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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
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
2
Being an entrepreneur
is the new “cool” thing.
As a result,
demand for
entrepreneurship
is blowing up!
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3
But is there sufficient
understanding of the topic?
Hmmm….
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
4
7 Whopping Lies
Told About
Entrepreneurs Which
are Actually Damaging
to All Parties Involved
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
#1 -
“Entrepreneurs are
mercurial individualists”
5
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
#2 -
“Entrepreneurs are the smartest & most high
achieving people in the room”
6
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
#3 -
“Entrepreneurs are born,
not made”
7
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
#4 -
“Entrepreneurs love risk”
8
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
#5 -
“Entrepreneurs are successful
because they are charismatic”
9
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
#6 -
“Entrepreneurs are lucky”
10
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
#7 -
“Entrepreneurs are
undisciplined”
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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
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
More info in General
The book
www.disciplinedentrepreneurship.com
Or more simply www.d-eship.com
Progress Dashboard
www.detoolbox.com
13
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Online course
www.bit.ly/e-101
14
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Successful Entrepreneurship
=
Spirit
of a pirate
Skills
of a Navy Seal
15
+
DISCIPLINED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Illustrations done by the great Marius
Ursache - @mariusursache on twitter
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