Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business. Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J. Harrington. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business. The epicentre of its thesis revolves around an Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test ( E.A.T.) which determine how much heart, smarts, guts or luck you.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Oct 05, Georgia rated it liked it. Hungry for more business insights? Feb 17, Pranav Saxena rated it really liked it. Delving deeply into the heart and soul of what true entrepreneurship is about, it questions fundamental tenets of our beliefs as business builders, leaders and managers.

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This is one of them. Though no single archetype for entrepreneurial success exists, this book will help you understand which traits to “dial up” or “dial down” to realize your full potential, and when these traits are most and least helpful or even detrimental during critical points of a company lifecycle.

Aug 23, Ryan Manganiello rated it really liked it. If you are a leader in any part of your life, this book is luci must read. It is a straightforward, enjoyable read, as well as an inspirational tool for anyone who wants to take their passion and ideas to the next level. What are entrepreneurs and business builders made of?

Mike June 17, at 6: Basically, it pays off to be self-aware. Within those four traits in the title, the authors delve into what it means to have heart, or smarts, or guts, or even luck.


You can call this hearys interactive book. I also liked “Founder’s Dilemma” by Noam Wasserman, which goes into great detail on common pitfalls within tech startups. Gets at the core of what it takes to build a successful entrepreneurial venture. They have collected a perspective on what makes a successful entrepreneur that everyone should enjoy and benefit from.

Take the Entrepreneurial Aptitude Test Go. Ta simple tool to help determine your specific profile.

They also suggest that a lucky network can be developed through vulnerability, authenticity, generosity and openness. Again, great concepts to digest, however I do believe these are more naturalistic attributes that play themselves out better, than manual interventions made on the basis of these theories. Sep 09, Michael Conness rated it it was ok.

The authors all have very relevant experience and are able to translate that well into clear, concise advice in print. Harrington, Tsun-Yan Sheih that takes the entrepreneurial personality profile to a whole new level.

Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck

To view it, click here. Alicia rated it liked it Jan 28, Your biggest strength is pattern recognition. Jun 17, Ted Lee rated it liked it. Unlike the Strengths Finder books where you first need to take the assessment and then read the book based on your results, Heart, Smarts, Guts and Luck is a book that you can read from start to smxrts.

Tackling the human aspect of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the book surmised that each of us are biased towards one of four traits — namely heart, smarts, guts, or luck — in our decision-making processes. Motivational and has a fun quiz to take online of whether you are more: Ricardo Coghlan rated it liked it Mar 30, Understanding which of these traits dominates your personality and decision-making is critical for long-term success.

Donna Martemucci rated it it was ajd Dec 16, Tjan AnthonyTjanRichard J. Sep 12, Chris Turnley rated it it was amazing. The books offers a simplistic read, and none of it will come as a surprise to a reader.


Aug 06, Pedro Cobos rated it really liked it. Fascinatingly, recent neuroscience evidence shows we have a complex and functional neural network with over Million neurons in our gut. The basic idea is that It was just OK, mostly the usual stuff. To supplement the E.

Return to Book Page. Among the products at Thomson was one that provided investment analysts with financial earnings data. The graphics on this “test” are so bizarre, so mind-numbingly weird and Escher-like – I actually took Almost a farce. Freddie McFarland rated it liked it Jan 17, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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

Have you ever wondered what it anv to be a successful entrepreneur? A worthwhile read for the authors’ track record and their reflections. It contains a lot of old classic quotes and newer ones pertaining to business and entrepreneurship. Apr 21, Audrey rated it really liked it.

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Have What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur? Interesting take on Meyer’s Briggs for entrepreneurs. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck try to empirically break down what exactly it is that one must take to become an entrepreneur. I didn’t learn all that much from this book, but I did still enjoy it very much. Like Us on Facebook.