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5 Entrepreneurial Myths

Cass Phillipps
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Bruno Vanryb of Avantquest shares five myths he sees continually promoting to startup founders and just why they are wrong.

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Five Entrepreneurial Myths ,[object Object],Paris FailCon,[object Object],September 22, 2011,[object Object]
Bruno Vanryb: an entrepreneur ,[object Object],Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Avanquest Software - Since May 1984,[object Object],President of the Software Developers’ Committee at Syntecnumerique – Since July 2010,[object Object],Member of the CNN (Government Advisory Council for digitally related topics) – Since April 2011,[object Object],Board Member of NYSE Euronext (since 2007), MCI Group (since 2006) and The Creative Factory (since 2003),[object Object],President of Croissance Plus (1998 – 2000), a well known French association whose aim is to raise awareness and support young growth companies,[object Object],President of MiddleNext (2002 – 2005), a professional association comprising of more than 150 mid cap companies listed on the French stock exchange,[object Object],Freelance journalist for the French computer press (1983 – 1986) ,[object Object],Co-writer of 12 popular books on micro-computing (1983 – 1986) published by Editions Eyrolles in Paris,[object Object],Sound Engineer (1977 – 1983) recorded several very well-known French new wave, rock and variety music successes,[object Object],Motorcycle enthusiast, travelling with his bike, collecting classic models and also took part in amateur races from 1997 to 2003,[object Object],Modern art enthusiast, chaired a modern art lovers association called “Les Centaures” between 1993 and 2000 ,[object Object],Clearly an autodidact ,[object Object]
My parents kept saying:,[object Object],“You must pursue higher education”,[object Object],Unfortunately I failed my first two years of medical school,[object Object],Is it so alarming after all?,[object Object]
First myth: You need an array of qualifications to succeed,[object Object]
The number of self-taught entrepreneurs who have gone on  to succeed is significant,[object Object],Just to name a few:,[object Object],[object Object]
Charles Culpeper, owner and CEO of Coca Cola. Dropped out of high school.

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