Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mackay: Advice for winning entrepreneurs | Star Tribune

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I still have trouble spelling the word, but I didn’t let that stop me.

I’ve always believed that entrepreneurs are the unsung heroes of our economy. They’re the ones who start the companies that create the majority of new jobs.

Eric Sevareid, the legendary radio and TV commentator, wrote: “Entrepreneurs are the lead players in the drama [of business]. In at least four specific settings, their role is crucial. A new industry … a new product in an existing industry … the one who opens up new markets … when, so to speak, the economic ground shifts … The category of entrepreneur includes all the people who set out to change the corner of the business world in which they find themselves — all the people, in a word, who push the system along its restless path.”

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