Interesting articles have been popping up left and right that focus on the traits of a self-starter. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Every Job Requires an Entrepreneur, Charles Schwab, yes, THAT Charles Schwab, wrote that the key to economic growth in this country is letting entrepreneurs loose! Let those self-starters go for it without all the encumbrances that weigh down innovation and creativity.
It's a good read. Look it up.