Assessing Your Agility

Most entrepreneurs I know consider themselves to be flexible in their business dealings. Though they might admit to be unyielding in their pursuit of a goal and stubborn in their sticking with a strategy, they’ll say things like, “I’m able to drop whatever I’m doing and move quickly if the right deal presents itself” or “I may be obstinate, but if someone convinces me I need to go in a new direction to capitalize on an investment, I’ll do it in a heartbeat.”

Entrepreneurs like to think of themselves as agile, but they often mistake being agile for being opportunistic. Given a compelling set of circumstances, like the opportunity to make a lot of money, they possess sufficient motivation to try something new or ...

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