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A good case against entrepreneurship

I am not against entrepreneurship, but don’t become an entrepreneur. If you are already on that path, think about ways you can get out. Entrepreneurship is not working. Look at the failure rates and you will see my case against entrepreneurship. According to a Forbes article, 9 out of 10 businesses will fail. Do you want to be another statistic? The odds are stacked against you. How many entrepreneurs do you know that are overworked, over stressed, unhealthy and rarely see their loved ones? It all sounds doom and gloom, but that is the reality out there. Some people even wear that suffering and sacrifice as a badge of honour and something to strive for. Really? Walking around all proud that you stuffed up your personal relationships, probably ended up in divorce and whatever else goes with it. All of this should convince you to also be against entrepreneurship. If, after reading all of this, you are still interested in going the entrepreneurial route, hey – go about it. Have fun. See you in an early grave of death, misery and financial ruin. A case for entrepreneurship However, there is a different way that you can go about entrepreneurship. One that I support wholeheartedly. Instead of sacrificing all the things that are important in your life to sustain a business, I propose a different relationship between entrepreneur and business. A symbiotic relationship where entrepreneur and business serve each other on equal terms and demands. “Life without work is expressionless. Work without life is motionless” – Willem Gous Business becomes the platform through which entrepreneurs expresses themselves, their skills, talents and desires. Business as platform for personal expression. The expression of the entrepreneur through the business is what gives the business motion and direction. The current business is an expression of a part of the entrepreneur. More businesses will follow as entrepreneurs expresses different parts, interest and goals of themselves via the platform of business. An alignment of enlightenment, resources and needs Products and services are the channels of expression for the business. There needs to be an alignment between the enlightened expression of the entrepreneur, the resources and capabilities of the business to bring that expression to life, while addressing the needs of the customer. Businesses will still fail Businesses will still fail, they will come and go as they are mere fleeting manifestations of a value to a market need. But, just like interests in hobbies, music and reading fade and change, so will the business ventures through which the entrepreneurs expresses themselves. This approach disconnects the fist in the face feeling of failure entrepreneurs get when their single and all hope pinned on a venture fails. This reframes ventures and business in a new light with less accompanying emotional stress. Do you want to own a business that demands more and more of you each day as it grows? Or do you want a business that serves you while helping you be more as the business grows? I don’t think I need to answer that for you.   http://fortune.com/2014/09/25/why-startups-fail-according-to-their-founders/

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Willem Gous

11 Feb, 2017

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