By Becky Bocklage

*Editor’s Note: CC Biz Buzz is a new monthly column series that will feature insightful commentary from a member of the Columbia College Robert W. Plaster School of Business faculty.

July 22, 2019 – Columbia Daily Tribune

“Entrepreneurs are well-known for developing creative solutions to problems. They also are known for prioritizing execution over planning, because they learn from executing and can adapt and fix as they proceed. They are routinely trying and learning, which is something established organizations could use more of. It is important for entrepreneurs to realize they are “wired differently,” and it can wear solution-seekers down. Many times they will be surrounded by people who I call the “Why Nots.” Those are the people who have a reason every solution offered won’t work. Let’s face it, saying ‘no’ is an easier answer and they embrace it whole-heartedly. They hang onto their “we’ve always done it this way” or “we tried that once and it didn’t work” mindset. Such people are like water in cracks, just taking the easy path, but that’s really not a sustainable position.” 

READ MORE: “CC Biz Buzz: Don’t stop trying, and don’t stop learning” – Columbia Daily Tribune