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ENTREPRENEURSHIP : THE ANATOMY OF AN ENTREPRENEUR.

WHAT MAKES ENTREPRENEURS DIFFERENT FROM « ORDINARY » PEOPLE ?

ENTREPRENEURS ARE ARGUABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTORS IN OUR ECONOMY : THE CREATORS OF NEW WEALTH, SHAREHOLDER VALUE AND NEW JOBS, THE INVENTORS OF NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND THE REVOLUTIONIZERS OF SOCIETY AND THE ECONOMY.

YET DESPITE THEIR CENTRALITY, LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS :

  • WHAT MOTIVATES THEM ?
  • HOW THEY EMERGE ?
  • WHY THEY SUCCEED ?

WE KNOW EVEN LESS ABOUT WHO BECOMES AN ENTREPRENEUR, AND WHY.

TOP FACTORS MOTIVATING PEOPLE TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS

  1. THE DESIRE TO BUILD WEALTH
  2. THE WISH TO CAPITALIZE ON BUSINESS IDEAS THEY HAD
  3. THE APPEAL OF STARTUP CULTURE
  4. A LONG-STANDING DESIRE TO OWN THEIR OWN COMPANY
  5. WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE DID NOT APPEAL TO THEM.

AS A CHALLENGING 2011 ENDS SOON, WE CAN ALL BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF.

WITH BRIGHTER PROSPECTS FOR A HEALTHY GLOBAL ECONOMY AHEAD, IT MAY BE TIME TO RETHINK CAREER GOALS, REVISIT OUR SKILL SETS AND POSSIBLY REINVENT OURSELVES IN 2012.

WE ARE ALL ENTREPRENEURS !

OUR FINAL COMMENT : « IMAGINATION RULES THE WORLD »

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, 1769-1821, FRENCH GENERAL.

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