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100 years ago and Today–2

Dr. john Psarouthakis

Executive Editor

 

One hundred years and more ago  most Americans were still living and dying by their muscles. The overwhelming majority used their brawn to extract food from the topsail, or to extract resources from deep in the Earth, or – in increasing numbers – to hammer raw materials into some kind of usable product.

At the same time, business was also a creature of muscle. Building a railroad was not a subtle enterprise. Clear-cutting a million acres of trees was not a subtle enterprise. Pulling all the iron or gold or oil out of a particular region was not a subtle enterprise. Though I might add that even then a good engineer came in handy. I’ll let you guess what discipline I was educated in.

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6 Powerful Benefits of Quitting Your Job and Becoming an Entrepreneur

From FOX Business,   October 12, 2016

screen-shot-2014-04-28-at-5-09-54-pmBy Brandon Turner, an entrepreneur, real estate investor, author, youth leader.

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Today is the day I’m going to die was the thought permeating every crevasse of my mind on that warm Hawaiian afternoon last February. You see, I had just jumped awkwardly out of a plane and was hurling toward the ground at 120 miles per hour.

Luckily for me, the parachute opened just fine, and I coasted safely to the ground. I was alive, and the thrill was worth every penny.

Entrepreneurship feels oddly similar. Quitting your job and jumping into entrepreneurship is a lot like jumping out of a plane and free-falling, wondering whether the parachute will open to save you. It’s a scary thing, leaving the comfort of a 9-to-5 job and venturing into the world of entrepreneurship — so scary that very few ever overcome the fear enough to take the plunge.

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MIT Professor Calls Out the Biggest Lies Told About Entrepreneurs

Inc.,

BettyL1_58447By Betty Liu, Host and editor-at-large, “Bloomberg Markets” 

I recently asked a question to my social media followers: “Are you born an entrepreneur or can you learn to be one?”

I believe you are born with some innate characteristics that make you an entrepreneur. Without those, it’s very difficult to be one. Bill Aulet, the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT, would say I’m dead wrong. That’s just one of the myths he says are told about entrepreneurs–by entrepreneurs themselves.

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