"This economic crisis may be just the push you need to find the career of your dreams." is the subtitle of an interesting article in Ode Magazine. Author Dave Pollard contrasts the "natural entrepreneur" to the hard-working factory or office laborer. I myself did feel like an assembly-line worker in a factory with the only difference that I was chasing my email inbox.
So it it very refreshing to see Pollard's six points on how Natural Entreprenerus are different:
- "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."
Which side are you on?