Is entrepreneurship an art or a science? Are entrepreneurs made or born? Why do we allow these discussions to become an either/or?
There is nothing black and white about starting a business and there is nothing easy about starting a business. When faced with this list of 9 important things start-ups should remember, Rob Parisi (who just joined our Business Incubator Program) replied, “Why does it feel like 99 elements when you are doing it?”
Starting a business is a mix of art & science, plus hard work & discernment. It is finding the time and space to make intelligent decisions and it also involves a good deal of luck.
Starting a business is a terrific act of creation, and I think these quotes on creativity capture the essence of business start-ups very nicely:
From 30,000 feet, creating looks like art. From ground level, it’s a to-do list ~ Ben Arment
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” ~ Pablo Picasso
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” ~ Albert Einstein
True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where true creativity and solutions to problems are found. ~ Eckhart Tolle
Sprinkle some fairy dust for good measure and add many entrepreneurs to the cauldron while mixing vigorously. ~ MAK