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Entrepreneurship

By Asides and Business

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.