TOPGUN: Good Training for Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

Otober 7, 2010 source: Xconomy

Micah Myers

Micah Myers writes, “Top Gun the movie, like many movies loosely based on true stories or real organizations, certainly left us all entertained, and hopefully even a little motivated. The scenes of beach volleyball, testosterone-charged competition, and Maverick’s famous rendition of the Righteous Brothers’ classic were all unforgettable. But Hollywood never lets the truth get in the way of a great story. In reality, the U.S. Navy’s TOPGUN school, formally called the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) Program, focuses far more on honing already exceptional skills of stand-out aviators and drawing out their true leadership potential.

The similarities to venture capital and entrepreneurship are endless, and TOPGUN offers a model for the discipline, agility and perseverance essential for entrepreneurial success…”

Read his article at Xconomy.