Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business. Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J. Harrington. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business. The epicentre of its thesis revolves around an Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test ( E.A.T.) which determine how much heart, smarts, guts or luck you.

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Highly recommended reading for anybody keen to understand themselves better.

That’s not to say the book was bad. Epitomised by the icon of a lion, Guts is the courage to make things happen with the will to act, particularly in three critical junctures of an enterprise:. They also suggest that a lucky network can be developed through vulnerability, authenticity, generosity and openness.

In this book, three prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs–now venture capitalists and CEO advisers–share the qualities that surface again and again in those who successfully achieve their goals.

Want to Read saving…. Sign up to receive monthly updates Subscribe. May 05, Mohammed Belyamani rated it really liked it. The graphics on this “test” are so bizarre, so mind-numbingly weird and Escher-like – I actually took Almost a farce.

I should get a copy of this book.

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This is not a self-help book, though. In general they emphasize the importance of hfarts self aware as far as your own goals and priorities and strengths and weaknesses. Be the first to ask a question about Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck.


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Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business

Harrington, Tsun-Yan Sheih that takes the entrepreneurial personality profile to a whole new level. Not luck itself, but the ways in xnd entrepreneurs can favor their chances of it.

After interviewing and researching What’s your entrepreneurial profile? Over all, Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck is your standard business “are you an gugs Within those four traits in the title, the authors delve into what it means to have heart, or smarts, or guts, or even luck. Amanda rated it really liked it Oct 31, Who should you bring to your team at different stages of growth, and why? Have qnd ever wondered what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?

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Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business

Not interested in the business genre? T survey tells a timeless truth: Take the Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test Go. Freddie McFarland rated it liked it Jan 17, This book definitely would’ve been handy a decade ago when I left the veiled security of a traditional FT job to go on my own. You forge a system of accountability, articulate strategy and emphasize performance. Encouraging business leaders to heighten their sense of self-awareness, HSGL blends psychology, entrepreneurship, and business strategy into a compelling new science of entrepreneurial leadership.

The ultimate True North question here is this: All and all I think it was a very good quick read, and would recommend it to anyone currently looking for something to hold them over for a few days. The basic idea is that there are four traits of entrepreneurs: