October 16, 2016

Entrepreneur.com: Business Skills vs. Entrepreneurial Thinking

In a recent post about entrepreneurship education, Gary Schoeniger argued that entrepreneurship isn’t really about acquiring business skills such as spreadsheets and marketing plans. Instead, entrepreneurship is the way someone thinks.

Business skills, Schoeniger continued, somewhat controversially, may, in fact, get in the way of entrepreneurial thinking. Teaching business plans and financial projections may be doing more harm than good.

“While these skills may be important for managing an existing business with a proven product or service,” Schoeniger wrote, “they often inhibit the entrepreneurial process — the process of searching for a problem-solution fit.”

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