I came across this great article about entrepreneurship… Is it an art or a science? Here is an extract from the article for you to think about and I will also add my views from my experience so far…

“Fact: Entrepreneurship is an irrational pursuit. Founding a company–much less one that could- change the world – entails insane amounts of risk, ridiculously low chances of success and zero work-life balance”

View full article: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222795

In my opinion, entrepreneurship is not a black or white situation. Entrepreneurship is a combination of both art and science… How so?

Entrepreneurship is an art, because a person has to have the personal traits, or if I may say he should be a natural at the end of the day, to start a business. That person must have a sense of adventure, and an ambition to build something bigger than himself/herself. That person should have the willpower to pursue his dreams, a willpower that will stand the test of time, and the hardship of the road ahead.

Frankly, I believe that a person should be cautious in balancing his/ her life. However, I must say that building a company will take a lot of personal time. This is why, choosing this path is a very serious decision that requires a lot of consideration and weighing before pursuing this endeavor.

Entrepreneurship is also a science because ideas don’t just “drop in” onto a person. There isn’t a light bulb moment, as we all would like to believe. However, and in case a person gets that light bulb moment, then be sure that this moment is the culmination of days, weeks, months and even years of experience and thinking. It’s the environment, the experience and the amount of effort once puts in improving himself/herself that will count when starting a company. A company is a huge investment of one’s resources, whether its time, money, even one’s sanity. You name it.

I really admire those young entrepreneurs who are trying to do something with their lives… Quite frankly, if I were 20 and starting a company, I would be terrified. It is a very big challenge to build something big and I believe experience goes a long way in having a slight chance to be successful.

I hope this article got you thinking if you’re planning on starting your own company… At the end, entrepreneurship is a blend of art and science and I truly believe that it’s up to each individual to nourish the traits of entrepreneurship if they chose to go down that path. Everything can be learned provided that you put in the effort. As simple as that… A bit of luck will also help the case…

Happy Friday!

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About Loulou Khazen Baz

Entrepreneur and rebel. Founder of nabbesh.com, the Middle East's Skills Marketplace. My blog captures my thoughts on my entrepreneurial journey as well as my views on matters I care about such as the Middle East region and Women's rights. My favorite quote by John A. Shedd sets the tone of my blog: “A ship in a harbour is safe, but this is not what a ship is built for”. So after spending my life building my own ship, meticulously crafting it, engineering it, and testing it, it’s time for the ship to sail. I’ve set the course and started my journey.
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2 Responses to What is an entrepreneur?

  1. Rany says:

    Spot on, nice post.

  2. Fantastic post! Great way to sum up entrepreneurship! I believe that luck and instinct also play a part. I look forward to reading your future articles.

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