This video was originally published on the BabsonMedia YouTube channel on March 29, 2012.
"Can entrepreneurship be taught?" an interviewer asks Daniel Isenberg, professor at Babson College and executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project. (Is it fair to ask a professor that? he points out).
Yes, he says, but certain factors influence your chances of success. "The most significant element of the equation is that you really, really want to learn," he says.
If the urge to learn is there, there are four other critical components that Isenberg recommends that an entrepreneur pursue: an understanding of the nuts and bolts, lessons from the stories and experiences of other entrepreneurs, practice (and a method for testing out ideas), and advice from mentors.