Fall in Love With the Problem, Not the Solution

A new MBA class started last week, and as I was going over the class overview, one of the students asked, "As a team, where do we start?" As I was giving my response, I realized that this is a question I continually obsess over: What is the best way for an entrepreneur to identify … Continue reading Fall in Love With the Problem, Not the Solution

Embrace Your Superpowers!

In the last post, I discussed the role that entrepreneurial resilience can play in both a new venture's success and a founders' well-being.  Now, I want to explore with you the importance of character strength development and its application to the venture realization process. I  have worked with strength development approaches for several years, dating … Continue reading Embrace Your Superpowers!

Resiliency: A Key to Entrepreneurial Wellbeing

As the term comes to a close, we have been discussing the plans that each of the founding teams has for their venture. What are your short and long-term action plans as you head towards an eventual launch? During these round-robin discussions, one of the founders expressed with both excitement and some trepidation, "what a wild, chaotic … Continue reading Resiliency: A Key to Entrepreneurial Wellbeing

Entrepreneurship: A Balancing Act

When teaching entrepreneurship and associated innovation activities, I am always asked if there are any specific characteristics that successful entrepreneurs and innovators commonly manifest.  My short response is yes, there are observable behaviors that can be seen as correlated with innovation, but so much depends on such factors as an individual's cognitive style (and resulting cognitive biases), situational … Continue reading Entrepreneurship: A Balancing Act

New Venture Realization Roadmap™ Blog Series

The purpose of this new blog series is to create a publishable guidebook that can serve as a companion to Wiley's Patterns of  Entrepreneurship Management, 6th Edition (2020) as well as in support of various classes taught by the authors at Columbia University and globally by Venture for All® faculty including the new Entrepreneurial Innovation and … Continue reading New Venture Realization Roadmap™ Blog Series