Theres an old saying. If you want to be a millionaire then hang around with millionaires.Its the same for those wanting to be entrepreneurs. In my job I work with a lot of people I would describe as entrepreneurs., both highly successful ones and ones still finding their way. I seriously believe that I have become more entrepreneurial as a result of spending time with these people as well as developing my “busines nouse.” They ask questions that the non entrepreneurial don’t and they tend to get excited by ideas and possibilities and hhave high energy levels.
Its because of this observation that rather than run the usual workshops I have traditionally done this term I am running simple “Coffee With Entrepreneur” sessions. Basically you come along grab a coffee and talk to an entrepreneur. I really think this is a great way to make contacts and learn. For more information on these sesssions go here. On the 1st of November I also have Waqas Khan, a management School alumnus coming onto campus to guve a talk. A highly successful entrepreneur he is on the look out for students with good business ideas to invest it. For more information and to book a place for his talk go here.
If you really want to be more entrepreneurial then start hanging out with entrepreneurs!