“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.” – Salvador Dali
This episode explores the role that ambition plays in entrepreneurship and the ways in which our definitions of ambition can shift over time. We discuss the interplay between owning our power, yet still allowing space for humility and how ambition shifts as we transform from employee to entrepreneur or from individual to parent.
How does ambition surface for you in different phases of your life? What about men versus women? “Naked ambition in a woman is problematic in the business world. We continue to walk a fine line. We have to demonstrate enough ambition to be taken seriously as ‘success material’ but not so much that we’re perceived as a freight train.” – Betsy Stark
What about Sandy’s point that the word “entrepreneurship” is replacing “ambition” for many of us these days?
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