Understanding Entrepreneurship - “A Start-up is Not Just a Small Company”

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Next Generation Lab: Family Business Workshop 27th October at Area31 in IE Business School, Madrid.

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Understanding Entrepreneurship - “A Start-up is Not Just a Small Company”

  1. 1. Understanding Entrepreneurship “A Start-up is Not Just a Small Company” Joe Haslam Chairman – Hot.es Hotels Mentor, IE Venture Lab @NGL_Global Workshop Saturday October 27th 2012
  2. 2. A start-up is a company designed to grow fast http://www.paulgraham.com/growth.html "Try to identify some big, unfair avantage" @davemcclure of 500 Startups
  3. 3. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adaptthe world to himself. Therefore all progressdepends on the unreasonable man” George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
  4. 4. http://elpais.com/elpais/2012/09/24/inenglish/1348489212_037109.html
  5. 5. Summary1. Start ups are where growth, jobs and prosperity come from2. Entrepreneurship values include diversity, curiosity, sustainability and meritocracy Is this compatible with family business?
  6. 6. Joe Haslam (MBA, IE Business School 2004) Lives in: Madrid, Spain joehas AT gmail DOT com http://www.linkedin.com/in/joehas http://twitter.com/joehasEver tried. Ever failed. No matter.Try again. Fail again. Fail better.Samuel Beckett (1906- 1989)

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