Tuesday 15 February

Oliver Milman

 

Today on StartupSmart, we take a look at that most sought-after of qualities – talent. Business leaders from Branson to Gates to Zuckerberg have been lauded for innate gifts that are supposedly out of reach for most entrepreneurs.

But is talent really the driving force of success? In a thought-provoking piece, young entrepreneur Jack Delosa argues that targeted practice is the key and that, contrary to popular perception, talent is overrated.

Elsewhere, Taskmaster aims to tackle the issue of staff ‘sweet hearting’ and mentor Michael Fox explains how to unearth your business’ competitive advantage.

Have you entered the 2011 StartupSmart Awards yet? If not, the deadline is looming. The winners will receive prizes, editorial coverage and mentorship. To enter, click here.

Oliver Milman, editor

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