Ideas to Action – Part 2

Last week we saw that entrepreneurs take a different approach to thinking and problem solving in that they often start with their means first, then build goals based on what they are prepared to lose (rather than what they expect to gain.)

This week, we look at the final three principles of Effectuation.  These steps bring the interaction with people into the process of getting a business idea off the ground.

Ready, Fire, Aim!

When I start to reflect on discussions, interactions and business dealings with entrepreneurs over the past years they all seem to have some things in common.  Typically, they have a good appetite for risk, but more importantly is that they are able to think quickly and make changes in their business that allow for adaptation as they realise what it is the market wants.

Fostering The Entrepreneurial Spirit

If we don’t actively encourage true problem solving and endless opportunities to try and fail until they succeed so they learn how each feels and to get up and try again our children will have a hard time as adults in the future job market.