Ideas and Opportunities Opportunities are needs, wants, problems, and challenges that point to a market—to customers who would buy the innovative solutions that you create to meet the needs, satisfy the wants, solve the problems, or meet the challenges. To be successful, you have to identify an entrepreneurial opportunity. How do entrepreneurs seek out, find, and assess potential opportunities?
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In Praise of Irrational Innovators - Scott Anthony by Scott Anthony | 11:42 AM May 4, 2012 I love my three young children immensely. So it’s hard for me to be fully rational about them. Of course they are the smartest, the best looking, and the most athletic. I’m not alone — all parents are irrational.
Deze blogpost verscheen eerder op de Creative Class blog en wordt hier met toestemming overgenomen Richard Branson, of liever “Sir” Richard Branson, sprak onder het motto “Screw it. Let’s Do it!” Tien ondernemerstips van Sir Richard Branson
Just do it Seriously. Just do it! Over the past 18 months, I completely shifted the way I looked at the world. I adjusted what I did with my time, I changed the people I hung out with, I did things that were WAY out of my comfort zone, I went to the other side of the world, I gathered the best and brightest people I could find, I had those people invest over a million in my company, I convinced Finn – an awesome go-getter – to join my company. I interviewed Richard Branson on stage and spoke at an entrepreneurship event to university students in my country, while I never even graduated college. And it doesn’t even feel like a big achievement.
One of my reference blogs, LifeHacker, has launched an initiative to get more people to share how they work, a series that they have been doing for some time with known startup & Internet people. Hopefully there will be some good tips here for others like me that are continuously looking to hack their lives to make them better. For those that do not know me, I’ve had an eclectic professional experience working as a journalist, producer, political adviser, marketer, and entrepreneur. The links among all these positions have been communication and the thrill of new challenges. Ramon Suarez - Web notes, ideas, links and conversations. Mostly about new media, marketing and entrepreneurship.
(photo: salty_soul) Unfortunately, just before you take your first step on the righteous journey to pursue your dreams, people around you, even the ones who deeply care for you, will give you awful advice. It’s not because they have evil intentions. It’s because they don’t understand the big picture—what your dreams, passions, and life goals mean to you. They don’t understand that, to you, the reward is worth the risk.
Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey. These setbacks, though painful, will teach you more about business than any textbook, lecture, or mentor ever could. Plus, they are great fodder for conversations at cocktail receptions and on panel discussions. I am proud to have learned such a great deal from my failures, and the fact that I get to share them—and, more important, the hard-knocks lessons learned—with a worldwide audience is a real thrill. 10 Things I Learned From Failure
What distinguishes great entrepreneurs? Discussions of entrepreneurial psychology typically focus on creativity, tolerance for risk, and the desire for achievement—enviable traits that, unfortunately, are not very teachable. So Saras Sarasvathy, a professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, set out to determine how expert entrepreneurs think, with the goal of transferring that knowledge to aspiring founders. While still a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon, Sarasvathy—with the guidance of her thesis supervisor, the Nobel laureate Herbert Simon—embarked on an audacious project: to eavesdrop on the thinking of the country's most successful entrepreneurs as they grappled with business problems. She required that her subjects have at least 15 years of entrepreneurial experience, have started multiple companies—both successes and failures—and have taken at least one company public.
By far the most common question I receive is on Muse Creation and Development. I’m a big believer in modeling successful people and reproducing their strategies. If they can do it, I can do it, too. four hour work week muse creation | Living Jet Set