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Adjustment to the cognitive processes of innovation, creativity, and risk taking that entrepreneurship entails requires a high level of intelligence. As an aspect of generalized ability, intelligence is considered to be a basic driving force for successful management of new ventures. General intelligence had been emphasized over time as the foundation for effective performance in leadership and management of resources. In almost every venture, a degree of intelligence is required to perform effectively. A focus on entrepreneurship as a new venture creation activity requires some measure of intelligence in order to be successful. Individuals who are higher in intelligence and engage in entrepreneurship, either individually or as a group, are able to identify entrepreneurial opportunities where other people do not recognize possibilities. Apart from opportunity ...

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