Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Betting on yourself

"Studying entrepreneurship without doing it is like studying the appreciation of music without listening to it...

Until you confront the fear and discomfort of being in the world and saying, "here, I made this," it's impossible to understand anything at all about what it means to be a entrepreneur. Or an artist." ~ Seth Godin
Truer words were never spoken.

There are courses on entrepreneurship, taught by academics who have never ventured outside their educational institutions.

There are people who write about intrapreneurship, which is defined as the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working within a large organization.

There are a range of definitions concerning entrepreneurship. I define it as the act of commercializing your own new idea.

I sometimes think that, given the array of obstacles stacked against it, and the improbability of success, entrepreneurship may actually be a kind of mental illness.

But if you are an entrepreneur, you can not restrain yourself.

You will take the leap.


  1. That certainly explains all the hopefuls on the Dragon's Den.

  2. Well that is interesting. I wonder of whom you are thinking????

    PS What did a Watkins Man bring?

  3. Well, I certainly agree with this. All the true entrepreneurs that I know in my life (there aren't that many, really), have taken the leap. Others are just 'ideas' people.