The Pitfalls of Entrepreneurship
How to learn from and avoid them
In the global revival of the entrepreneurial spirit in the last decades, we are often amazed and mesmerised by the success stories. Behind these, we hear little of the challenges and painful learning experiences. IESE Professor of Finance Heinrich von Liechtenstein, himself on the board of a private equity firm and various other companies, will moderate a panel of seasoned professionals on the topic of pitfalls and difficulties faced by entrepreneurs and how to overcome and get better by learning from them.
Professor Liechtenstein holds a Ph.D. in Managerial Science and Applied Economics from The Economics School of Vienna, Austria, a Master's degree in Business Administration from IESE Business School, and a BSc in Business Economics from the University of Graz.
Professor Liechtenstein specializes in entrepreneurial finance, management of wealth and governance of entrepreneurial families. He is co-author on several publications on private equity. His ongoing research in this field focuses on operational value creation in private equity, impact investing and governance of entrepreneurial families.
Professor Liechtenstein lectures in the MBA and Executive Programs.
As a consultant he collaborated with leading families and financial institutions and serves on the board of family controlled foundations.
Prior to his academic career, Professor Liechtenstein was engaged in the family owned Liechtenstein Global Trust (LGT) dealing with ultra high net worth individuals. He also advised families within the Boston Consulting Group and established and sold two successful businesses.