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Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

Of course it can.  There are some who would say entrepreneurs are born, not made, but those folks overlook the fundamental behaviors of successful entrepreneurs – most notably – to actively identify and manage risk.

I’ve spent decades discussing risk with entrepreneurs, and contrary to the romantic hollywood-inspired notion of all entrepreneurs as Vegas-style risk takers, it seems there are at least two categories – some entrepreneurs (successful?) search out points of risk in an opportunity and set about to manage the risk, while other entrepreneurs just don’t see risk and plow forward blindly.  Even this is a dangerous generalization, but one that is more useful.

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