This page is dedicated to Entrepreneurship posts, book reviews, assessments and other tools that I’ve personally used during my (professional) life.
It is a steadily growing overview, since I like to put more emphasis on this topic.
What is entrepreneurship ?
A definition formulated by Professor Howard Stevenson, the godfather of entrepreneurship studies at Harvard Business School is:
“Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity beyond resources controlled”
In the Harvard Business review publication of Thomas Eisenmann you can read more details about: “Entrepreneurship: A Working Definition”. The different components of the definition is more carefully looked at. With a lot of social entrepreneurship happening (together with the circular movement) it is cool to read other publications and background on the definition of entrepreneurship.
Articles and blogposts
This section provides an overview of articles published in this blog that are highly interesting when it comes to entrepreneurship. Some items go back to the Venturelab Twente program for high ambition techno starters:
- Michael Hitt @ VentureLab Twente – Entrepreneurial Strategies, Building and Maintaining a Competitive Advantage
- Supply Chain design – An underrated activity in Business Development ! (Professor Staffan Gullander)
- Workshop Effectuation by Professor Saras Sarasvathy @ VentureLab Twente
- European Masterclass on Corporate Entrepeneurship & Open Innovation with Henry Chesbrough & Kenneth Morse
Book Reviews on Entrepreneurship
My book shelf has way to many books on it. I still own the books from university, but purchased a lot of books when I started to work at Microsoft Netherlands and put more focus on professional development. One of my personal goals is to expand this section over time.
- Corporate Effectuation – What managers should learn from entrepreneurs! ~ (Blekman, 2011)
- Sebastiaan Hooft – APK voor ondernemers
Assessments, Tools and more
I have no specific entrepreneurship assessments listed here. However when it comes to personal development of the entrepreneur, a bunch of interesting tools and assessments are at the personal development page.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
Simply never stop the pursuit of opportunity. 🙂
Hopefully my own experience and knowledge covered on this blog can help you speed-up your own process of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Have fun and let me know what entrepreneurship books you are reading and what assessments you’ve conducted that are missing here !