Tag Archives: entrepreneurial risk-taking

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

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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.