Learning to keep an open mind

Over the holidays, I came across a really interesting article based on a book by leading behavioural economist and Harvard Professor, Sendhil Mullainathan, entitled Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. It looked at how having a narrow perspective severely limits a person’s options and prevents them from seeing new and interesting opportunities that exist around them. It made for really interesting reading. From an entrepreneurship perspective, one of the keys to success is learning to keep an open mind, being ready to rethink existing ideas, being prepared to adapt to new circumstances, and being open to pivoting in order to take advantage of new opportunities.