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The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs

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A lighthearted look at the commonest mistakes of entrepreneurs, based on the seven deadly sins.
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  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurs Clive Wright Carbon Offset Global
    • Pride
    • Avarice
    • Envy
    • Wrath
    • Lust
    • Gluttony
    • Sloth
  • Pride Defined
    • Commonest sin of entrepreneurs
    • A sense of superiority
    • A belief that only you are right
    • Treating others as inferior
    • Expecting “hero-worship”
    • The belief that “no one gets it”
  • Consequences of Pride
    • Blocks help
      • Because you cannot see
    • Destroys relationships
      • Because you cannot listen
    • Hinders progress
      • Because you cannot delegate
    • Repels true partners/advisors
      • Because you cannot trust
  • Avarice Defined
    • Excessive desire for money
    • To desire money for its own sake
    • To keep reward for oneself
  • Consequences of Avarice
    • Blocks thought
      • Because you see only money
    • Destroys relationships
      • Because you cannot share
    • Hinders business development
      • Because the business comes last
    • Repels employees
      • Because you will not reward fully
  • Envy Defined
    • “ Comparisons are odious”
    • The green-eyed monster
    • Desire for what others have
    • Discontent due to others’ success
    • Focus on other businesses
  • Consequences of Envy
    • Blocks focus
      • Because you see only others’ gain
    • Destroys peace of mind
      • Because you are obsessively bitter
    • Hinders business creativity
      • Because you are chasing shadows
    • Repels people
      • Because you are unpleasant to be with
  • Wrath Defined
    • Resentful anger
    • Desire for revenge
    • Nursing hurts
  • Consequences of Wrath
    • Blocks clear thinking
      • Because you see only your loss
    • Distorts your world-view
      • Because you are focused on yourself
    • Hinders progress
      • Because you are always looking back
    • Corrodes relationships
      • Because you always looking for slights
  • Lust
    • An overwhelming desire for gain
    • Uncontrollable drive to win
    • Burning desire to acquire
  • Consequences of Lust
    • Sidelines ethics
      • Because you can only see the goal
    • Destroys balance
      • Because you are obsessively focused
    • Hinders objectivity
      • Because you are chasing gratification
    • Isolates
      • Because you are totally selfish
  • Gluttony Defined
    • Excessive consumption
    • Destructive resource usage
    • Grasping acquisition
    • Selfishness
  • Consequences of Gluttony
    • Wastefulness
      • Because you cannot defer reward
    • Chaos
      • Because you cannot plan
    • Lack of Focus
      • Because you are self-gratifying
    • Loneliness
      • Because you are unable to share
  • Sloth
    • Laziness
    • Procrastination
    • Inability to act
    • Slowness to respond
  • Consequences of Sloth
    • Missed Opportunities
      • Because you cannot respond in time
    • Frustrated partners / employees
      • Because you do not make decisions
    • Poor planning
      • Because you will not commit
    • Inconsistent execution
      • Because you do not follow through
  • Which are your Sins?
    • No one is perfect
    • We all have faults
    • With self-knowledge comes change
  • What can I do?
    • Find people to complement you
      • Look for real diversity
    • Encourage differences
      • Don’t just tolerate!
    • Be aware of the dangers
      • But do not swing to the opposite
    • Look for sustainable performance
      • Be dynamic but not frenetic…
  • Thought then deed
    • Target
    • Aim
    • Fire
  • Thank You
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