Alan Manly featured in Modern Business (November edition)
Article Title: The Yin and Yang of Successful Entrepreneurship
Everyone has an opinion about what makes an entrepreneur successful. Motivated by genuine interest or natural envy it’s a great topic to get any BBQ talking. The latest book on what makes entrepreneurs tick will surely be referenced highlighting gob smacking success or sorrowful failure.
But personality analysis is not new. One concept for understanding these traits that became popular in China during the 3rd century BC is what is known as yin and yang. Yin (dark side) and Yang, (bright side), describe how opposite or contrary forces are complementary, interconnected, and interdependent. It sounds complicated but it makes an interesting tool to understand the traits of successful entrepreneurs