Motivation for Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs choose an entrepreneurial path in order to achieve certain goals, all of which are compelling reasons to keep “bicycling in to the headwind”, solving important problems in innovative ways.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Leadership and Motivation || Motivation for Entrepreneurs || Impact Guide (PDF).

Wasserman, Noam. 2011. The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls that Can Sink a Startup. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Chapter 2 "Career Dilemmas".

Buchanen, Leigh. “What Drives Entrepreneurs?” February 28, 2012.

Why You’re on a Startup Roller Coaster by Dan Shipper. PandoDaily, June 19, 2013.

Questions for You

What motivated me to be an entrepreneur?

What are the biggest challenges for me?

How can I maintain my motivation?

Questions for Your Team

What is exciting about being a part of an entrepreneurial venture?

Tools and Exercises

Are you ready to found? What is motivating you? What do you hope to achieve?

Identify resources that can help you overcome some of the challenges you face. For example: can you connect with other entrepreneurs?

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