Corporate Skills Are Irrelevant For Entrepreneurs In This Crisis Updated for 2024

Corporate Skills Are Irrelevant If You Want To Become A Successful Entrepreneur In This Crisis by Tony de Bree

Updated: May 27, 2024

Corporate Skills Are Irrelevant For Entrepreneurs In This Crisis.

Good morning.

in 2011, I left my well paid corporate job at the global ABN Amro Bank to become an independent business owner, a hybrid entrepreneur. In this blog I share my personal lessons learned about the relevance of corporate skills if you want to become a succesful independent business owner, found your own startup or join a scaleup for instance. 

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What are corporate skills? 

Corporate skills or corporate competencies are specific, person-related characteristics that are reflected in successful behavior within a large corporate organization. These competencies determine whether you are suitable for a specific position and whether you fit within the organisational culture of a large traditional corporate or in a large Government organisation for instance. 

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Corporate skills are irrelevant for entrepreneurs

Since the year 2000 I started to learn how to make money online working from home with e-books and software as side hustles. I discovered rather quickly that with a small number of exceptions, my corporate skills where actually irrelevant if I wanted to become successfull as independent business owner.

I discovered that I needed specific entrepreneurial skills including completely different digital skills….and fast. And that is also why I immedately stopped following corporate related management training and buying corporate managementbooks.


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And that is why together with other entrepreneurs that have quit their corporate job for a more healthy work-life balance, we designed a new modular on-demand right-skilling entrepreneurs program 

If you have any question, just contact me here ok.

Tony de Bree worked at ABN AMRO for 26 years and successfully made the transition from banker to entrepreneur with his own “online plan b”. He is a digital strategy and consultant, speaker, lecturer and business coach and serial writer of columns and a large number of how-to-books and eBooks in Dutch and English. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, Tony helps corporates, startups & scaleups to survive this crisis woth innovative tools & methods and as many managers & employees as possible to quit their corporate job and become an independent entrepreneur or join a startup or scaleup.   

About the Author: tonydebree

Tony de Bree worked in Financial Services including in corporate venturing and e-commerce for 26 years and he made the transition from banker to entrepreneur working from home and making money online with his own "online plan b" with digital products as side-hustles in 2000 and as hybrid business owner since 2011. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, he helps corporates, small business owners, startups & scaleups to define and implement the best digital survival strategy and he helps managers and employees to become a successful entrepreneur with a personal digital-right skilling plan.

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