Initial Post 04_21_2008;
Update Post: 03_04_2009; 03_23-2009
The global industries or markets,
depending on one's preference for description, have almost always
operated at some point in time as zero-sum games. Under such
circumstances there have always arisen issues of National Security
or National Interest. Naturally, in a zero-sum game the stance on
the global arena of every nation and
every person is to get as much as
possible for families, communities and country at the expense of the
others. Even in this day and age of globalization the implicit
objective remains the same.
In this arena of growth, certain
countries have done very well. These are either the countries that
have long adopted the posture of growing the World Pie and
consequentially changed the dynamic of the game from zero-sum to
what may be termed as zero-sum plus; and that "plus" would be "plus
what I have created", or countries that have recently adopted that
posture. The leader of this pack of creators, of course, has been
the United States.
Creating any form of
industry or market within these countries has been by the
entrepreneurial citizens. Any one of these citizens, The
Entrepreneur, therefore is any person who is disposed to create and
consequentially enlarge the global pie in some respects.
However, now more than ever,
The Entrepreneur has become even more significant, in view of the
rapid growth of the world population, the shrinking of habitable and
farming land-masses, the
issues of global warming, the rising of the
sea levels and what have you.
this global demand for the creativity of the entrepreneur, there are
also massive local problems of unemployment which in some cases is
beginning to result in mass unrest. There is therefore the urgent
need for the creation of employment opportunities - a situation that
can best be addressed by entrepreneurs.
and very hopefully amongst the unemployed are also large numbers of
entrepreneurs who have for one reason or another being tied to the
schedules and dictates of a normal employment. However, once
liberated from such bounds, whether intentionally or otherwise, the
mind-set of the entrepreneur takes hold, whether or not gradually.
more than ever, every nation now has the responsibility of
establishing an environment that supports entrepreneurship. Then, of
course, the citizens of nations that are entrepreneurial must also assume
the mantle of The Entrepreneur.
Of course, the assumption of the mantle is not without jeopardy. In
fact, the degree of
risk inherent in the assumption of the mantle of The Entrepreneur,
is so daunting that often the entrepreneur is derogatorily referred
to as a dreamer.
Admittedly, the approach that a government takes may differ from
nation to nation, all the same some concrete steps needs to be taken
to facilitate the situation: Developed countries that already have
the system of unemployment benefits in place may opt to have the
unemployed submit business Plans for developing an enterprise;
Developing countries on the other hand may choose to have
Available only by
of small crafts practitioners to form
native crafts dependent corporations.
In fact the government should provide venture funding sources for
granting loans to entrepreneurs who may adopt this approach of
creating employment opportunities.
under conditions of rational operations, the entrepreneurial
citizens can assume the mantle of The Entrepreneur. The
necessary rational operations, of course, effectively defines the
scope and the demands of the mantle.
synopsized description of the role of the entrepreneur should be
useful to the citizen considering assuming the mantle, in that such
information should better enable the citizen make an informed
self-assessment of the qualification to become an entrepreneur.
Role of the Entrepreneur
The entrepreneur gets prepared a detailed
Plan consistent with the spirit of Business-entity founding
Starting Phase, and with this document approaches venture capitalists for funding
a venture that the entrepreneur wishes to undertake. Usually immediately following the
funding, a fully operating corporation, though still in the
Stage is set up with the aspects of the
Operations Planning relevant to the Embryonic Stage implemented. The
employees for the Embryonic Stage work until the development team actually
produces and gets the products ready for sale, and the
venture-entity then moves into the
Execution Phase, at which time the
marketing and sales departments jump into the action; and of course,
now a fully
functional corporation is born though still struggling to become
viable by attaining the capability to support critical mass
operations. Of course, the corporation is then taken
public as an exit strategy for the investors.
this analysis of The Entrepreneur, the mantle is being
comprehensively examined as to get all entrepreneurial world
citizens to become well-informed and therefore become empowered as
to be able to assume the mantle.