7 Harmful Myths of Entrepreneurship

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Summary of a presentation I gave to lunch in Connecticut (Trinity College and UConn Business School) to talk about the current state of entrepreneurship

7 Harmful Myths of Entrepreneurship

  1. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP 7 HARMFUL MYTHS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP? 1 Bill Aulet Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship WWW.D-ESHIP.COM TWITTER: @BILLAULET What Are
  2. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2 Being an entrepreneur is the new “cool” thing. As a result, demand for entrepreneurship is blowing up!
  3. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3 But is there sufficient understanding of the topic? Hmmm….
  4. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 7 Whopping Lies Told About Entrepreneurs Which are Actually Damaging to All Parties Involved
  5. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP #1 - “Entrepreneurs are mercurial individualists” 5
  6. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP #2 - “Entrepreneurs are the smartest & most high achieving people in the room” 6
  7. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP #3 - “Entrepreneurs are born, not made” 7
  8. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP #4 - “Entrepreneurs love risk” 8
  9. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP #5 - “Entrepreneurs are successful because they are charismatic” 9
  10. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP #6 - “Entrepreneurs are lucky” 10
  11. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP #7 - “Entrepreneurs are undisciplined” 11
  12. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP If You Want More on the Lies … 1. You can find more description on most of these in my article “Six Whopping Lies Told About Entrepreneurs … Sometimes by Entrepreneurs Themselves,” in Forbes from July 10, 2013 (Hey, I added one more to make an even 7 when I gave the presentation last week) 2. To find it, just Google “Aulet Forbes Six Whopping Lies” 3. Or the direct link is at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2013/07/10/six- whopping-lies-told-about-entrepreneurs-sometimes-by- entrepreneurs-themselves/ 12
  13. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP More info in General The book www.disciplinedentrepreneurship.com Or more simply www.d-eship.com Progress Dashboard www.detoolbox.com 13
  14. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP Online course www.bit.ly/e-101 14
  15. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP Successful Entrepreneurship = Spirit of a pirate Skills of a Navy Seal 15 +
  16. DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP Illustrations done by the great Marius Ursache - @mariusursache on twitter 16

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