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Quitters never win

Consumed => “How Bad Leadership Spurs Entrepreneurship” by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on HBR.

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/09/how_bad_leadership_spurs_entrepreneurship.html

=> My value add (i.e., left a comment)…

Two thoughts:

1) So is it safe to say that most companies have innovation within their DNA, the problem is they lack the self-awareness to capitalize on it? That is, they have the people with ideas, what they lack is management and leadership that listens and acts.

2) I would argue that there’s a difference between an entrepreneur who is driven towards a goal (by choice, as well as their nature) and one whose goal is to run from something that is not bringing them satisfaction.

When faced with adversity, the former will dig in and try to stick it out. The latter will throw in the towel once the negativity that “inspired” their motivation is removed, and their idea proves to be far more work and focus than they expected.

I’m not so sure the latter should be considered an entrepreneur. Small business owner, perhaps. But not—by definition—an entrepreneur.

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