Business Opportunities: Discovered or Created?

Nearly every core aspect of the entrepreneurial process is subject to paradox. When thinking about entrepreneurs, are they born or made? And what about the emergence of opportunities: discovered or created? Then there is the evaluation process of an opportunity: instrumental or legitimate? In organizations, is the process of pursuing an opportunity based on planning or…

The Key to a Successful Entrepreneurial Team

William Hewlett and David Packard, who I have had the honor of meeting personally, were two very different people who together created an amazing company called Hewlett-Packard.  The two made up an entrepreneurial team: a group of entrepreneurs who together launch a new enterprise intelligently combining their capabilities. This is a situation that is becoming…

Five Entrepreneurship Urban Legends that We Need to Let Go Of

I’ve been working with entrepreneurs in Europe for the last 10 years and I have heard time and time again a series of “facts” about European entrepreneurship that are closer to myth than anything else.  Mostly they are urban legends.  An urban legend is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories that may or may…
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