Forbes contributor David Williams explores the influence of nature versus nurture in our ability to entrepreneurs, including input from Monica and the brain science explored in The Entrepreneurial Instinct. Read more at Forbes.com
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Loved chatting in studio with Adam Carolla about my father’s struggles immigrating to America, how he made it big, the research behind taking risks, and the importance of betting on yourself. Adam ends the show with a huge rant about terrible kids’ programming. Listen at AdamCarolla.com
Put an end to failed New Years resolutions by setting goals your brain likes. Check out my recent story for Entrepreneur Magazine based on the science covered in The Entrepreneurial Instinct. Read more here
Great piece in Amex Open by James O’Brien on the underlying brain science covered in The Entrepreneurial Instinct:
In the search of the holy grail of business success, one expert believes she has found the source. It’s inside your own brain. In her new book, The Entrepreneurial Instinct, investor Monica Mehta says the entrepreneurial instinct is a mostly quantifiable blend of brain parts and neurochemicals. However, Mehta also suggests that anyone can learn how to trigger the kinds of brain activity that front-load their projects to succeed.
By Monica Mehta. What we can learn from Susie Crippen, who used visualization to quit her waitressing job, get out of debt, and build JBrand in an $80MM jeans empire.
For the entrepreneurial underdog, day dreaming with your eyes open can hold the key to realizing the seemingly unacheiveable. Your mind actually has a hard time distinguishing things you are doing now from actions you anticipate and memories of the past. That’s why visualization is so powerful. As you visualize yourself accomplishing a goal, your brain can’t really tell if you’re remembering something you’ve already done or planning for something you will do.
Read more at Inc.com
Plenty of entrepreneurs skip the years of planning, business school and still find success. Is it a fluke or a different kind of formula? MSNBC Your Business host JJ Ramberg chats with Monica Mehta about her new book The Entrepreneurial Instinct and the role of instinct in entrepreneurial success.
By Dan Schwabel
Her new book is called The Entrepreneurial Instinct: How Everyone Has the Innate Ability to Start a Successful Small Business. In the below interview, she talks about how anyone can be an entrepreneur, lists the top traits of all great entrepreneurs, and more.
How do you define the entrepreneurial instinct? Can anyone be an entrepreneur?
The entrepreneurial instinct is the mental toughness that is required to make something from nothing. It is the mindset that allows you to take smart risks, thrive in ambiguity and bounce back from failure. It’s the reason why the team that looks good on paper doesn’t always win and why the drop out becomes a billionaire – we hear that story over and over again.
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Harvard Business School Vice Dean Rob Kaplan, Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson and Entrepreneurial Instinct author Monica Mehta discuss the inner working of the entrepreneurial mind and the role of behavior and brain chemistry in taking smart risks.
Deidre Bolton of BloombergTV Money Moves and author Monica Mehta discuss how entrepreneurs’ minds are wired to take risks.
“It’s not much good having a map if you can’t see the road and don’t even know where you want to go,” said Monica in a free teleclass for the Texas Conference for Women. “If evolution is the norm, then the way you prepare for the journey must accommodate the unexpected.” In this free 20 min podcast catch best practices from Monica on starting a business with instinct.