Friday, January 27, 2012

"What's an Entrepreneur?"

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

Eric Schurenberg, the Editor at Inc. has a great piece this month titled "What's an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever."

This quote above was originally written by Harvard Business School Professor Howard Stevenson almost 40 years ago.

From this article (linked below/emphasis added):

"Every time you want to make any important decision, there are two possible courses of action. You can look at the array of choices that present themselves, pick the best available option and try to make it fit. Or, you can do what the true entrepreneur does: Figure out the best conceivable option and then make it available."

This is the renaissance age of entrepreneurship.

While bringing this great quote back to life, Eric Schurenberg tossed in a great one of his own. Maybe even better than the one he cites.

"Opportunity is the only real resource you have."

Inc. - What's an Entrepreneur? The Best Answer Ever by Eric Schurenberg, Jan. 9, 2012

I got this story via the fearless leadership team at Vernon County, Wisconsin Economic Development

Photo is from the amazing plant kaleidoscope at our Olbrich Gardens in Madison.

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