Attention deficit disorder). Will this kind of mental disorder enables them to think out of their technical field into business world? First, through a thorough interview, this study finds out how does the technical entrepreneur thinks. Secondly, this study adopts a series of psychological tests to find out his special characteristics in decision style, multiple intelligence, value systems, and most important of all, his ADD before 15 years old and now.
The result of research shows that a successful technical entrepreneur needs to accumulate his mental power and interpersonal relationships to enable him to jump over the barrier between the technical world and business world. It is the interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence, not technical skill, which make a successful enterprise. ADD inventors should take advantage of his attention deficiency to enable him to study many aspects knowledge, to think and act not according to the norm of other majority, and to jump from technical domain into the business domain.||en_US|