Whenever successful entrepreneurs are asked for the secrets of their success, it strikes me that their answers inevitably involve one or all of the following: (1) persist, i.e. do not give up; (2) learn from your mistakes; and (3) give
The opening sentence of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina – “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” – has inspired the term “The Anna Karenina” principle. It readily applies to entrepreneurship: Successful entrepreneurs are
This article fits very nicely with my earlier posts about success, failure, and Black Swans. Success Is Random, So Court Serendipity http://www.fastcompany.com/3000910/success-random-so-court-serendipity
A very intriguing TED talk by Tyler Cowen. Let me recap some of his main points: 1. People love stories. 2. No one describes their life as mess. People typically describe it as a journey, battle, novel, race, play, etc.
If you dig under any entrepreneurial success story, you will inevitably find some trigger events that could not have been anticipated and that are crucial for the unfolding of the story the way it did. Think of Kiva’s being featured
I have a growing interest in understanding the process through which entrepreneurial opportunities unfold from mere ideas. And it is becoming increasingly clear to me that the logic of process is fundamentally different from the logic of cause and effect,
At a dinner last year, I met a partner at a major European VC firm. Upon finding out what I did, he drew me into an ongoing conversation about whether entrepreneurship could be taught and asked me for my opinion