What is an entrepreneur? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an entrepreneur is one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.
On Wikipedia, an entrepreneur (i/ˌɒntrəprəˈnɜr/) is an enterprising individual who builds capital through risk and/or initiative.
The definitions are similar, and it’s evolved over the years. Some would argue that being called an entrepreneur is something bestowed on someone who has accomplished something of great value, and therefore the term should not be used to describe oneself (especially if you’re not in that league yet). Others use the term loosely to describe themselves, simply because there is no closer word to describe their profession in more simple terms — no offense or boastfulness meant.
I think this manifesto, written by Matt Cheuvront , is quite motivational and I, like many others, agree that it does paint a good description of many an entrepreneur and would-be entrepreneurs. I first saw this image on my social media newsfeed. It was shared by the high voltage, Dave McClure . Did a little Googling, then I found Matt and learned that he’s got posters of this manifesto up for sale.
So if you like it and want one for your office wall, you can order it for 20 bucks. This is how it looks.
Disclaimer, I have no financial interest in the sale of these posters and make no guarantees on the services of the website that sells them — Cool People Care . I just think it’s cool.