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who can be an entrepreneur?

Posted on | April 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Can you learn to be an entrepreneur? Do we all have what it takes?

I am not so sure and I am certainly not sure that any school can actually teach you to be an entrepreneur!

Look at the number of MBA’s out there, using the logic that you can learn to be a master of business should the world of business not be in better shape?

I worry that our education systems put too much emphasis on entrepreneurship too late!

While we see universities globally getting on the entrepreneur band wagon where we really need to see this attention is at the kG-12 stage!

If encouragement is the oil of entrepreneurship then early is better than later in my book.

If there is one thing I learned from the entrepreneurs last night it is that the trick is starting, do your thing, make it happen, as small as it might be, and the buzz becomes infectious and you cannot help but do more.

3 entrepreneurs walk us through their glory!


2 Responses to “who can be an entrepreneur?”

  1. Shanz Zenith
    April 24th, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    Great that you bought it up. Entrepreneurship are taught very late in school, u r taught PT, music, languages everything BUT business. Making money is seen as a bad thing in some schools and students are groomed to be “safe”.

    That being said start ups in UAE are very hard due to stupendous cost. I calculated my cost of start up and it is high due to bureaucracy and renting out stupid office which I wont use and license. Bankruptcy is punishable by law at the same time gov is paying lip service for entrepreneurship

  2. James
    May 7th, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    Good point, I suspect, as you point out there are many issues to work through.

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