CHAPTER 13

What It Takes (and Doesn't Take) to Be an Entrepreneur

Know yourself, keep learning, and hang on for the ride!

When you make a mistake in business, any successful entrepreneur will tell you to own it, learn from it, and move on. In other professions, mistakes can be a disaster; surgeons, lawyers, and accountants are paid a premium for perfection. But mistakes are a daily part of life for serial entrepreneurs. I constantly assess risk and minimize failure. I've won some, and I've lost some. I've made mistakes so huge they crippled my company. A start-up is like a house of cards: one blunder, and the entire operation can collapse. Here are some lessons you can learn from my mistakes.

Mixing Business and Revolution Is Dangerous

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