Justin, a wonderful scenario of the future that is around the corner and the possibilities of how to tackle its consequences. These forces of technological changes are already devastating an ever increasing number of middle and upper middle class jobs. Most of the jobs that will be held by today’s youth haven’t even been invented yet. I would also…
Can Entrepreneurs be taught? At a University?
Clearly an entrepreneur has to have some intrinsic qualities as a base line to even start. Your point is well taken that only a diamond in the rough will become a diamond.
Can this raw capability of an aspiring entrepreneur be polished to improve their…
Great mentors can help you grow a lot faster, and nudge you away from mistakes that you might not even know you were about to make.
In connecting with a mentor, a mentee has two questions:
Mentor help you achieve something you’re passionate about.
Mentors help in problem solving and execution. As you point out, people don’t reach out for mentor support in the right way. Just like using open source withou adequate thought. See If you want-to-see-farther-stand-on-shoulders-of-mentors
Like everything else in life there are good VCs and a myriad of bad ones.
Many try to get into it because they think it is an easy way to make money. Fortunately, they will not make it. So, there is little risk from them to the entrepreneur.
Should a Bicycle try to Zoom like a Ferrari
“The right business to build isn’t the one everyone else wants. It’s the one you want. It’s the one that you can see yourself still building in the next 10–15 years. It’s the one that you can put your blood, sweat, tears and time into when anyone else would have walked away. It’s…
A Mentor can Help in Looking Outside your Own Experience (OOE)
Great helpful advise. Thank you for sharing.
Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.”
Mentor-Mentee relationship is indeed a two way street.
“Being a mentor is not like being a thesis advisor, or any formal position. It’s a relationship. And like any relationship, it needs to be two ways”. Right on!
And like any relationship the value of the relationship should accrue to both…