Saturday, September 01, 2007


The word entrepreneur comes to us from the French entreprendre (to undertake) meaning "an enterer-into" literally. It was introduced into the English language by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon. "Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production," said economist, Joseph A. Schumpeter.

Vision, risk, leadership, creativity, megaprofits... Sounds all-American, don't it? Interesting that there isn't a good word in English that captures its full meaning.


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