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In this video I picked up from the site Missionary Confidential, John Doerr speaks students at Stanford University about how entrepreneurs are like missionaries.

He speaks of entrepreneurs being risk takers who are focused on getting rapid scalable change.

By definition he says that they do “more than anyone thinks possible, with less than anyone thinks possible.”  

He contrasts what entrepreneurs (and missionaries) could be like; mercenaries.

In this video he shows a comparison list that basically says that missionaries are known for

  • Passion
  • Strategy
  • The Big Idea
  • Partnership
  • Meaning

He says that they are strategic versus being opportunistic.

They live by their values versus living by their financial statements.

He says, “they know that this business of innovating takes a long time.  They look at it as more of a marathon than a sprint.”

I like his view of missionaries.

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