Six Myths Of Entrepreneurship

Six Myths Of Entrepreneurship
MIT 15.390 New Enterprises, Fall 2013
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Instructor: Bill Aulet

Discussion of the six key myths around entrepreneurship, such as “Entrepreneurs are undisciplined,” “Entrepreneurs are all about charisma,” and more. Uncover key myths about entrepreneurship that after often not just untrue, but also unproductive.

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  • January 19, 2016 at 8:56 am
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    Boy, this is like watching my philosophy teacher, talking for people and things he just read from the books, and is nothing similar himself. I would suggest, for these kind of things, go/listen to the real thing…
    1 – Getting good grades at school doesn’t really mean you are smart, it means you put the time to reproduce the books on the exams. Entrepreneurs I know, are quite smarter then the rest.
    2 – Individuals also work in a team, But a team from individuals is much different then a team of followers. This is why it causes also bigger tensions, because of the strong individualism and opinions. It’s also very powerful, and such people can achieve a lot if they stick together. Good example is Id Software for both points.
    3 – A lot of qualities are of course made, but the core is a passion, an individualism, a drive, which are there, and this is why the school provokes just a rebellion, not a tool to made you something…
    4 – The risk is taken, because of the passion and the drive to do something. It’s neither “computed”, nor just for the sake of it.
    5 – I think the passion itself and the example create the charisma. On personal level, it varies, and the person by himself, may be not charismatic, but his ideas make him like this.
    6 – Again, school wisdom. When a person follows his passion, he works hard, and do whatever he can, without the need of intentional self-discipline. Discipline in its true meaning, is required when you follow some external rules. When you do what you really want, this world has no meaning, it’s result happens by itself.

  • January 27, 2016 at 5:05 am
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    for me,i respect my sense first,and every process will bright by themselves,thank you so much and i am waiting for that time.

  • December 29, 2016 at 9:35 pm
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    Team research very misleading, in my opinion. Size of team may not really be the variable being measured, proxy for something else that varies with team size such as wealth available to the project immediately, bigger referral base for fundraising, etc.

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