Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Blog Topic IV

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 630: Entrepreneurial Growth   Blog Topic IV Self Examination Questions: How situational, environmentally, and self-aware are you and your business?   Steven Schussler’s childhood story of working at the Silver Gull Beach Club was very enjoyable.  I like how Schussler takes opportunities to reflect on past experiences in order to better…
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Oct
29

Entrepreneurial Growth Blog Topic III

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing great.” Hunter S. Thompson   Self Examination Questions: Are you or your business replaceable?   In chapter seven of Steven Schussler’s book, It’s A Jungle In There, readers are encouraged to ask themselves if they are willing to take the extra time and effort necessary to create a product…
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Oct
25

Entrepreneurial Growth Blog Topic II

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 630: Entrepreneurial Growth Blog Topic II   The Role of Risk-taking in Entrepreneurial Success   “Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt   Self-examination Question: Many people prefer to stay within their personal comfort zone and often do not explore or push those boundaries.  Are you willing…
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Oct
25

Entreprenurial Growth Blog Topic I

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 630: Entrepreneurial Growth   Blog Topic I   Title: It’s A Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Actors of Entrepreneurial Daring Author: Steven Schussler with Marvin Karlins Length: 245 pages Publisher: Union Square Press Price: $9.99 (Amazon Hardcover) Reading Time: 8.5 Hours Reading Rate: 3 (1 = Beginner,…
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Oct
06

Entrepreneurial Planning Blog Topic 8

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT – 600: Entrepreneurial Planning   Blog Topic Eight     Discuss scaling issues as a startup evolves through various stages to maturity (Chapter 10, The Founder’s Dilemmas; “Transitioning from a Startup to Growth-Stage Company”).     Failure, Success, and Founder – CEO succession are examined in this chapter of the Founder’s…
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Oct
04

Entrepreneurial Planning Blog Topic Seven

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT – 600: Entrepreneurial Planning   Blog Topic Seven     Discuss investor dilemmas (Chapter 9, The Founder’s Dilemmas).   To survive and grow, startups need human capital, social capital and financial capital.  This how Chapter nine of the Founder’s Dilemmas begins.  Enter the Investor and enjoy the rewards and added risks. …
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Oct
03

Entrepreneurial Planning Blog Topic 6

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT – 600: Entrepreneurial Planning   Blog Topic Six   Discuss hiring dilemmas (Chapter 8, The Founder’s Dilemmas).   Chapter 5 of The Founder’s Dilemmas discusses Role Dilemmas.  One role dilemma aspect examined in chapter 5 is the importance of titles and how to structure them.  With these title structures one has…
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Sep
30

Entrepreneurial Planning Blog Topic 5

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT- 600: Entrepreneurial Planning   Topic Five   Discuss role dilemmas (Chapter 5, The Founder’s Dilemmas).   Chapter five of The Founder’s Dilemmas discusses role dilemmas.   Wasserman guides us through dilemmas faced by founders when structuring roles.  Chapter six of How to Hire A-Player compliments chapter five of the Founder’s Dilemmas.  The…
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Sep
16

Entrepreneurial Planning Blog Topic IV

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 600: Entrepreneurial Planning Topic Four Discuss the benefits and risks of homogenous teams (Chapter 4, The Founder’s Dilemmas). Topic Four explores the pros and cons of various team relationships. In this chapter the Founder’s Dilemmas covers relationship dilemmas and provides examples of founders choosing close family and friends to work with…
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Sep
10

Entrepreneurial Planning Blog Topic 3

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 600: Entrepreneurial Planning Topic Three   Building Social and Financial Capital (p. 47, The Founder’s Dilemmas)   The Founder’s Dilemmas begins by introducing readers to ideas about core concepts, control, wealth, and philosophies on being a “Founder.”  The book also provides a wide variety of case studies and examples of entrepreneurial…
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