There is a ton of advice out there on starting a company. Some of the advice is sage, but much of it is inappropriately projective, often capricious, and even wayward. Starting and growing a company demands diligence, patience and most of all productivity. The Unapologetic Capitalist has an earnest discussion with Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu, on following the optimal path for building a venture in the current business environment. Insights from Bill’s new book Disciplined Entrepreneurship (http://www.d-eship.com) are pondered as they relate to today’s entrepreneur.
- Introduction of Show Topic: Disciplined Entrepreneurship with Bill Aulet
- Brief Recap of Past Couple of Shows
- Optimal Time Management…Don’t strive to be ‘busy’ strive to be accessible
- Don’t place blame…take responsibility
- Blame or fault is backwards looking
- Responsibility is forward thinking
- ‘No one is coming’…acknowledgement and responsibility opens up innovation and opportunity
- Introduction of Bill Aulet
- Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
- Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Email: [email protected], Twitter: @billaulet
- Overview of MIT & Martin Trust Center Entrepreneurship @MIT: http://entrepreneurship.mit.edu
- What is Disciplined Entrepreneurship? Website: disciplinedentrepreneurship.com or www.d-eship.com
- How do you define Disciplined Entrepreneurship?
- Where do you see the new generation of entrepreneurs erring in their path towards building a venture? How will Disciplined Entrepreneurship get folks on the right path from the start and/or help them get back on the right path if they have already strayed?
- What are the 1 or 2 take aways you hope readers take from Disciplined Entrepreneurship?
- Total Addressable Market: Opportunity has to be big and growing, but the segment that you are initially tackling must be focused.
- New technologies must show that they are in a growing market place…the total Addressable market might be small today, but if the technology is cutting edge then it might be compelling.