Source: C. Gordon Bell with John McNamara, High-Tech Ventures: The Guide for Entrepreneurial Success (1991)
Almost every investor in and around early stage companies highlights "people" as a critical business & investment evaluation criterion. However, few elaborate upon the attributes of leadership success and failure in a "systematic" fashion.
Chapter 3 of High-Tech Ventures (c. 1991) is an attempt at this systematic elaboration.
Note that systematic != mechanical. Heuristics abound.
One area of further investigation: how does an open source environment change the views presented herein?