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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.

Ideas and Opportunities

To be successful, you have to identify an entrepreneurial opportunity. How do entrepreneurs seek out, find, and assess potential opportunities? Here are some suggestions to help you learn to identify opportunities. I. An Entrepreneurial Safari—On the Hunt for Opportunity II. When growing numbers of people act in similar and new ways, we call this a trend. The following are just a small sample of the areas in which you can identify trends.

TEDxESADE - Fernando Trias de Bes - Entrepreneurs and innovation the myth of the idea. In Praise of Irrational Innovators - Scott Anthony. By Scott Anthony | 11:42 AM May 4, 2012 I love my three young children immensely.

In Praise of Irrational Innovators - Scott Anthony

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. We lose sleep worrying about things we can’t control and take pride in ridiculously small achievements we had nothing to do with. A similar type of irrationality affects innovators. It’s hard to understand these types of feelings until you actually experience them. Irrationality can be a strong asset. So how can you toe the line between irrationality and fanaticism without pursuing a doomed idea? 1. 2. 3. So next time you hear a wide-eyed entrepreneur talking about what sounds like a prosaic-at-best accomplishment, cut them a bit of slack.

Tien ondernemerstips van Sir Richard Branson. 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.

Tien ondernemerstips van Sir Richard Branson

Let’s Do it!” Op vraag van de Antwerp Diamond Community en Flanders DC in de Stadschouwburg in Antwerpen. De Virgin-baas staat bekend als enfant terrible van de zakenwereld en is berucht om zijn onconventionele business aanpak. Een ondernemersicoon die wij bij CreativeClass niet wilden missen en voor wie we maar al te graag een zondagnamiddag aan opofferden. Welke 10 ondernemingslessen gaf ondernemingsicoon Richard Branson ons mee? Just do it. Seriously.

Just do it

Just do it! Over the past 18 months, I completely shifted the way I looked at the world. Ramon Suarez - Web notes, ideas, links and conversations. Mostly about new media, marketing and entrepreneurship. Ten Lies You’ll Hear Before Pursuing Your Dream. (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.

Ten Lies You’ll Hear Before Pursuing Your Dream

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. So they try to protect you by shielding you from the possibility of failure, which, in effect, also shields you from the possibility of making your dreams a reality. As our friend Steve Jobs says: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Here are ten ill-advised tips (lies) people will likely tell you when you decide to pursue your dreams and the reasons why they are dreadfully mistaken: 1.

Someday? 2. Wrong! 10 Things I Learned From Failure. Every entrepreneur has made a series of mistakes or been subject to failures along his or her entrepreneurial journey.

10 Things I Learned From Failure

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.

After all, what's the point of ending up in frivolous litigation, nearly losing your shirt, pitching VCs for tens of millions of dollars wth no revenue model, or being forced to move back in with your parents if you can't have a few laughs as a result, right? How Great Entrepreneurs Think. What distinguishes great entrepreneurs?

How Great Entrepreneurs Think

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. Do the doable, then push it Here's another: Woo partners first Sweat competitors later. Four hour work week muse creation. By far the most common question I receive is on Muse Creation and Development.

four hour work week muse creation

I’m a big believer in modeling successful people and reproducing their strategies.