Updated: September 29, 2023
almost 10 years ago I left my well paid 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 FinTech or RegTech startup for instanace or join a Greentech or Impact scaleup for instance.
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.
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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Tony de Bree worked at ABN AMRO for 26 years and successfully made the transition from banker to entrepreneur with his own “plan b”. He is a digital strategy and consultant, speaker, lecturer and business coach and serial writer of 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 the crisis and a small group of (former) executives to make the transition ‘from employee to entrepreneur’ to a successful self-employed person or successful founder of for instance a FinTech or RegTech-startup.