Thursday, 26 March 2009

Naturally Entrepreurial. have you ever heard of Ode Magazine? i came across it today via Twitter and fell in love with this article on natural entrepreneurship. think about it - being entrepreneurial doesn't just mean starting your own business. you can be naturally entrepreneurial in your approach to work within an organization - it's about a mentality or attitude... and i'm not sure everything thinks of entrepreneurship in that way. "Entrepreneurship need not be stressful, risky, expensive, lonely, exhausting or require great skills, ideas or self-confidence," Dave Pollard writes. and he also shares six things naturally entrepreneurial people do: They had found their sweet spot, the work where their gifts, their passions and their purpose intersected. They had found the right business partners, people who shared their purpose and whose gifts and passions complemented their own. They did world-class research to identify real needs that weren’t being met by any other enterprise in the marketplace. They used a rigorous, continuous process to invent and commercialize products and services that met those unmet needs. Instead of planning for the future, they had learned how to improvise, to adapt easily to changes in the economy and demographics. They acted with integrity, operating in a way that resonated with their values, and made principled decisions, not opportunistic ones, in the long-term interest of their partners, employees, customers and communities. good stuff, i think. it puts some additional framework around the kinds of questions i ask people when recruiting for my firm as we're all about...

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