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Your venture is your character

Your venture is your character

As an active Founder, the growth of your venture cannot outgrow your personal rate of growth (at least not in a sustainable way).

Shocking to say, but not surprising - as founder you are the core of your venture. Every decision, every responsibility, and every dilemma rests upon you.

No matter how skilled and brilliant you may be, you can be pulled down by flaky integrity, emotional immaturity, or by clouded perceptions blinding one to reality. Weakness in any of those areas is deadly; it only takes a single mistake there to kill a business.


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Founders, Entrepreneurs, and Businesspeople

Founders, Entrepreneurs, and Businesspeople

The terms Founder, Entrepreneur and Businessperson are often used interchangeably. However, there are genuine semantic differences between each.

I define each as the following:

  • Founder - one who creates and nurtures a venture that creates a new market, enables other ventures, or powerfully satisfies a previously unfulfilled need within society.
  • Entrepreneur - one who undertakes a venture that focuses a targeted solution on a previously unserved (or underserved) niche.
  • Businessperson - one who takes a well-established formula and seeks to optimise it's overall execution.


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