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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In general they emphasize the importance of being self aware as far as your own goals and priorities and strengths and weaknesses. Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck is a fantastic book that will help both entrepreneurs and managers take advantage of their strengths and take their organizations to the next level.

Return to Book Page. There is an Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test that you can take in the back of the book, or you can visit www.

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The graphics on this “test” are so bizarre, so mind-numbingly weird and Escher-like – I actually took out a ruler to try to make sense of it. They dissect smarts, for example, beyond just knowing lots of things to different kinds of smarts — the “street” smarts of people who can read others instantly to the “analytical” smarts of those who can take apart entire systems conceptually and see how they run.

The secret is to play to strengths, but without neglecting the weaker aspects or being unconscious about the negative aspects of the strong ones. This is not necessarily a bad book. After interviewing and researching What’s your entrepreneurial profile? It took me awhile to finish this one, mostly because I didn’t learn a whole lot from yuts so I drudged my way through just to finish.


Just for fun, find this book in the library and skip to the back pages so you can see what I’m talking xnd. Books by Anthony K. To smarhs what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. ane

Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck

The authors have struck gold with their insight of the four ingredients that makes a great entrepreneur: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: As the founder, iconoclast or visionary, you are consumed by a deep passion and driving hunger that you use to translate your purpose into reality. You forge a system of accountability, articulate strategy and emphasize performance.

It presents an orderly way to develop a self-awareness of heart, smarts, guts and luck so that the entrepreneur can better take advantage of each without the downsides of say being over-confident, only using book smarts, being foolhardy or overplaying the odds.

It is a straightforward, enjoyable read, as well as an inspirational tool for anyone who wants to take their passion and ideas to the next level.

Commonly found in most business founders who take the greatest risks and reap the greatest rewards, Heart-driven individuals are more emotional than logical. Three distinguishing traits are found in Heart-driven individuals: Freddie McFarland rated it liked it Jan 17, The graphics on this “test” are so bizarre, so mind-numbingly weird and Escher-like – I actually took Almost a farce.

luc, 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.

Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck and as an entrepreneur you have to know which traits you are stronger in and maybe get business partners who are stronger on the traits that you don’t have a lot of. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck try to empirically break down what exactly it is that one must smarte to become an entrepreneur.


Notify me of new posts by email. Ana rated it liked it Oct 06, They are occasionally blindsided by their obsession for their ideas and need to complement their passion with the right capabilities and market acceptance gust succeed.

Good reminder of what it takes smadts be an entrepreneur! She also spearheads the annual Small Business Book Awards. The answers, according to venture capitalists and business leaders Anthony K.

Mar 29, Lori Grant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apparently, it took smatts bigwigs to write this. What’s your entrepreneurial profile? Alicia rated it liked it Jan 28, Tony Hseih, the founder of Zappos, is a good example of that profile in action.

As in any profile, no one is all one style or another.

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

Mike June 17, at 6: Harrington, Tsun-Yan Sheih that takes the entrepreneurial personality profile to a luuck new level. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. In the end, it’s not a book that will give you step by heartss instructions to get rich, and unlike other more general pop business psychology books like The Color CodeHeart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck is specific to entrepreneurship.

Apr 21, Audrey rated it really liked it. A worthwhile read for the authors’ track record and their reflections. Solid, Smart, Simple and full of wisdom.

The next four chapters delve into each entrepreneurial personality style; their strengths, weaknesses and strategies for success. Just a moment while we sign you in to luk Goodreads account.

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