The Entrepreneurial Approach

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The Entrepreneurial Approach

  1. 1. The Entrepreneurial Approach An exploration in understanding and application.
  2. 2. Push, pull… and everything in between. Entrepreneurship is the interplay of push, pull, and the space in-between. <ul><li>The efforts of the entrepreneur and the organization to advance its work: </li></ul><ul><li>Sales and Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The impacts of the market environment: </li></ul><ul><li>Product/Service Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Shareholder Expectation </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Macro-economic Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Trends </li></ul><ul><li>That which holds the space in-between? </li></ul><ul><li>Boards of Directors and Advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Business Planning Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>PUSH PULL > >
  3. 3. PUSH: science, will, or what? There is a well developed field of ‘management science’ that addresses the best practices in managing and operating an entity or initiative. What actions or events were most helpful in advancing your intiaitive… is advancing/building different? Etc… What characteristics Each venture/initiative has its own unique reality. Each initiative has its examples of memorable leadership or will. PUSH PULL > >
  4. 4. PULL: What, where, why? Primarily dominated by the needs of those being served and key stakeholders including investors. What are they pulling on? Where are they pulling to? Why are they pulling? What experiences of pull have been particularly positive and helpful… PUSH PULL > >
  5. 5. THE SPACE: Art, chaos, process, or magic? The space is where issues, opportunities, and solutions emerge. How has the space been held in your past experiences. What actions or things created it? What was most effective in it? Who was involved? What was your experience with it and within it? PUSH PULL > >
  6. 6. Mixing it up. PUSH PULL > > PULL PULL PULL PULL PULL PULL > > > > > PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH PUSH PULL PULL What ways would you mix things up?…

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