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Entrepreneurship

By September 19, 2010 No Comments

As the operator and principal of a newly-birthed freelance business, I’ve been thinking a lot about entrepreneurship and this quote from bookseller and author Tim Waterstone helps:

You know, as an entrepreneur, and I hate calling myself an entrepreneur” – here our digression begins – “you don’t do it for the money at all, really you don’t; you’re doing it because you get caught up in an idea and you want that idea to work.” The ultimate achievement, according to Waterstone, is to see your vision realised, often against the odds: almost all entrepreneurs, he thinks, are fighting against received wisdom.

Waterstone was interviewed in The Guardian.