Monthly Archives: February 2011

Summary of counterproductive entrepreneurship myths and productive beliefs

on February 28, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Tips

I just finished a series on counterproductive myths I hear all the time that hold would-be entrepreneurs back from starting ventures, which could be business ventures, non-profits, or just projects they enjoy. Below are links to navigate the series conveniently. Entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you or your business, counterproductive myths don’t help you. Successful entrepreneurs succeed despite them, so they must have countervailing productive beliefs. I[…] Keep reading →

Four productive beliefs about entrepreneurship, part IV

on February 28, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Tips

[This post is part of a series on four main myths that discourage entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Let’s replace the fourth myth with something productive. Productive belief 4: the risk to the entrepreneur of starting a venture can be as small[…] Keep reading →

Four productive beliefs about entrepreneurship, part III

on February 27, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Tips

[This post is part of a series on four main myths that discourage entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Let’s replace the third myth with something productive. Productive belief 3: you can venture with other people’s money if money is an issue Productive[…] Keep reading →

Four productive beliefs about entrepreneurship, part II

on February 27, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Tips

[This post is part of a series on four main myths that discourage entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Let’s replace the second myth with something productive. Productive belief 2: Starting a venture prepares you best for starting a venture Columbia Business School’s[…] Keep reading →

Four productive beliefs about entrepreneurship, part I

on February 26, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Tips

[This post is part of a series on four main myths that discourage entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] If the four statements of the past few posts are myths and unproductive, what beliefs might the entrepreneur-to-be hold that are more productive? What[…] Keep reading →

Four counterproductive myths about entrepreneurship, part IV

on February 25, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Tips

[This post is part of a series on four main myths that discourage entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Myth 4: Starting a venture is riskier than working at an established firm Risk means different things to different people. Risk that matters to[…] Keep reading →

Four counterproductive myths about entrepreneurship, part III

on February 24, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Tips

[This post is part of a series on four main myths that discourage entrepreneurship and how to overcome them. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Myth 3: I should make some more money before starting my venture I’ve never met anyone who didn’t raise his or her standard of[…] Keep reading →