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The Meaning of Entrepreneurs for the New Year!


 

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Upon reading a blog by Virginia Postrel,  “In Praise of Irrational Exuberance. Does a flourishing economy depend on delusion?” spurred me to reflect on this soon to be past year and in anticipation of  the new. This reflection draws me to thoughts of the entrepreneurs I have met and will meet. How many hopes, dreams, and aspirations have reluctantly been put on that “back burner”? How many dreams have died only to be replaced with the reality of another 50 hour a week job working for someone else? Who knows? What I do know is that for every ten dreams that had to be set aside there is a dream that is well on its way to becoming a reality. 

 

As I type these words there are many would-be entrepreneurs contemplating taking the leap. I say kudos to them. For without entrepreneurs the world would be black and white with only shades of gray. But with entrepreneurs taking the risk of beating the odds they help create a world which is full of vibrant and soulful colors. So let’s encourage future entrepreneurs and say thank you to those who dared to paint with a palette full of color.

An excerpt from Virginia Postrels insightful and beautifully written blog on the meaning of entrepreneurs is listed below and a link to her full post is also included.  

“Through the whole of his life,” writes Smith, “he pursues the idea of a certain artificial and elegant repose which he may never arrive at, for which he sacrifices a real tranquillity that is at all times in his power.” The man is deluded by the glamour of wealth, tricked by an illusion. Yet his achievement is not only real but socially beneficial: “It is this deception which rouses and keeps in continual motion the industry of mankind.”

“Many entrepreneurs aren’t even that lucky. They wildly overestimate their chances of success. But this second delusion, suggests economic historian John V.C. Nye, may be essential to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture.”

To view this beautiful article on entrepreneurs click on the link below:http://www.bigquestionsonline.com/columns/virginia-postrel/in-praise-of-irrational-exuberance

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To all entrepreneurs Happy New Year!

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December 31, 2010 Posted by | Entrepreneur | , , , , , , | 3 Comments