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What's an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever

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  1. Sampler

    Sampler Senior Member

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    "Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled."

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    http://www.inc.com/eric-schurenberg/the-best-definition-of-entepreneurship.html
    Do you agree?
     
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  2. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    That sounds more like a wantrepreneur.

    Maybe "Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with the best use of resources currently controlled."
     
  3. bakrr

    bakrr Newbie

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    Agree more with imperial109's definition. Without giving any regard to the resources currently controlled one would surely be in for some trouble.
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i like this snippet at the end of the article
    it boils down to how you interpret the resources/circumstances currently available to you.

    it's been said numerous times that only about 2-5% of people that attempt IM actually make it work in the long run.
    a non-entrepreneur looks at this figure and gets discouraged.
    an entrepreneur sees a challenge worthy of his/her time.

    fortunately, interpretations are completely arbitrary, and thus success is available to everyone. ;)

    "Choice. The problem is choice." ~Neo
     
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    sirgold Supreme Member

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    +1 Ditto for "wantrepreneur". This part while pretty romantic "without regard to resources currently controlled" is generally responsible for any solid failures in life... :) You can still succeed but if it happens it's due to random circumstances, not certainly because you had a carefully crafted plan to succeed... ;)
     
  6. Sampler

    Sampler Senior Member

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    I can believe this as most people seek to get paid more for working less. Unfortunately instead of actually working less, some people in IM believe they can do it without working at all.
     
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    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    I'd say
    Entrepreneurship is the ability to foresee the profitable outcome before it became a mainstream. True entrepreneurs are pioneers in their fields. Repeating successful paths are businessmanship, not entrepreneurship.
     
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    An entrepreneur is someone makes stuff happen rather
    the wait for it to happen and hang on the coat tails.
     
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    manny521 Supreme Member

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    An entrepreneur is a Pirate!!!!!!!!!!!

    What I mean by this, is that they are willing to do what others are not....

    if you want to feel safe and comfortable, go work for the man, if you want to achieve the feeling of success, be an entrepreneur...
     
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    Entrepreneur = unemployed 95% of the time
     
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    chad362wiley Supreme Member

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    An entrepreneur doesn't give up when he fails.
     
  12. VHSEO_Mike

    VHSEO_Mike Junior Member

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    Entrepreneur is a magician who makes something out of NOTHING.