Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck

Expert Interview With Tony Tjan (31 minutes)


Tony Tjan

Tony Tjan is Managing Partner of a venture capitalist firm, and author of the book, "Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business."

In this 31-minute interview with Mind Tools' Rachel Salaman, he outlines what it takes to build a successful entrepreneurial business, with just four ideas: heart, smarts, guts, and luck.

During this discussion, you'll learn:

  • How you can become a more successful entrepreneur, by becoming aware of "hearts, smarts, guts, and luck."
  • How you can overcome failure, by using five questions.
  • The importance of self-awareness in business and entrepreneurship.

Mind Tools Club Expert Interviews are in-depth interviews with world experts in key areas of management and personal development. They're available as podcast interviews on your PC or iPod/MP3 player, and as transcripts.

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