Saturday, March 26, 2016

The ever changing perception of entrepreneurship

The French word entrepreneur first appeared in the French dictionary in 1723 to describe a person who organizes and operates a business by taking a financial risk. Someone who takes risk has always been revered in history. Sadly, we have more memories of the successes than failures for these risk takers. 

Entrepreneurship has evolved since then. It's truly about the attitude, the approach one takes towards any problem. It doesn't necessarily have to be about creating a business or building an enterprise.  

Shankar Das Babson
Entrepreneurship means paving the way for yourself and for the world behind you. Entrepreneurship is not inherited but developed. It then becomes an addiction, a state of mind, and a way of life.

It could mean less about taking risk and more about your ability to navigate through risk, mitigating risk, even finding ways to avoid unnecessary risk.