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Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business



By: Anthony K Tjan;Richard J Harrington;Tsun-yan Hsieh(Author)

Language: English

Genre: Business, Finance & Law

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (7 Aug. 2012)

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The original title of the book: Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business

What are the defining traits of great entrepreneurs? Do "you" have what it takes to build a great business?
In "Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck," three entrepreneurs and advisors-turned-venture capitalists delineate the traits in the title ("HSGL") as absolutely critical. From their work with hundreds of executives and business builders across the globe, the authors found that every one of their subjects--from young founder to seasoned CEO--possesses these attributes in some combination. For you, figuring out which trait drives you can lead to a greater awareness in your entrepreneurial profile and help you, and your organization, achieve the success you want.
In the book, the authors uncover the fact that no single archetype for entrepreneurial success exists. But by figuring out your HSGL profile, you can develop an awareness of which traits you should "dial up" or "dial down." For those in organizations, to realize the full potential of your group, knowing your HSGL profile can improve your natural leadership style and improve your interactions with others.
So are you heart-dominant, like chef Alice Waters or Starbucks' Howard Schultz? Smarts-dominant, like Jeff Bezos of Amazon? Guts-dominant, like Virgin's Richard Branson or Nelson Mandela? Or do you carry the luck trait, like Tony Hsieh of Zappos admits to leveraging to reach his success? In "Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck," the Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test (EAT) will help determine your profile. Also, the book provides additional tools and inspiration to offer a digestible, practical, useful, and engaging read.
Readers will gain a greater understanding of what entrepreneurs are made of, and will walk away with a series of business-building lessons they can apply in their situations.

"Reminds us all of the power of self-awareness for success in business and life." -- Deepak Chopra, author, "Spiritual Solutions"; Cofounder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing"Heart, smarts, guts, and luck are crucial not just for those who start a business; they must also be in the DNA of everyone who wants to succeed in a transnational, high-growth company." -- Sunil Mittal, Founder, Chairman, and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises"A practical and fun read for entrepreneurs." -- Tony Hsieh, "New York Times" bestselling author, "Delivering Happiness"; CEO, Zappos.com"Great, really great . . . not just for businesspeople, but for anyone trying to make better decisions and to better manage relationships." -- Keith Ferrazzi, "New York Times" bestselling author, "Never Eat Alone"; Founder and Chairman, Ferrazzi Greenlight"Refreshingly human. Gets at the core of what it takes to build a successful entrepreneurial venture." -- David Lawee, Vice President of Corporate Development, Google"The authors have a rare combination of entrepreneurial and operating backgrounds, together with the experience of partnering with founders in a venture capital context. They have collected a perspective on what makes a successful entrepreneur--which everyone should enjoy and benefit from." -- Henry McCance, Chairman Emeritus, Greylock Partners"This book redefines the business book genre. It gets to the heart of the entrepreneur with clarity and common sense, which makes it both inspirational and a cracking good read." -- Lord Rothermere, Chairman, DMGTA "New York Times," "Wall Street Journal," "USA Today," "Publisher's Weekly" Bestseller Named a "Best Business Book of 2012" by Fast Company "this book contains some valuable self-help advice..." -- "The Economist" "In examining what they regard as the four key aspects most often associated with successful entrepreneurs, they have understood the importance of clear messages to help people apply their findings." -- "Management Today" (Australia) '""Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck," ' by Anthony Tjan, Richard Harrington, and Tsun-Yan Hsieh, gives you what you really need to succeed in business: Entrepreneurship tests, real world stories, workable strategies, and lots more. Maybe the subtitle of this excellent book says it best: 'What it takes to be an entrepreneur and build a great business.' Check it out." -- "USA Today" ""Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck" will identify the right path for any entrepreneur--from those in the early stages of a startup, to veterans scaling an established business." -- Open Forum from American Express ""Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck" is a book that you can read from start to finish. In fact, that's exactly what I'd recommend." "You'll have fun as the authors take you on a journey of self-discovery that includes examples of successful entrepreneurs in each entrepreneurial profile." -- Small Business Trends (smallbiztrends.com) "Take the test and pick up the book for your team. They'll both help you further hone your skills, and understand the skills of others in order to create a better team." -- 800 CEO READ ADVANCE PRAISE: Deepak Chopra, author, "Spiritual Solutions"; Cofounder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing --"Reminds us all of the power of self-awareness for success in business and life." Sunil Mittal, Founder, Chairman, and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises --"Heart, smarts, guts, and luck are crucial not just for those who start a business; they must also be ineA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly Bestseller

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  • By Zipster Zeus on 8 March 2013

    This is an okay book if you are looking for some 'motivational' reading and is as good if not a little better than the library of similar books that have being doing the rounds for the past couple of decades.It's well presented with a lively 'can do' vibe but once again it's difficult to get away from the feeling that this is just another book bound version of an extended weekend retreat PowerPoint presentation.The simple- unfortunate- fact though, is that you cannot become a successful entrepreneur by merely putting together the right tool box. In fact a very big part of the HSGL set is LUCK, whether it be social, positional or genetic. In that way this book trundles too many times- as the vast majority of 'You Can Do It' business inspiration books do these days- into the territory of positive thinking alone being enough to make you a success. This is of course a very American attitude to life as a whole that has invaded the British psyche as well the past couple of decades, and to my mind, can actually in the long run do more harm than good, because the economic actor who believes in the maxim that relentlessly being positive always leads to success, will in the end be stricken more by failure [which in some form is inevitable because that is Life] than if they had a more holistic approach to what the world throws at you. Now to be fair the authors of this book do address the concept of failure and point to it being a possible generator of new opportunity [which it is], but it seemed to be overwhelmed by the idea that being 'positive' and engaging HSGL will put you at the top table. Perhaps I'm just old fashioned, but I think a bit of stoicism is needed to, which seems these days to be a dirty word, which is a shame.Nonetheless this is a neat, accessible and well written, lively book that does no harm at all to read. As a couple of hundred or so pages of inspiration and idea generation [love the ability to be able to make notes at the back for example] it is great... as a cast-iron template for lasting business success, perhaps less so.

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