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New York Enterprise Report | 25Founders: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

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Dan Hoffman - ShoreTel (Formerly M5 Networks)

Not taught, but it must be learned. There are innate qualities that make successful entrepreneurs—misfits, iconoclasts, risk-takers, the unsatisfied—the list goes on. But even if you’re a person that is plagued by these qualities (Ernest Hemingway's famous advice applies: if you can possibly not be a writer, don't), you must harness your drive to grab knowledge. You'll lose otherwise. There are too many best practices out there already for your competitors to grab while you are busy inventing it your brilliant self.

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