Stever Robbins uses his blog on HBR.org to define "advanced entrepreneurship", and attempt to answer the question, "What makes an entrepreneur successful?"
Robbins, who has spent 30 years working inside ten start-ups as a founder or early member, believes that "great entrepreneurs approach their job with a different mind-set than those who are merely good".
Expanding on this distinction, the author explains: "Good entrepreneurs apply intelligence, drive, and business best practices to building their companies. Great entrepreneurs do this too, but they also know that a company's early stages sometimes require less traditional methods. They add to their tool kit approaches that handle the chaos of a start-up."