As a VC, one of my jobs is to answer this question: which entrepreneurs will succeed and who will not?
The answers are not obvious, IMO. I don’t find that success is linked to race, gender, education level or family background. I do think, however, that success is linked to grit and the ability to be happy amid massive challenges.
So, I am on a perpetual quest to answer the following questions: What causes persistence? In the face of unexpected obstacles, why do some keep trying and others get discouraged? How do you stay happy and strong at all times?
Luckily, there’s a literal flood of new findings coming online in the neuroscience field, as brain imagery technology becomes ubiquitous. And, many findings apply to start-ups.
So, I’m very excited to share what I’ve learned at the upcoming Nov. 1 MassTLC unConference. I’ll be co-leading a session called “Brains & Bliss: How to Build Happier and More Productive Teams.” Here’s the write-up:
What does cutting-edge neuroscience research say about what causes happiness? And, how can the entrepreneur leverage that factbase to build a high-performing team? VC Jo Tango and Exec. Coach Anne Mitchell will moderate this fun, intriguing and impact-ful session.
Entrepreneurs can apply for a discounted $45 fee. Hurry, as the deadline is this Friday, Oct. 25.
Video on the conference below (or, click here).