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A Litmus Test for Entrepreneurs
Are you cut out to conquer the challenges facing today's entrepreneur? HBS professor Walter Kuemmerle has developed a litmus test to help you decide. Two key questions: Do you have the patience to start small? Are you a closer?
Publication: Harvard Business School: Working Knowledge
Avoiding the Unbearable Entropy of Entrepreneurial Being
As an enterprise grows it is easy for its strategy, market message and implementation to get so diffused that it can loose its way across the competitive landscape. Prof. Anirudh Dhebar discusses a trip on Singapore airlines as an example of how entrepreneurial firms can avoid the drift into entropy.
Publication: Babson Insight
Entrepreneurs: What is the Stuff of an Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are widely perceived as having been superb students, athletes and simply outstanding in almost every aspect. But, say the authors of this article, that is not the case. Many successful entrepreneurs, from those who today head billion-dollar dot-coms to others who are sole operators were indifferent students and athletes. In fact, they were distinctly unremarkable. What did, and does, set them apart is the entrepreneurial spirit, which they have in abundance, and which any entrepreneur must have to win.
Publication: Ivey Business Journal
Escape From Corporate America
The number of women entrepreneurs is increasing annually, and guess where they're coming from? Your executive ranks. Find out why they're jumping ship.
Publication: Across the Board
Rethinking the Role of the Entrepreneurial Leader
For an organization to be truly entrepreneurial, Accenture research shows, leaders need to adopt a new role. Rather than just striving to be entrepreneurial leaders, they need to focus on becoming leaders of entrepreneurs.
Publication: Accenture Outlook Online
Shackleton: An Entrepreneur of Survival
Polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is the subject of a new HBS case study. Professor Nancy F. Koehn discusses lessons for leaders from the voyage of the Endurance.
Publication: Harvard Business School: Working Knowledge
Top Ten Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs
The life of a startup can be precarious, a wrong turn disastrous. Harvard Business School professor Constance Bagley discusses the most frequent flops made by entrepreneurs, everything from hiring the wrong lawyer to puffing up the business plan.
Publication: Harvard Business School: Working Knowledge

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