One of the myths I often hear as an advisor to many entrepreneurs is that their lifestyle would somehow be better if they could more easily find other people’s money to build their startup. They don’t realize that according to statistics, more than 90 percent of satisfied entrepreneurs use bootstrapping, since other people’s money always […]
In recent times, competition and winning have developed a bad rap. Some argue that competition is destructive and undermines cooperation and respect within society and organizations. It’s not the winning, but the participation that matters, is a justification frequently advanced for not succeeding. In schools nowadays we see prizes being awarded for coming in tenth […]
Most successful entrepreneurs are unique, maybe even a little quirky, like me. We have different backgrounds, leadership styles, interests, and abilities.
Starting a business is like joining the priesthood: It’s not something you do from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and leave behind when Friday evening rolls around. Being an entrepreneur is a full-time occupation. Make that preoccupation. You eat, sleep and breathe your obsession. And if you’re 1 of the lucky few whose […]
There are many words that are often used when it comes to talking about technology, healthcare and entrepreneurship. Call them what you like – jargon, buzzwords, professional language. They help us frame how we think about the problems that exist and are often a signal that a person has been initiated into this world. There […]