Ok, we fleshed out ‘Leadership’ in a previous post, but what about the other four traits?
Data analysis: gathering, analyzing, and communicating data. This can include usage data from current users or through marketing channels, but it could be all sorts of other things, too.
Business fundamentals: knowing what frameworks to use and when is key. You’ll save a lot of time not having to re-invent the wheel if you know basic theories of pricing, competitive strategy, and market research.
Industry expertise: for technical and scientific fields, having a grounding in the subject is critical. As is an understanding of what the trends in the industry are and who the thought leaders and major players are.