An interesting post by Jessica Livingston, YC cofounder. She mentions some of the key attributes that makes a winning founder.
- Being lucky : that is, right place / right time.
- Hit a big need
- Do something basic (solve a simple problem/position it really well)
- Be willing to work on a dubious idea
- Not be afraid of a big idea
- Be able to evolve into a manager (i.e. HR)