Patrick McGinnis
Patrick McGinnis, author of, ‘The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job’

Are you trying to choose between the stability of a traditional career and the upside of entrepreneurship? Why not have both?

Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can look glamorous from the outside. Who doesn’t want to chase their dreams, be their own boss, and do what they love? But the truth is that entrepreneurship is often a slog, with no regular hours, no job security, and very little pay. In this interview, Patrick McGinnis shows you how, by investing just 10% of your time and resources, you can become an entrepreneur without losing a steady paycheck. McGinnis details a step-by-step plan that takes you from identifying your first entrepreneurial project to figuring out the smartest way to commit resources to it.

 Patrick is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast-growing businesses. His recent book (the one we are discussing today) is The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job. As a 10% Entrepreneur himself, he has built a diverse portfolio of investments in new ventures in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, he writes for Business Insider, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, and Forbes. He lives in New York City.