As an entrepreneur, it's important to recognize and understand that failure is a part of business. Many successful business owners have failed in a business venture at some point in their entrepreneurial career.
Two months ago I was applying to medical schools, working at a great biotech company and had every intention to stay on that track. Fast forward two months; I've written off medical school, quit my job, and am a co-founder on an app called Supshot.
I always wanted to start my own business, but I kept postponing it because it was never good "timing." Now I realize that the "right time" never comes. This expression is more of a distraction to justify one's indecision and lack of courage.
I'm issuing an urgent challenge to the crazies, the rule breakers, the delusional optimists, the women and men with the ego and pride to persist until they make their dent in the universe. I'm calling on our entrepreneurs to reinvent this country.
Ever since I walked out of "The Social Network," I have been more inspired than ever to continue my entrepreneurial path in technology, media and textiles. Here are the lessons I see from watching the film.
Do you have the qualities necessary to be a successful entrepreneur? Take my survey of various psychological traits that could predict your ability to be the next Bill Gates, Meg Whitman or Larry Page.