I attended a very worthwhile Boulder Startup Meetup this past week. It was hosted by Brian Tsuchiya of Vim Inc., StartUP Guru, and it seems a few other concurrent adventures. The focus of the meeting was the emerging, and soon to be tipping, Crowdfunding phenomenon that will hopefully clear critical legislative hurdles later this year. Well, one of Brian's other adventures is EZOG. EZOG stands for Entrepreneurial Zone of Genius. It is basically a targeted personality assessment that attempts to define your entrepreneurial style. The assessment (which is free) comprises a series of 25 questions and can be completed in about 15 minutes. The four entrepreneurial styles are Visionary, Architect, Builder, and Cultivator.
Over the years, I've taken my share of personality and thinking style profiles, including Myers-Briggs, Emergenetics, and Graves' Spiral Dynamics. They each bring something a little different to the table and are useful for both improving your self awareness and figuring out the best way to build an effective, balanced team. I think EZOG is a great addition to the mix and appears to be a useful tool to help as you engineer the gene pool of your next new-start project or venture.
And by the way, I'm an Architect. Check it out -- get your EZOG on!