entrepreneurship

A Quote by Michael on silicon valley, technology, business, freedom, and entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley, “the largest legal creation of wealth in history,” was built largely by unprofessional amateurs using math, sand, and the institutions of freedom.  The Soviet Union had the greatest mathematicians on earth, and plenty of sand, but without the institutions of freedom their brilliant mathematicians were not empowered to create
those devices that are changing the world.

Michael Strong

Source: The Flow Book: The Flow Opportunity: The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization

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A Quote by Guy Kawasaki on market, business, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, and lies

“(Big name research firm) says our market will be $50 billion in 2010.” Every entrepreneur has a few slides about how the market potential for his segment is tens of billions. It doesn't matter if the product is bar mitzah planning software or 802.11 chip sets. Venture capitalists don't believe this type of forecast because it's the fifth one of this magnitude that they've heard that day. Entrepreneurs would do themselves a favor by simply removing any reference to market size estimates from consulting firms.

Guy Kawasaki

Source: How to Change the World: Top Ten Lies of Entrepreneurs: http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/01/the_top_ten_lie_1.html

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A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on passion, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, and start-ups

Passion. The life of an entrepreneur is occasionally exhilirating, and almost always exhausting. Only unbridled passion for the concept is likely to see you through the 17-hour days (month after month) and the painful mistakes that are part and parcel of the start-up process.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: The Pursuit of Wow!, Pages: 116

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A Quote by Bill Drayton on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, conscious capitalism, social entrepreneurs, and social enterprise

What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they've given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people don't want to see problems ... Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it you'll find an answer.

Bill Drayton

Source: Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurs: http://www.pbs.org/now/news/321.html

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A Quote by Bill Drayton on idea, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, and business

It's the combination: big idea with a good entrepreneur: there's nothing more powerful. That's just as true [for] education and human rights as it is for hotel or steels.

Bill Drayton

Source: Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurs: http://www.pbs.org/now/news/321.html

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A Quote by Muhammad Yunus on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and conscious capitalism

I'm encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.

Muhammad Yunus

Source: Interview with Muhammad Yunus: http://www.nextbillion.net/newsroom/2005/12/16/interview-with-mohammad-yunus

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A Quote by Bill Drayton on social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and entrepreneurship

The core psychology of a social entrepreneur is someone who cannot come to rest, in a very deep sense, until he or she has changed the pattern in an area of social concern all across society. Social entrepreneurs are married to a vision of, for example, a better way of helping young people grow up or of delivering global healthcare. They simply will not stop because they cannot be happy until their vision becomes the new pattern. They will persist for decades. And they are as realistic as they are visionary. As a result, they are very good listeners. They have to hear if something isn’t working; and, whenever they do, they just keep changing the idea and/or the environment until their idea works. They are intensely concerned with the how-to’s: How do I get from here to there? How do I solve this problem? How do these pieces fit together?

Bill Drayton

Source: Massive Change: Bill Drayton Interview: http://www.massivechange.com/2006/07/24/bill-drayton-interview-june-3-2004/

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on innovation, entrepreneurship, and wealth

Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

Source: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Pages: 30

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A Quote by Robert T. Kiyosaki on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and business

Can Anyone Be an Entrepreneur?

Rich dad wanted his son and me to understand that anyone could be an entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur was not that special. He did not want the idea of being an entrepreneur to go to our heads. He did not want us looking down on anyone or thinking we were better than other people if we became successful entrepreneurs.

To this he said, "Anyone can be an entrepreneur. Your neighborhood babysitter is an entrepreneur. So was Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company. Anyone with a little initiative can be an entrepreneur. So don't think entrepreneurs are special or better than other people. Your job is to decide which entrepreneur you most want to be like-the babysitter or Henry Ford? They both provide a valuable product or service. Both are important to their customers. Yet they operate in very different spectrums, different bandwidths of entrepreneurship. It's like the difference between sandlot football, high school football, college football, and professional football."

With that example, I understood the point rich dad was making. When I was in college in New York, playing college football, our team had the opportunity to practice with a few players from a professional football team, the New York Jets. It was a very humbling experience. It was soon obvious to all of us on the college football team that while we played the same game as the pro players, we were playing it at a completely different level of play.

As a linebacker, my first rude awakening was trying to tackle a New York Jets running back coming through the line. I doubt if he even knew I hit him. He ran right over me. It felt like I was trying to tackle a charging rhino. I did not hurt him but he definitely hurt me. That running back and I were about the same size. But after trying to tackle him, I realized the difference was not physical. It was spiritual. He had the heart, the desire, and gift of natural talent to be a great player.

The lesson I learned that day is that we both played the same game, but we were not playing at the same level of play. The same is true in the business world and the game of entrepreneurship. We can all be entrepreneurs. Being an entrepreneur is not that big a deal. A better question to be asked in designing a business is, "At what level of play do you want to play the game?"

Today, older and wiser, I do not have illusions that I would ever be as great an entrepreneur as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Steven Jobs, or Walt Disney. Yet I can still learn from them and use them as mentors and role models. And that is rich dad's entrepreneurial lesson #1: "A successful business is created before there is a business."

The most important job of an entrepreneur is to design the business before there is a business.

Robert Kiyosaki

Source: Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job : 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business (Rich Dad's (Paperback)), Pages: Chapter 1

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A Quote by Robert T. Kiyosaki on entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and business

The most important job of the entrepreneur begins before there is a business or employees. The job of an entrepreneur is to design a business that can grow, employ many people, add value to its customers, be a responsible corporate citizen, bring prosperity to all those that work on the business, be charitable, and eventually no longer need the entrepreneur. Before there is a business, a successful entrepreneur is designing this type of business in his or her mind's eye. According my rich dad, this is the job of a true entrepreneur.

Robert Kiyosaki

Source: Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job : 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business (Rich Dad's (Paperback)), Pages: Chapter 1

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