I’ve been an entrepreneur. It’s a pain in the ass and a lot of hard work.
You have successes and less-than-successes and “time to move on to other projects”. You never have failures. There’s no such thing as failure until you stop entirely.
Any motivational speaker will give you precisely the same sets of advice. It’s not difficult. It’s a “can-do, what’s don’t?” attitude.
You cheer on the successes of others who are successful but you have to keep in mind: “What are my ethics?”
Not every entrepreneur is worth cheering on. Some entrepreneurs are merely clever and ruthless. Even these get a slight bit of minor admiration from a neutral point of view, a kind of “For the kind of clever and ruthless you are, in your range, you could be considered as successful at that at least.”
But generally, when entrepreneurs have crossed over certain lines that I have decided are not to be crossed, they get less of my respect and even some of my “shame on you”.
Because they make other entrepreneurs look bad. They are the bad examples of entrepreneurship and are rightly chastised.
Entrepreneurship is not difficult. It is an attitude.
Socialists can be entrepreneurs as well. It is just another way of generating in a multiple income stream schema.
There is no need to politicize entrepreneurship. I consider that a mistake, a losing attitude.
Think about it: If you lived in a socialist regime, would you stop entrepreneurship? No. You change your methods. It’s just new rules to work with.
If you need a political system to HELP you be an entrepreneur you’re not exactly being an entrepreneur are you? You’re leaning on the state for help and blaming them for your ills if something goes wrong rather than picking up and working some more.
Being an entrepreneur gives you no license to mock those who are not. Think about it: Where do you expect your customers to come from? They have to be somewhere.
Being an entrepreneur gives you no license to mock those who are not. Think about it: Where do you expect your customers to come from? They have to be somewhere. Everybody is a potential customer. This is why mixing entrepreneurship with personality types or with politics is a recipe for failure and using it as a tool to sort the morality of others (entrepreneur = good, not-entrepreneur = bad) is a losing attitude because you’re mocking a potential customer base. Non-enterpreneurs are simply customers instead of competitors.