Category Archives: Articles on Risk & Instinct

INC Magazine: Shane Battier and Your Winning Streak

By Monica Mehta. Entrepreneurs can leverage the same brain chemistry that helped the Miami Heat’s Shane Battier shine in the NBA finals. Here’s how.

In business, sports, or anything else, getting on a hot streak isn’t luck. It’s physiological.  If you can understand how the brain processes success and failure, you can create your own winning streak, jump-starting your productivity.

Read more at INC.com

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Blogher: Five Tips to Better Risk Taking


Entrepreneurs know how to take risks. Do you?  Most people generally consider risk to be a four letter – something to be avoided and planned around at all costs.   However, researchers that study entrepreneurial achievement have found that your ability to become the next Steve Jobs is determined in large part by your comfort level with risky decisions.

Read more at BlogHer.com

OneThingNew: How to Take a Risk

Great story from OneThingNew.com on my upcoming book The Entrepreneurial Instinct (McGraw-Hill, Sept 14 2012) on how to take risks without the angst …

How to Take a Risk
By Kimberly Weisul

Sometimes, you just have to make a leap. And sometimes, you just can’t.

Monica Mehta always wanted to be an entrepreneur. She got her B.S. from Wharton, worked in private equity, and spent her free time evaluating business plans. “I felt like I had checked off every box to be an entrepreneur,” says Mehta, now a private equity investor. The problem: “Taking that final leap of faith…Risk-taking is not something you learn in school.”  Read more at OneThingNew.com

BusinessWeek: The Science of Risk-Taking

Conventional business planning teaches us how to identify risks, not how to take them.  For aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to take a leap, learn from veteran entrepreneurs and the scientists that study them.   Check out my latest story in BloombergBusinessWeek on how to take entrepreneurial risks.