Scott Shane shows bloggers the truth about entrepreneurship
“Do you understand the reality of entrepreneurship or do you believe the myths?”
That question has piqued the interest of many news aggregates and bloggers, who took this quiz to find out where they stand. The quiz was designed by author Scott A. Shane, whose new book, The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By, answers many of those questions in the quiz.
All over the web, bloggers who took the quiz are posting their thoughts–and their scores. Among those bloggers is Guy Kawasaki, a “managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, … a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine,” and a former “Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc.” Kawasaki scored “a whopping 40%” on Shane’s quiz, and a few days later Shane wrote a guest post for his blog, How to Change the World.
Jeremy Hanks of Adventures in Entrepreneurship bought the book after getting only a 45%. Small Business Trends took the quiz, and then posted that they want to get Shane for an interview. Startup Addict Musings also took the quiz and posted about it. The quiz has also been seeded on Newsvine, and picked up by web aggregates like Small Business Brief, Small Business Radar, MyBlogLog, and Blog Catalog. Buzzoodle listed four reasons why it’s generating so much buzz, including the fact that “Guy Kawasaki was impressed.” See below for a list of more blogs that picked up on the buzz around Scott Shane.
The Illusions of Entrepreneurship shows that the reality of entrepreneurship is decidedly different from the myths that have come to surround it. Scott Shane, a leading expert in entrepreneurial activity in the United States and other countries, draws on the data from extensive research to provide accurate, useful information about who becomes an entrepreneur and why, how businesses are started, which factors lead to success, and which predict a likely failure.
Scott A. Shane is A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He is the author or editor of eleven books and more than sixty scholarly articles on entrepreneurship and innovation management. He lives in Shaker Heights, OH.
If you want to read more from Shane before you buy your copy of The Illusions of Entrepreneurship, here are some places to start: