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Monday, February 23, 2009

Entrepreneur Stories

Today I went back to Bo Burlingham's book "Small Giants - companies that choose to be great instead of big", and I re-discovered this definition of what an entrepreneur is that I would like to share:

[...] there is obviously a kind of artistry involved in creating something out of nothing based on an ability to see what everyone else is missing. That is, after all, what artists do. In business as in art, moreover, the end result is an experience, and the quality of the experience reflects the relationships between different participants, as well as the specific medium of expression. While entrepreneurs may rely on peripheral vision rather than artistic inspiration, it's often hard to tell the difference between the two. They are both critical components of a creative process, and it takes such a process to produce something great an unique [...]

Rather than trying to fit entrepreneurs into a list of skills, I will try in the coming weeks to share entrepreneurs stories that will help paint a picture of who they are.

Stay tuned, and feel free to send me your own story as well...

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