How to Not Fail as an Entrepreneur

Overview :
Learn how to not fail as an entrepreneur by understanding the causes of failure.

Description :

No entrepreneur expects to fail, yet most entrepreneurs fail. With all the advice and experience out there, how can that happen?

We don’t fail on purpose, but we also don’t fail by accident.

Entrepreneurs don’t fail because their business-plan arithmetic is wrong. They don’t fail because they try to sell a product that no one wants to buy. They fail for the same reason I failed in one of the businesses I launched: Because it takes sober effort to think strategically, and entrepreneurs are not sober. They are giddy with the capitalist dream; they believe they can make it happen.

That sounds like garden-variety overconfidence. The bad news: it’s worse than that. The good news: you can do better. The great news: it’s free, and it doesn’t hurt.

Key Takeaways :

— How due diligence, great expectations, and “just do it” enthusiasm can lead you astray.

— How anticipating failure helps you avoid failure.

— What research tells us about the wisdom of crowds (popular strategies) versus the genius of loners (disruption).

— How professional managers (MBAs like me) can ruin a good thing.

Note :

The program will be led by Mark Chussil, Founder of Advanced Competitive Strategies, Inc., an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Portland, and a 40-year veteran of business war games and strategy simulations for companies around the world.

(For an extra twist, enter the Top Pricer Tournament™ before the webinar. It’s free and confidential. If you win, you will be hailed as Entrepreneur’s Network Top Pricer, and you’ll compete for the 2020 title.)



12 Aug 2020


( EDT )
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 12 Aug 2020
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mark Chussil


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