Do you think entrepreneurship can be taught?

Very interesting question and I know lot of people aspiring to be entrepreneur have this question. I found an interesting answer from the book. “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”

In the introductory chapter the author begins with the above question and according to him the answer is affirmative. To this he places an interesting point which I never thought about and as I always thought that it is something within you. I would quote him below

When we look at Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, and all the other highly visible entrepreneurs, they seem to be different from us. They seem extraordinary. But each of their successes is a result of great products that made them successful, not some special gene. To be a successful entrepreneur, you must have great and innovative products. Products can be physical goods, but also services or the delivery of information. All the other factors that influence success are nothing without a product. And the process of making a great product can be taught. This book will teach you how to systematically improve your odds of making a great product.


Aulet, Bill (2013-07-31). Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup (Kindle Locations 454-459). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

After reading this I have got a different view point about entrepreneurship and I am looking forward to read this book about how to build great product and eventually become a great entrepreneur 🙂