In December I spoke at BiTS Iserlohn to a crowd of eager and interested students. Most of them didn’t have their own startups (yet). Some were thinking about founding one.

I came with this talk and think I might have scared off some of them. It wasn’t really my intention, although I admit the title “Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane” doesn’t really support that point.

I think it is important to get real about entrepreneurship. I want to cut through the hype and tell the story as I have experienced it and seen with other entrepreneurs.

What do you think about this presentation? Is it too harsh?

I have also posted a couple other presentations.
On Soundcloud I provide some context on this post and the talk above.

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12 Responses to Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane

  1. @larsfink says:

    Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane http://t.co/9QWPlMxx via @manuelkoelman

  2. Some context about today’s post “Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane” http://t.co/H3ue8rbs on Soundcloud http://t.co/ehmdPKc7

  3. @puja108 says:

    Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane | http://t.co/f1wFYFKM

  4. Flow says:

    Loved it. This was SO necessary. Most people only think about awesomeness and million dollar exits – but not about the downsides and the chance of failing completely.I think you got it just right!

  5. @hnfirehose says:

    Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane | http://t.co/mEc86XAL: http://t.co/vt8gMhXs

  6. Today I got quite a bit of traffic on my blog. Thanks to @martinweigert – Fun to monitor real time stats 🙂 http://t.co/Plccyhlw

  7. @Tsouloftas says:

    Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane http://t.co/Wvn6Gpc5 #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship

  8. @bmonitor says:

    Forget all the German “wannapreneurs”. Get the “real attitude” about entrepreneurship. http://t.co/ZJZHkk6zq6

  9. @ec_berlin says:

    Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane @ManuelKoelman http://t.co/lBgFO29DoC

  10. Thx! RT @ec_berlin: Don’t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane @ManuelKoelman http://t.co/e46D8WZdzb

  11. […] Hier ist eine Präsentation, die nicht nur die „schönen“ und erfolgreichen Seiten des Unternehmertums darstellt, sondern auch die schwierigen. Titel der Präsentation: Don“t become an entrepreneur unless you are insane. […]

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