The Entrepreneurial Self Powerpoint

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1/10/2008 1 THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SELF DO WE ALL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE BUSINESSES, By Diane Cole, Psychology Today, June 1989 Article Available on Blackboard OR ARE ENTREPRENEURS A BREED APART? Debate: ARE ENTREPRENEURS BORN OR MADE? Does it take some special combination of traits to be an entrepreneur? “Entrepreneurs work with such single-minded intensity because they are psychologically compelled to! Harry Levinson Where does this intensity come from? The Entrepreneur as Oedipus? Levinson • Freud: The male is driven by unresolved rivalry with his father. • He unconsciously strives to defeat him, escape his control and claim his mother’s praise! • Do all entrepreneurs want to kill their fathers to make mommy happy? Not really but …. Entrepreneurs cannot tolerate authority i.e. father figures! THE STRIVING FOR AUTONOMY, INDEPENDENCE AND SELF-RELIANCE!! Conclusion: The primary indicator of entrepreneurial drive is …. . The Entrepreneur as Oedipus? Levinson AND SELF RELIANCE!!! What psychologists call … INTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL What about women? • Not driven by the same level of intensity as men; women don’t need a business to have a baby!? Levinson again! • Better reasons: Diane Cole, wrote the article – Lack of role models; new to entrepreneurship (1989) – Lack of capital – Face discrimination (bankers)
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