I hate the word “entrepreneur”. I don’t know why, but I always have.
I cringed when in one of my first MBA classes we were introducing ourselves and one of the guys in the class described himself as” an entrepreneur”. People looked impressed till someone asked him what he did… He ran a car cleaning franchise. Not exactly my definition of an entrepreneur.
Communication is king to ensuring a speedy and successful outcome to a task you have in front of you.
You will probably need the expertise of others to help you complete a portion of the task, and you can’t assume that they have the endgoal outside of their specialty in mind.
The last two months of 2011 were interesting in that I was trying to settle into my new role, and reconcile the expectations I had of the role with the reality of the situation I found myself in.
I had turned down another offer with a defined role in a defined company, with a defined future, for a leap into something completely unknown. All I knew was that I would have the chance to continue to learn, and I couldn’t resist the attraction of jumping into something which didn’t have a prescribed finish line or boundary; the opportunity variable was too much for me to pass by.