Tagged: startup mindset

The “3 Sets” of Successful Entrepreneurs

Every year I meet with dozens of groups who seek to better understand why so much innovation, company formation and value creation takes place in Silicon Valley. Part of the answer is found in the highly evolved entrepreneurial ecosystem that exists in Silicon Valley, and part of the answer is found with the talented entrepreneurs...

Mark Coopersmith Executive Education

Top 10 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

For more than a decade, I have maintained a list of the top 10 traits that define the mindset of successful entrepreneurs: How they think, how they are wired, where they set priorities.  Here it is: Bias to action: Every strategy and plan is merely a set of hypotheses until put into action, and that’s what...

Mark Coopersmith Strive Magazine Cover Story The Entrepreneurial Mindset

“The Entrepreneurial Mindset” (cover article for Strive Magazine)

How do entrepreneurs think? What distinguishes the best entrepreneurs and innovators from the rest? Originally published as the cover article for Strive Magazine, January 2019 For the past 30 years, I’ve pursued the answer to this question: “What distinguishes the best entrepreneurs and innovators from the rest of us?” I’ve done this as a startup...

Scalable Founders Event

Personal growth may be one of the toughest challenges an entrepreneur may face. Only those who learn how to grow personally will survive and thrive — scaling the company, scaling the team, and “scaling” themselves.

Two ways Europe can accelerate the creation & growth of startups

I recently had a fascinating dinner with a delegation of members of the EU Parliament who were visiting San Francisco and Silicon Valley to address global cyber security and privacy issues, and also investigate how best to drive more entrepreneurial activity and innovation across Europe. During dinner I was asked to offer some comments and insights on...

Mark Coopersmith Interview at Haas 2016

How Innovative Leaders Operate With a Startup Mindset (video)

I recently sat down with our Thought Leadership team at Haas and discussed the concept – and state of being – of having an entrepreneurial mindset.  What does that mean for entrepreneurs, as well as leaders inside large enterprises who are seeking to drive innovation, growth and change?  How do these types of leaders think...

“This Product Really Sucks” – How my student’s breast pump startup made the NY Times

“I want to rethink and reimagine the breast pump.”  That’s what my UC Berkeley Haas MBA student Jeff Alvarez told me on the first day of our “Workshop for Startups” class. That was several years ago, and Jeff has stayed in touch with me and my co-instructor John Danner ever since, as he has pursued...

Great evening with Guy Kawasaki discussing how to launch startups

I had a great time discussing startups – and how to launch them – with longtime friend, colleague and startup guru Guy Kawasaki at NASDAQ’s Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco.  Great hospitality from the center’s exec director Nicola Corzine (seen with Guy and me below). Guy shared highlights from his recent updated version of the...

A few personal musings on living, launching, failing & succeeding

Here’s an excerpt from my recent post for the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center.  They posed some broad questions about launching new ventures – and life in general.  Here are my replies. “When it comes to business, Mark Coopersmith has seen everything from flashes in the pan to flashes of greatness. Over the years, he has launched,...