Why Entrepreneurs Sometimes Struggle With Formal Education


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Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column.

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Q: I am an architect and a young entrepreneur. It’s fairly obvious that most of the world’s great entrepreneurs had issues with their early education. Why is this the case?

This is a very good question, and one that I am often asked by students around the world as they weigh continuing their studies against starting up their own ventures and diving into the world of business. In addition, many also want to know how I was able to start my own career while I was a young student struggling with my schoolwork, and how I eventually got people to take me seriously as an entrepreneur.

Looking back, I believe that the qualities that make for a great entrepreneur —…

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How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too


Some of the ways Entrepreneurs see the world differently from the average person:
1. They see money as a way to make more money.
2. They have an ability to become intensely focused.
3. They manage to be positive realists.
4. They see obstacles as opportunities.
5. They focus on opportunity cost.
6. They think of ideas beyond their capabilities.
7. They have vision.

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Have Entrepreneurs Lost The Will To Innovate?


There has never been more opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-ups to make positive changes to people’s lives, to disrupt the norm and to innovate.

However, there are a great many challenges facing those who attempt to shake up industries: government regulations, monopolised markets, red tape and dirty tricks from competitors can sometimes make it difficult.

So why is all this getting in the way?
Is innovative disruption as active today as it has ever been?
Is change and true innovation being prevented?
Have entrepreneurs lost the will to innovate?

Check the video with the highlights of Virgin Disruptors on Silicon Valley, gathering an incredible panel of experts debating the question: Have entrepreneurs lost the will to innovate?

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