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The Dirt
Nov 29, 2022
37. Don’t Fall in Love with Your Solution: Focus on the Problem, with Dr. Rebecca White
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Dr. Rebecca White, author of her recent book See, Do, Repeat, brings years of experience and research on what it means to be an entrepreneur to this episode with host Jim Barnish. They discuss the heart of entrepreneurship, what it means to see opportunities, take action, and learn how to be resilient so you can “execute past your failures.” 

3 Key Takeaways

  • Learn to identify the right talent for the right role. It’s not enough to identify a gap you need to fill, and it’s not enough to just hire more talent to join your team. You need the right talent for the right role.
  • Entrepreneurs see opportunities everywhere. They run towards it, identify the problem, and create solutions.  
  • Take a learning approach to life. Being a successful entrepreneur requires resilience and continually working past the times when you fail. A key part of that is developing a learning mindset.


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See, Do, Repeat by Dr. Rebecca White


Rebecca J. White is the Walter Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the John P Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa. She received an MBA and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Virginia Tech University. Her primary research and teaching interests are in opportunity recognition and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

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