Quartz posted an article last month about investors valuing an entrepreneur’s willingness or ability to learn. The article even mentioned that it isn’t about the ability to learn, but just the willingness to learn. The “learning” suggestion for entrepreneurs is supported by research / data (University of Louisville PhD colleague: Cheryl Mitteness’, Sudek, and Baucus angel investor research, and Ciuchta et al’s coachable construct research).
Article: “Research shows investors value an entrepreneur’s willingness to learn more than business acumen“, by Debi Kleinman (Dec 8, 2016)
[ Interesting to see the image they selected to headline the article: Warren Buffet and Bill Gates willing to “learn” how to play ping pong 🙂 ]
This idea of learning builds upon a post from December which talks about entrepreneurs being coachable.