Friday, March 25, 2005

Do you have what it takes?

I was glad to see a local business association yesterday link to a project I worked on more than 10 years ago. I’d almost forgotten the National Entrepreneurship Test, a big feature we wrote in a special issue of PROFIT back in the early ’90s. In 2000 we dusted it off, revised it and put it online at, where people keep finding it to this day.

A couple of the questions sound a little outdated now, but for the most part it still holds up. I have no idea how many people have taken the N.E.T. over the years, but we gave free license to anyone who wanted to use it in non-commercial contexts, so it’s safe to say it has been taken by tens of thousands of people.

The N.E.T. is not your normal entrepreneurship test. It has twisted questions about Star Wars, your opinion of garbage service privatization, what you would do if someone failed to show up for a meeting, and other fun stuff. It’s as much about attitude as knowledge and character, because that’s what I believe entrepreneurship really is: a way of looking at the world.

Test your worldview at

When you’re done, click on the “Submit” button to see how you did. Good luck!

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