Compared to your peers (the other students at this event), how do YOU feel that YOU compare to THEM?
Don’t over-think it. Just answer HONESTLY. We ALL have Strengths AND Weaknesses!
I’ll come back to this column when I have more time to elaborate more on what the point was, what the results might imply, and why we think #SelfAwareness is so important — particularly for entrepreneurs!
[Editor’s Note: Who are you kidding?? — you have 237 columns just like this one that you’ve been planning to come back and edit or finish for years! And, weren’t you planning…
Enterprise owns both National and Alamo… ??
Avis owns Budget, Payless, and Zipcar… ??
Hertz owns Dollar and Thrifty… ??
We have some innovative new *S.H.I.T. to Share —
*[Strategies, Hypotheses, Ideas, Theories]
— and, to be honest, we really think it could be GAME-CHANGING(!) for Idea Stage / Early Stage Entrepreneurs!
STATUS QUO BIAS — A cognitive bias that explains our preference for familiarity… to resist change and prefer the current state of affairs
[definition from PsychologyToday.com]
“Startups Are Hard.”
— *BUT* — there are things we can do to dramatically improve the current success/fail rates if we start thinking (and re-thinking?) more strategically and identifying / addressing the most common Problems & Pitfalls — particularly for YOUNG and/or FIRST-TIME Entrepreneurs…
Because simply following the same paths and repeating the same approaches of countless Startups/Founders for whom those paths/approaches have consistently resulted in ~99% failure (but yet somehow (magically?)…
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[Spoiler Alert: Nobody seems to have a universally-accepted definition] For the sake of this discussion, we’ll use GOOGLE’S DEFINITION (below) to illustrate a few common misconceptions (that have evolved over time) about what “an entrepreneur” actually is. [comments in red are us]
So, why am I so interested in discussing the wide variety of contradictory definitions of Entrepreneur? (Particularly the specific parts associated with my notes written in red on the image above?) Because…
NOTE: As unconventional as our approach may be, please try to keep the following in mind as you read our stuff:
“WTF!” you might be saying.
“How can you possibly know that?” you might be asking.
(And “F*** YOU!” you might be thinking.)
Don’t be mad at me — I’m just the messenger! I’m actually trying to HELP you! I’m trying to encourage you to NOT quit your job and go all-in/full-time, unless/until you have some legit RELIABLE OBJECTIVE INDICATOR(S) to refute the statement that YOU WILL FAIL (which we can say, with 99% certainty, based simply on historical statistics and probabilities — nothing to do with “you” personally!)
Despite your excitement, optimism, passion, confidence, whatever — which, Spoiler Alert: do…
Note to Self: Whether for separate blog entries or just future discussion/debate about our plan for “Part-Time Starter Startups”, a few topics to elaborate on… [NOTE TO READERS: Please Ask me to Elaborate if/when we Meet!]
Startup *S.H.I.T. to Share! *Strategies/Hypotheses/Insights/Theories (to discuss/debate/demonstrate)