Too much was uncertain, and typically investors do not like to venture into a space where even market size is undefined. But many times that is the only way. We decided to build a database for all of India, with no investor money.
It can take many tries to get your product right. These tries will eat up time, money and energy from the you and the whole team. And the start-up is no place to indulge in expensive and time consuming asset building through learning by doing.
Entrepreneur-ism 6: The Maverick and his Need for Excitement Continuing the discussion on the key entrepreneurial archetypes… Mavericks are perpetually in search of excitement; achievement for them is a constant state of a high gotten from incessantly pushing themselves and those around them. Neither is success nor failure as important to them, as to do…
Achievement for the Hero is about the fulfillment of their responsibility to something larger than themselves. That is a huge driver because it provides the Hero with a motive far beyond himself, and that helps him become larger than life in his own mind. The Hero’s instinct goes something like this – ‘When the cause is bigger than me, should not the effort also be bigger than myself?’
What is the Sentinel protecting? It could be any or all – himself, the business, the team, the assets, the status quo etc. Like a mother hen, he watches over his domain and if he sees something not going right, he will intervene with great speed, intensity and force
The field of entrepreneurism is littered with business failures, destroyed families, suicide victims, broken relationships, bitter ex-friends, disgruntled employees, hated benefactors, and accusations of theft, court cases, and all in all massive amounts of negativity.
The entrepreneur’s decisions are determined by an internal switch, and this switch answers to a higher power deep within the unconscious, this higher power is what I call the ‘force within’.