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13 Painfully True Things
You’ll Never Read in a Business
Magazine
Business magazines and
entrepreneurship articles sell an
idea.
But plenty of truths are
incompatible with what we want
you to believe.
Let’s explore a few of the more common
problems with most business articles
today.
13.) Failure is necessary. But
for many, it is fatal.
For many who want to make the leap,
failure would mean living in the streets,
losing medical insurance, not being able
to support our families, strained
relationships
Many don’t make it and not necessarily
because they were worse at anything
than you were.
12.) Self-awareness can be
crippling.
You have to be blind enough to keep
doing what you have to when support
wears thin and the odds are stacked
against you.
But the blind
miss a lot of things.
11.) Luck is almost as
important as hard work.
• What if Steve Jobs never met The
Woz?
• What if Yahoo! did end up buying
Google in 1998?
• What if the Beatles never met Brian
Epstein?
10.) Being born rich–or in the
right place — gets you most of
the way there.
Would Bill Gates or Donald Trump have
had the same impact were they born
in Mongolia or Tahiti?
9.) We can’t all follow our
dreams.
There will always need to be those
whose job it is to support those who do.
And while market valuation of these
jobs might differ, they are all
important.
8.) Most people are
‘ungrateful’.
One fad in business think-pieces is to
“encourage entrepreneurship in
employees”.
But employees are employees —
not quite partners.
7.) Evil wins.
No, the good guys don’t always win.
No, bad people don’t always get
punished.
6.) We’re rarely the good
guys.
Have you bought something that
wasn’t ethically produced? Or thought
of a way to reduce benefits for your
employees in the name of “economic
necessity”?
5.) Exploiting others and the
environment is often the only
way to advance.
4.) You can’t exactly copy
other people’s success.
3.) Higher learning is often
nothing but a social club.
What is often more important than
academics for entrepreneurship is
social success.
2.) For many, these articles
help maintain a fantasy.
Try to limit your attachment to
whatever some writer said, and focus
on doing things.
1.) Not everyone is cut out
to be an entrepreneur.
Entreps come in all shapes, ages and
sizes. But, and this is one huge but, you
might not be ready…
…yet.
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