Friday, May 21, 2010

Martian view of Entrepreneurs!

Post written by Anshul Gupta. Follow me on twitter.

An Entrepreneur is always with a capital "E"....

My view of an entrepreneur is that "An Entrepreneur is unemployable!". You can never employ an entrepreneur, because he employs you!

These people would never accept the norms, they would strive to achieve what is impossible for others... They see the possibility, not the deficits.

They have a child like ability to question, plus with an added power of the ability to decide by themselves. These people would consult with everyone, but would decide without anyone!

Muscles of a country can be built by its entrepreneurial capacity...not by its employable youth count! So, if you call India a future super power then think of a India with thousands of entrepreneurs emerging every day here n there.

But this is the most, failed segment of business activity too, that's why see so few of them surviving. Remembering Gabbar shing's dialog: "Jo Darr Gaya...Samjho Mar Gaya". Or in an edited version: "Samjho Job Mil Gaya!!!"

3 types of Entrepreneurs*:

- THE BELIEVERS: People who knew entrepreneurship was the Chosen Path. They took the plunge straight after their MBA or after working barely a couple of years. And they persevered until they made it big!

- THE OPPORTUNISTS: These entrepreneurs did not plan to take this path but when opportunity knocked they seized it. Their stories go to show that you don't have to be 'born with it', you can develop an entrepreneurial bent of mind at any age.

- THE ALTERNATE VISION: These individuals are using entrepreneurship to create social impact. Or as a platform which allows them creative expression.

* Source: Book "Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"
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