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By Tom Gold, PhD., VP, Research & Evaluation, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) October 08, 2014 12:41 PMThis post is part of a series inspired by Pathways to Progress, a Citi Foundation initiative that works with community partners, city officials and Citi employee volunteers to help low-income urban youth develop the leadership experience, professional skills and the workplace know-how they will need on their path towards college and careers. Follow the conversation on social media using the hashtag #Pathways2ProgressOver the past few decades, a number of researchers have been searching for what makes a person an entrepreneur - what skills, experiences or character traits entrepreneurs have that make them special. After years of research and gallons of spilled ink, here are the findings: there is no one single answer.
By Amy Rosen, President & CEO, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship March 12, 2014 01:33 PMTo celebrate International Women's Day, Amy Rosen, President and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, shares a pivot point that taught her to 'Fail Up.'
Pivot points- those moments in our lives that truly change us -happen in many different ways. I've had a handful of these myself, including those perfect words of wisdom from mentors and a few significant career changes.
But the biggest lesson I've learned is perseverance comes from setbacks and failures. Picking yourself up and regaining confidence is a critical skill to be successful. After being fired from my first job, I learned to do just that.