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Characteristics of the Exceptional Entrepreneurial Company

Dear fellow SEMU Entrepreneurs,

It is my great pleasure to announce our next event will be entrepreneurial workshop, hosted by Professor Michael Gordon from The Center for Competitive Success.

How can you know if the venture you are building will be truly exceptional? Are there definitive characteristics of superior entrepreneurial companies that can foretell future successes and greatness? For the passionate entrepreneur, determined to achieve her / his full potential, this topic is beyond important – it is crucial! Statistics show a declining survival rate of new ventures in the first 15 years, from 75% in year one, to a disconcerting 30% by year 10. Many well-known gurus will urge you to fail quickly if failure appears inevitable. BAD ADVICE! The goal for this empowering one-hour workshop is to minimize the chance of failure by understanding the Keys to Success well in advance with a holistic strategic perspective. Using models, frameworks, acronyms and Best Practices, we will have an interactive discussion aimed at improving your sustainability, growth rate, competitive success and profitability.

Prof. Michael Gordon has had a 32-year career in entrepreneurship. He has been involved in six business start-ups, and one of his ventures was sold to a public
British company. For over 20 years, he has taught 
entrepreneurship on the MBA, DBA and Executive
Education levels at universities around the world, notably:
Harvard University Extension School, Babson College,
International School of Management and many other
schools in Europe, Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom,
and Latin America. In 2009, he was honored with the
Teaching Excellence Award for the International Region by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Over his career, Dr. Gordon has developed several patents, published articles in science and business, created many case studies for his courses, and wrote a book for Donald Trump’s Organization on entrepreneurship: “How to Turn Your Idea Into a Money Machine,” 2nd Edition, (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). Education: Worcester Polytechnic Institute and MIT.

The meetup will take place at the community theater in the new Microsoft Store in the Prudential Center Mall.The event will start at 6pm and end at 8pm. The format is essentially a traditional networking session  that will start with about 30 minutes of networking and schmoozing, then the workshop will begin. After the workshop is completed, remainder of the event will be more schmoozing and networking. Food and refreshments (non-alcoholic) will be provided.

Space is limited: To ensure your place, please RSVP as soon as possible.


Beruk Ambatchew

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  • Murali

    Great presentation from Prof.Gordon. It was my first meet up and I am glad I attended.

    February 21, 2013

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