What you need in terms of business smarts is great pattern recognition.
People tend to be driven or inspired by one of four modalities of decision-making and self-awareness. You could be driven by heart; you could be driven by smarts; you could be driven by guts, or luck.
Tony Tjan is the Managing Partner of the venture capital firm Cue Ball Capital, and founder of the Internet advisory group, ZEFER. He is the author of HEART, SMARTS, GUTS, and LUCK: What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business, which shows how you can assess your own attributes to determine which could influence your success at entrepreneurship—and every step of business building.