How the Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Stereotype Is Killing Entrepreneurship

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It wasn’t until my company had more than $1 million in revenue that I had the critical moment of clarity: I wasn’t pretending to be an entrepreneur. I actually was one.

Until then, I’d considered myself an imposter. So much of the entrepreneur stereotype was different from my skills set, goals and personality. I don’t have a million ideas. I’m not a natural salesperson. I don’t have aspirations to build a billion-dollar business. I’m more introverted than extroverted. I’m analytical and organized.

Entrepreneurial stereotypes missed the mark on me, yet I built a successful business.

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