The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs Clive Wright Carbon Offset Global
<ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Avarice </li></ul><ul><li>Envy </li></ul><ul><li>Wrath </li></ul><ul><li>Lust </li></ul><u...
Pride Defined <ul><li>Commonest sin of entrepreneurs  </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of superiority </li></ul><ul><li>A belief ...
Consequences of Pride <ul><li>Blocks help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot see </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Destroys rel...
Avarice Defined <ul><li>Excessive desire for money </li></ul><ul><li>To desire money for its own sake </li></ul><ul><li>To...
Consequences of Avarice <ul><li>Blocks thought </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you see only money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Des...
Envy Defined <ul><li>“ Comparisons are odious” </li></ul><ul><li>The green-eyed monster </li></ul><ul><li>Desire for what ...
Consequences of Envy <ul><li>Blocks focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you see only others’ gain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>D...
Wrath Defined <ul><li>Resentful anger </li></ul><ul><li>Desire for revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing hurts  </li></ul>
Consequences of Wrath <ul><li>Blocks clear thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you see only your loss </li></ul></ul><u...
Lust <ul><li>An overwhelming desire for gain </li></ul><ul><li>Uncontrollable drive to win </li></ul><ul><li>Burning desir...
Consequences of Lust <ul><li>Sidelines ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you can only see the goal </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Gluttony Defined <ul><li>Excessive consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Destructive resource usage </li></ul><ul><li>Grasping acq...
Consequences of Gluttony <ul><li>Wastefulness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot defer reward </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Sloth <ul><li>Laziness </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to act </li></ul><ul><li>Slowness to ...
Consequences of Sloth <ul><li>Missed Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot respond in time </li></ul></ul...
Which are your Sins?  <ul><li>No one is perfect </li></ul><ul><li>We all have faults </li></ul><ul><li>With self-knowledge...
What can I do? <ul><li>Find people to complement you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for real diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...
Thought then deed <ul><li>Target </li></ul><ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Fire   </li></ul>
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs Clive Wright Carbon Offset Global
  2. 2. <ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Avarice </li></ul><ul><li>Envy </li></ul><ul><li>Wrath </li></ul><ul><li>Lust </li></ul><ul><li>Gluttony </li></ul><ul><li>Sloth </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pride Defined <ul><li>Commonest sin of entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><li>A sense of superiority </li></ul><ul><li>A belief that only you are right </li></ul><ul><li>Treating others as inferior </li></ul><ul><li>Expecting “hero-worship” </li></ul><ul><li>The belief that “no one gets it” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Consequences of Pride <ul><li>Blocks help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot see </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Destroys relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot listen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hinders progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot delegate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repels true partners/advisors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot trust </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Avarice Defined <ul><li>Excessive desire for money </li></ul><ul><li>To desire money for its own sake </li></ul><ul><li>To keep reward for oneself </li></ul>
  6. 6. Consequences of Avarice <ul><li>Blocks thought </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you see only money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Destroys relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hinders business development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because the business comes last </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repels employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you will not reward fully </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Envy Defined <ul><li>“ Comparisons are odious” </li></ul><ul><li>The green-eyed monster </li></ul><ul><li>Desire for what others have </li></ul><ul><li>Discontent due to others’ success </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on other businesses </li></ul>
  8. 8. Consequences of Envy <ul><li>Blocks focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you see only others’ gain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Destroys peace of mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are obsessively bitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hinders business creativity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are chasing shadows </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repels people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are unpleasant to be with </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Wrath Defined <ul><li>Resentful anger </li></ul><ul><li>Desire for revenge </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing hurts </li></ul>
  10. 10. Consequences of Wrath <ul><li>Blocks clear thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you see only your loss </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distorts your world-view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are focused on yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hinders progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are always looking back </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corrodes relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you always looking for slights </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Lust <ul><li>An overwhelming desire for gain </li></ul><ul><li>Uncontrollable drive to win </li></ul><ul><li>Burning desire to acquire </li></ul>
  12. 12. Consequences of Lust <ul><li>Sidelines ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you can only see the goal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Destroys balance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are obsessively focused </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hinders objectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are chasing gratification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Isolates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are totally selfish </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Gluttony Defined <ul><li>Excessive consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Destructive resource usage </li></ul><ul><li>Grasping acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Selfishness </li></ul>
  14. 14. Consequences of Gluttony <ul><li>Wastefulness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot defer reward </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chaos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of Focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are self-gratifying </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loneliness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you are unable to share </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Sloth <ul><li>Laziness </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to act </li></ul><ul><li>Slowness to respond </li></ul>
  16. 16. Consequences of Sloth <ul><li>Missed Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you cannot respond in time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Frustrated partners / employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you do not make decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poor planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you will not commit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inconsistent execution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because you do not follow through </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Which are your Sins? <ul><li>No one is perfect </li></ul><ul><li>We all have faults </li></ul><ul><li>With self-knowledge comes change </li></ul>
  18. 18. What can I do? <ul><li>Find people to complement you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for real diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage differences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t just tolerate! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be aware of the dangers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But do not swing to the opposite </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look for sustainable performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be dynamic but not frenetic… </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Thought then deed <ul><li>Target </li></ul><ul><li>Aim </li></ul><ul><li>Fire </li></ul>
  20. 20. Thank You

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