TED Talk. Bel Pesce: Five ways to kill your dreams


The journey of life proceeds in small steps – and making a dream come true is a tough task asking for all the powers a person can muster over a long period of time. To hope that the big boom happens in one’s stride is another misconception that predestines ambitious projects to shipwreck.

Believing that success sets in overnight, that somebody else has all the answers for you, to snugly lean back once the business has started to prosper, that the responsibility for plans not working out is somebody else’s and that the only thing that matters is the dream itself, are the five mythical mechanisms hindering entrepreneurs from achieving their set goals, says Bel Pesce.

She studied at MIT and has worked at big technology companies such as Microsoft and Google, in finance at Deutsche Bank, helped launch several startups and an app that replicates the contents from wallet to phone. Today, in her school FazINOVA, established in 2013, she inspires and motivates her students to realising their dreams and teaches them that perseverance is the essence of the game.

Bel is the author of three books: The Brazilian Girl from Silicon Valley, Superheroes: WANTED and The Girl from Silicon Valley 2.

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