Saturday, February 11, 2012

What is an Entrepreneur?

A friend of mine Dan Ohler, ACC, Relationship Specialist & Coach asked an interesting question while we were conducting our recent Linkedin Poll on whether, "Entrepreneurs were Born or Made." 

Dan, I thought it would be good to 'throw' that question out to the contacts we have in our social media networks, and see what responses we get to your question!

The question is: What is an entrepreneur? 

Dan added that he read a definition quite some time ago that said: "Anyone can be an entrepreneur who wants to experience the deep, dark canyons of uncertainty and ambiguity; and who wants to walk the breathtaking highlands of success. But I caution, do not plan to walk the latter, until you have experienced the former."

Thanks for the question Dan.  Please feel free to add your comments and also invite those within your circle of contacts to provide us all with your feedback.

1 comment:

  1. Are we talking about someone who is willing to take high levels of risk to pursue an opportunity? Is there a difference between someone who is in what would be seen as a traditional (average) business and what some might call a 'true' entrepreneur?

    What are your thoughts on this question?

    The question is: "What is an entrepreneur?"