18.4.11

LUCKY OR SMART? Successful Entrepreneurs Are "B" Students, Not "A" Students

B-students don't know everything about anything and are excellent at nothing. B-students do, however, know something about a lot of things, and they can complete almost any task with some modicum of competence. People often ask me: "As an entrepreneur, what exactly do you do?" My answer: "I do nothing. But I do it very well." Entrepreneurs are B-students. There is no one thing they do well. But there are many things they do well enough.


A-students, on the other hand, know a lot about one thing, whether it is technology or marketing or sales or finance. And they do this one thing extremely well. If they don't do it well, it bothers them. A-students want to do things perfectly all the time. This is a very bad trait for an entrepreneur, but a very good trait for a manager....

Interesting article as many of my classmates decide what to do upon graduation!
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/lucky-or-smart-bo-peabody-2011-4#ixzz1JtSkI1TV