Amid uncertainty, leave decision-making to individuals, not government Follow the link below to read this article at the Oklahoman: Amid uncertainty, leave decision-making to individuals, not government Steve Trost is Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from MIT, a master’s degree and PhD in engineering from Oklahoma State University and a PhD in entrepreneurship (also from OSU). Follow Dr. Trost on twitter: @TrostParadox Disclaimer: All comments, observations, and statements presented herein represent the opinions of the author and in no way reflect the views of Oklahoma State University or the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.
Dilbert Creator Teaches Spot-On Lesson on Entrepreneurship without Mentioning the “E” Word I have a PhD in entrepreneurship and I teach entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. A couple days ago, I heard a podcast by Scott Adams , the creator of Dilbert. The podcast (which is also available on YouTube ) included a 10-minute mini-lesson on how to increase your likelihood of benefitting from ‘luck’. Although Adams’ lesson never mentioned the words ‘entrepreneur’ or ‘entrepreneurship’, it represents one of the best succinct how-to lessons on the topic of entrepreneurship I’ve ever heard. Here’s a quick summary of the lesson. You can increase your ‘luck’ (which I translate to “increase your chances of becoming a successful entrepreneur”) by Having a positive attitude, expecting luck to happen in your favor. Going wherever the energy level is the highest (both in terms of geography and industry). Networking – meeting as many people as you can and keeping