| | 15 Lecciones

  •     |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Mario Salazar - Companies can die
  • 00:41    |    
    Manuel Carranza - On losing one million
  • 04:23    |    
    Fernando Poma - Optimising the idea
  • 08:08    |    
    John Chisholm - Near-death experience
  • 13:29    |    
    Discussion questions
    • How do you decide between following information from the media, and following your instinct?
    • How do we evolve, recycle or replace the management team as it faces obsoleteness?
    • How do you determine when to substitute certain people in your team?
    • How do you manage a situation where your partners or investors want to change course or strategy?
    • How do you achieve balance between your personal life and success in your company?
    • When and how do you understand that you are so wrong that you should exit?
    • When should you listen to advisors? How do you choose them?
    • How do you take advantage of mentors?
    • Is it useful to provide your key employees with mentors within the company?
  • 46:27    |    
    Final credits

MIT GSW 2015: Difficult Decisions in Entrepreneurship

  | 26 de marzo de 2015  | Vistas: 65

Comercio Emprendimiento Finanzas Startups

“Companies can die at any stage, and most of them do.” Mario Salazar leads three renowned entrepreneurs in a reflection on the risk of failure and the decisions it calls for when it occurs. Manuel Carranza shares his experience in losing one million dollars and overcoming the risk of bankruptcy. For Fernando Poma, surviving depends on an idea that is optimal and has a clear differentiation and sustainability over time. John Chisholm believes that perseverance and genuine care for the business allowed one of his companies to survive its worst near-death experience.

In the end, it’s not all about revenues and profits. The capacity for risk-taking and resilience during trials comes from a deep inner passion and true loyalty to the cause. In this panel, entrepreneurs reflect on the trials and tests they have had to overcome and the tough decisions involved in defeating failure repeatedly.


John Chisholm has three decades of experience as general manager and…