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Entrepreneurship as disease

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Brief about an article with the same name published by Jeff Stibel
@ HBR Sep., 2010

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Entrepreneurship as disease

  1. 1. Entrepreneurship as DISEASE Prepared by: Walid Saafan Jan 2016
  2. 2. Author: Jeff Stibel Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. HBR SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
  3. 3. What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
  4. 4. Risk taker
  5. 5. Inventor
  6. 6. Small business owner
  7. 7. Plain crazy or lucky
  8. 8. Nooooooooo Being an entrepreneur is something far different than what most people think
  9. 9. Behavior! Business type! Title! NOT
  10. 10. Entrepreneurism is a Disease, Not sure it is always good!
  11. 11. “Larry Ellison” yachts
  12. 12. “Bill Gates“ 66,000-square foot smart house
  13. 13. “TedTurner” 2 million acres of land
  14. 14. “Larry Page” 747
  15. 15. all in, all the time love what they do and obsess over it Entrepreneurs
  16. 16. willingness character trait labor of love enthusiasm that cannot be trained a condition that cannot be treated an illness that cannot be caught You’ve either got it or you don’t
  17. 17. Do you wake up before your alarm goes off, hop out of bed excited to go to work? (good) Do you race to the car, forgetting breakfast, your morning coffee, and the paper? (better) Halfway to work, do you look down, realize you forgot to shower, shave, or get dressed? (great)
  18. 18. entrepreneurialism; cure unknown
  19. 19. Not derived by Money
  20. 20. relying on strengths and avoiding weaknesses
  21. 21. Energy confidence level tendency to acquire subject-matter expertise leveraging core competencies
  22. 22. If you are an entrepreneur, use it to your advantage But if not, don’t try to become one
  23. 23. figure out what you do best and aim to do it better than anyone else. And if your organization needs an entrepreneur for it to succeed, just hire one.
  24. 24. Walid.Saafan@gmail.com WalidSaafan @ LinkedIN WalidSaafan @ twitter

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