Dear Mr. Entrepreneur, today let me share with you a modified part of a speech I gave to some University students some years ago. I had been invited to talk to business and entrepreneurship students who were about to graduate from the University. Of course among them were some lecturers who were also interested in the topic. My objective then was to focus on some fundamentals of entrepreneurship, let the students know the possibilities in the entrepreneurship world, and also provide some motivation that could trigger action towards setting up micro and mini-enterprises.
Now, you can agree with me that summarizing the key issues in entrepreneurship in a two-hour address is quite a task – but I found a way to just KISS it (Keep It Short and Sweet). Below are some of issues that I talked about in respect of critical thinking for an entrepreneur. Of course, what might be critical to me might not be critical to you, OK? Nevertheless, I will share with you my viewpoints. Before these I think every entrepreneur requires self-awareness. You need to know yourself and your motives including what you want to do in the business world. Short of that you might just accompany other entrepreneurs, with little impact. So let’s have a look.
I know my write-up today has been full of unanswered questions, and in your mind you could be saying I’ve lost it today. Or probably thinking I’ve gone just too far by this approach. Wait a minute Mr. Entrepreneur. I simply want to trigger your thinking along those critical areas of entrepreneurship; because I’m pretty sure that they matter. Don’t blame me, OK? I will continue with other issues that I think form part of an entrepreneur’s critical thinking, in the second part of this presentation. Just keep following this blog.
Till then, Respectfully
The Wise Entrepreneur