Just got back from my yearly eye appointment where I always seem to hear bad news and the Ophthalmologist started to make small talk…
Him: where do you go to school?
Me: Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
Him: What are you studying?
Him: [usual perplexed laugh] that’s cool. So… planning on going it alone?
I had never thought much of comments like that, but this time it really irked me. I think this is a common misconception, that entrepreneurship is all about doing it by yourself and being independent. I may have had similar thinking starting out at college, not that extreme, but I didn’t understand how important connecting with people is and how much you need to rely on people.
Anyone who thinks that e-ship is all about being independent and "going it alone", is in for a big surprise if they go that route.
This is anything but "going it alone".
Am I just ignorant? Can you name one successful case of an entrepreneur "going it alone"?