Comments on: 5 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Navy SEALs http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/ Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: StartupCapital http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4219 Wed, 25 May 2011 22:56:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4219 For more on these guys go read the book Unleash the Warrior Within by Richard “Mack” Machowicz. He was in the Seals for about 11 years. The book is packed with lessons.

Peter
http://www.tycoonplaybook.com

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By: NoSuchName http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4191 Thu, 19 May 2011 00:55:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4191 Ya’ll just failed BUD/S in the first hour.

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By: Wulff http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4190 Thu, 19 May 2011 00:22:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4190 First off, nothing but praise for the Navy SEALS! God bless them and their families. Trying to apply their mode of operation to the business world would lead to about 70% unemployment if not more. The important thing is to find the right pieces from their world that can translate to the business world. Finding the people within any organization who are capable of being leaders is a sifting process over time. The ‘Peter Principle’ of some years back showed the flaw in that approach. The quest to find the best and put them in the right places is the quest of the human race only most don’t know it.

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By: Halpern http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4187 Wed, 18 May 2011 21:55:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4187 Jeff, you offer compare two of our countries finest groups – SEALs and entrepreneurs. On the surface, their roles are very different, but it’s interesting to see how some principles of success apply to both. I work with the Campaign for Free Enterprise, a project of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and we believe that entrepreneurs are vital job creators in our country. In that way, they help protect our nation’s well being, albeit in a very different way than SEALs. We especially agree that being an entrepreneur is hard work and can be risky, but that hard work can payoff in a big way. Thanks for sharing this comparison.

-Hilary
www.freeenterprise.com
www.facebook.com/AmericanFreeEnterprise

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By: LEEDAP http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4182 Wed, 18 May 2011 16:08:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4182 In the San Francisco Bay Area, training is called “experience”. Some startups have it and some don’t. If you don’t, you can usually get it on the job, if you are smart and agile enough. Make a bad mistake and the whole venture may fall apart. But then you have more experience!

I think the real nugget here is scenario planning. It is uncanny how little of that is done. Even a few “what if’s” can prepare an organization for the bumps in the road. Fortunately, if a startup gets any venture capital, the overseers will impose this kind of planning.

Lastly, and this is missing from this article, optimism is critical. Clearly the SEALS have it. Entrepreneurs have it too, otherwise how could they face the certain doom that any rational person would walk away from?

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By: MikeStuart http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4181 Wed, 18 May 2011 15:41:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4181 The United States Navy’s Sea, Air and Land Teams, commonly known as Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s principal special operations force and a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) as well as the maritime component of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

These men are a patriotic global force for good, who have to perform unthinkable acts of bravery as part of their jobs.

They deserve to be “spoken about” and treated with respect and dignity.

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By: mcoleman http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4180 Wed, 18 May 2011 14:31:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4180 Professional atheletes are also often touted as having the competitive edge needed to succeed in business, but how often do we hear of big-time profession athletes having squandered their millions within a few years of retiring from their sport? Just because you are highly competitive, or can shoot a wanted criminal in the head w/ steely percision, does not mean that you can manage money or manage people; the two key qualities of a successful business person.

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By: cocostar http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2011/05/17/5-lessons-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-navy-seals/comment-page-1/#comment-4178 Wed, 18 May 2011 13:58:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=4929#comment-4178 I am truly grateful for the sacrifice and dedication of these men. I would believe that the majority are some of the best possible specimens of mankind. But lets not get carried away, these men are human and capable of anything. Ocean City, Maryland could tell you all about that…

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