The Entrepreneurial Narrative is Changing
There’s a new narrative emerging in the world of entrepreneurialism and it’s called HUSTLE.
I've been directly involved in multiple startups and nonprofits, overseen new business development in both existing and new markets, architected multiple GTM strategies, and have been involved in more VC pitches than I can count. With that background, here's my quick take on the new entrepreneurial narrative:
Gone is the idealistic, jet-setting, higher-education backed notion that entrepreneurialism is for everyone who has the money to pay for an “Entrepreneurial Engineering” degree (yes, that’s a real degree offered by Stanford). The era and brainwashing of entrepreneurial entitlement are going the way the way of the Dodo, and honestly, for the sake of sustainable American capitalism, I thank God for it.
"The era and brainwashing of entrepreneurial entitlement are going the way the way of the DoDo."
Here’s the low down on HUSTLE: If you’re not working 50-70 hours a week, not working after the kids go to bed, still finding time to binge watch your favorite shows, and not capitalizing on every free hour you have - you probably don’t have what it takes.
It’s not four years in a classroom; it’s a mind shift and real sacrifice. You’ll hear that hard work is the key to success, and it is, but you need unquenchable ambition to fuel it.