As an entrepreneur myself, not only is that definition dry, and boring, but most importantly it’s only somewhat accurate. Sure, I manage and organize my business, sure running my business takes initiative and involves risk — and while this may answer the nuts and bolts of what it entails to be an entrepreneur — it doesn’t answer “why?”
What is it about people who inhabit the entrepreneurial tribe that they are willing to take initiative, and to take risk with an idea — when often that’s the last thing most people would want to do? When I speak to friends who are not entrepreneurs, I am sure they think I just want to make it big, and in the process become financially successful. But if you are reading this, and you are an entrepreneur yourself, then you will almost certainly agree that money or fame almost never factor into wanting to become an entrepreneur.