To all budding entrepreneurs

Many of us believe that being an entrepreneur is being your own boss. I see friends around me who want to start their own business because it either makes them rich or the boss of their own lives. I think this attitude is wrong.

Becoming an entrepreneur does not necessarily make one rich. We hear stories of those who became rich, and not of the ones who failed, just the way how we read interviews of successful film stars and not of the struggling ones.

Being the master of your fate is partially true. In the long term, yes, an entrepreneur can choose the direction he is heading, but his day to day life is miserable. Instead of having one boss now, he now has to listen to employees, customers, suppliers, auditors, investors, family, to name a few.

So why is being an entrepreneur such an interesting thing to do? Because, it is a field of work where technology, science, arts, economics, humanities, psychology, philosophy, and finance converge. You are not only trying to create, you are also predicting human behavior as you create. The scientist, the artist, and the businessman are but a single person. This is a new phenomena in human progress and is here to stay.

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3 responses to “To all budding entrepreneurs

  1. I think I would really have believed this article if you hadn’t written such a nasty comment to me when I requested you look at my photos in a contest that I have entered. It is a contest voted on by the public. The only way the public will know to vote is to ask them too. And yes, it shows up in the spam usually, but alot of entrepreneurs start out in the spam box. I am blogging for my own career, one that I am starting.
    Best of luck to you once you graduate. I didn’t mean to annoy you.

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