The 3 mindsets of an entrepreneur
I’m developing a course at the moment and in module 1 we cover ‘Normative Entrepreneurship’, so I was thinking about some simplifying ways of acting and thinking that are useful for entrepreneurs. I think these are useful heuristics (that’s why I chose them), but explore them and let me know what you think.
I arrived at these three; Deterministic Optimism, Effectual Reasoning and Antifragile learning.
Deterministic Optimism, or how to think about the future.
“I can change my world for the better, even if it takes me a long time”
I first learned about it here — http://blakemasters.com/post/23435743973/peter-thiels-cs183-startup-class-13-notes
Steve Jobs talks about a changeable world here.
Effectual Reasoning, or how to act in the present.
I first learnt about it here — http://necrophone.com/2014/01/20/effectuation-the-best-theory-of-entrepreneurship-you-actually-follow-whether-youve-heard-of-it-or-not/ and
How to get from the present to the future: Antifragile Learning
It’s learning in the form that Nassim Taleb advises in Antifragile i.e. empiricism + a large library. (it’s in the table at the end of the prologue.)
I expanded this as;Relentlessly curious about the way the world is and could be (Learn for yourself) and the ability to stand on the shoulder of giants (Learn from the best others).
I think these three give you a simple, but well-rounded way to think, act and learn — what do you think?