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By Prof. Robert Anthony, Anthony & Cie
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By Alan Rajah, Lawrence Grant, Chartered Accountants
The 9 characteristics that I believe are the key drivers in being successful:
2. The need or an overwhelming desire to achieve
3. Screening for opportunity
4. Locus of control
5. Goal orientation
6. Continued optimism
7. Courage to see it through to the end
8. Tolerance to ambiguity
9. Strong Internal Motivation
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By Eric R. Elmore. Drucker & Scaccetti, P.C.
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Professional service companies commonly organise themselves along practice lines. For example, accountants offer advisory, audit, and tax services. Alternatively, companies can position themselves within certain industries, including particular niches and segments. A consulting firm might perhaps focus on food, and then specialise further on agriculture, ingredients, manufacturing or food service.
By Jonathan Agmon, Soroker Agmon
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By Anthony Soukenik, Sandbergphoenix & von Gontard P.C.
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