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B-Students and the Entrepreneurial Attitude

Posted on January 22nd, 2005, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

A recent USA Today article profiling former dot-com superstar Bo Peabody connects entrepreneurial attitude with the generalist mindset.

Managers are A-students; entrepreneurs are B-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,” he writes.

“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.”

(tip of the hat to fullabeans)

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