Entrepreneurship

I still remember the time when I first learnt the word ‘entreprenur’. It was in 9th grade, in our economics lecture.

I remember thinking – How awesome these entrepreneurs are… Starting a company, making it successful, is not an easy task. I wonder how they do it…

When I started going to college, I began researching about entrepreneurship.

I came across wonderful people and their inspiring stories. I always loved to study successful people. The best resource I had was YouTube. It’s flooded with entrepreneurship videos. I also learnt a lot from Malcom Gladwell’s book Tipping Point and Outliers.

That’s when I came across people like Gary Vee, Grant Cardone, Dan Lok, Evan Charmichael, Elon Musk, Richard Brandson and many others. And I realised there are more entrepreneurs than famous Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Entrepreneurship, I learnt, is about serving others in the best possible way. Creating the products that will be helpful to masses and then doing the marketing and getting sales.

That’s something I really like about entrepreneurship. It’s about helping people in the best possible way and being smart to get what you deserve as well.

Entrepreneurs learn many lessons along the way of creating a successful company.

It’s not about becoming a millionaire, it’s about the journey you go through to get there. It’s about the lessons you learn along the way to get there. It’s more about the journey than the destination.

As you see, these entrepreneurs don’t boast about what they have now, but tell you about the journey they went through to create something, to build something.

Entrepreneurs need to learn the value of hard work and patience, dedication and passion, resilience and optimism, dealing with different clients and making sales. All of this is something we’d like to learn and apply in our life as well.

Some people cheat to make their way and not everyone who makes it to the top has put in the hard work. But most of them have and those are the people who are constantly raising the bar high. Setting high standards.

Entrepreneurship is also about executing your ideas in the best possible way. Walt Disney wanted to entertain children and inspire them to create positive changes in the society. He executed it beautifully and became one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the history of the world.

Fact – Mickey Mouse is now worth 178 billion dollars!

Entrepreneurship is about creating something that will be helpful to people, something that will last even after the founder is no more. Not the commonly understood belief that ‘Only money motivates entrepreneurs’ Nope! Even legacy does.

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.

– Unknown

I deeply admire successful entrepreneurs. There’s so much to learn from them..

Who’s your favorite entrepreneur?

33 thoughts on “Entrepreneurship

  1. Gary vee, Ranveer Allahbadia are two of my favourites. And also one of my friends too, he’s not an entrepreneur but he inspired me to become or atleast start becoming one. I don’t know how this plays out but I guess there’s nothing bad at starting. Amazing post 💙💙💙💙

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  2. Aha finally a post on Entrepreneurship! You talk so much about it, I was wondering when you’re going to write a post about it😅
    Well, you already know we both share our admiration for Gary Vee, Evan Charmichael and of course, Elon Musk😁 I won’t start about Walt Disney here, because we can go hours talking about his incredible vision and how beautiful he executed it. I also admire Bill Gates for all the work he is doing for uplifting people and his vision for better world😊
    I hope you too join the list of successful entrepreneurs really soon. More power to you! I believe in you and your vision❤ You can do this!
    Much love to you😙❤

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    1. Awwwww Swastik!!!!! This is really the sweetest comment ❤️❤️❤️
      I’m so blessed to have a friend like you who’s always there for me!
      And I’m also going to soon post something about Disney, can’t contain that admiration and fandom any longer!😜
      Thank you sooooo much for your kind words and encouragement dear!♥️
      And I’m so glad to see that you’re back after exams😍
      I’ll mail you soon!
      Love and hugs ❤️🤗

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      1. Blessed to have you as my friend as well😇 you’ll always have me cheering by your side. And I hope that when you get all famous and start receiving awards, you’ll mention me in your acceptance speech. Hahaha😉😂
        Yayyy…can’t wait to read your Disney post😁
        And don’t worry about mail bro…you already know how this thing works. You can write back to me in a week or in a month. Actually that’s why I like writing mails because you are not compelled to reply asap. You can write whenever you feel like. And that’s the beauty of having conversation over mails. Right? 😅

        And yeah, it feels good to be back! 😀 Break was actually very fruitful. Got so many ideas on how I want my blog to unfold. Let’s see how it turns out😅

        More love to you💖💕

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      2. I lovvve sending you mails. Actually it’s my first time exchanging regular emails to someone. And it feels great! I think conversations are more deep in emails than it could happen in chats. Glad I could experience this with you❤️

        I’m even more excited to read your blog posts now! You’ll be on 🔥 haha!

        Breaks really help you recharge and get back fresh to the grind.

        Blessings and love to you my dear friend! ❤️

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  3. Have you had a chance yet to read Peter S. Drucker on entrepreneurship, Vrunda? It is a pity that business books tend to be faddish and that he has gone out of style — his grasp and understanding of the subject is beyond brilliant and must be considered at least that of a genius.

    Having known a half dozen or so entrepreneurs in my life, I can testify that you have fairly represented much that is true and good about entrepreneurs as a class of people. I especially agree with your insight that they succeed by meeting the wants and needs of other people in ways that are typically novel.

    On a much, much more modest level, I was once an extraordinarily successful salesperson because I had been trained to sell my service to businesses via figuring out creative ways my service could solve common problems such as accelerate cash flow, reduce accounts due, increase profit margins, or even improve employee morale. It wasn’t quite entrepreneurship, but it was close enough to it in principle to give me a deep appreciation for the creativity of such people, and how their ideas can be genuine boons to other people.

    By the way, if you ever — the gods forbid — need certain kinds of surgeries, you will most likely be administered a certain drug to prevent you from suffering a heart attack during the procedure. That drug was invented by a cousin of mine who — as a doctor — saw a need for it, filled that need, and became wealthy as a consequence. On the other hand, if you ever unlock some device – such a door — by having your hand or fingers scanned, some of the software that makes that tech possible was most likely invented by one of my friends from university — who I once spent endless hours talking through the night with because we were both night owls. I could go on, but I think you get the point — I am in a position to personally testify to the human decency of at least a six or so entrepreneurs.

    Having said that, Vrunda, not all genuine entrepreneurs are good people or good for other people. The crack cocaine industry was invented by a graduate of Harvard’s MBA program who — for his thesis — wrote about the business potential in creating a kind of cocaine that was far and away more addictive than natural cocaine. His thesis was accepted, and he was awarded an MBA by Harvard for it, too. He then went back to Columbia where he hired chemists to invent crack — and the rest is history. Apparently, he had misled his thesis committee into believing he was discussing hypotheticals.

    Like almost everything in life, entrepreneurship is a two-edged sword. It can be used for both good and evil. How it is used is up to us humans to decide.

    My favorite entrepreneur? That might be Watson of IBM. During the 1930s Great Depression, Watson refused to lay off even a single employee despite going months at times without even one sale of IBMs punch card machines — which was their primary product before Watson led them into computing. Instead of laying anyone off, he had them paint the buildings. He painted at least one building three times within a single year! Contrast that with the dismal record of so many of today’s entrepreneurs when it comes to underpaying employees — squeezing their salaries so as to make an extra billion or so in personal gains. People — even entrepreneurs — are so very often a product of their times. We live in selfish times. I hope your generation does something about that. You yourself — and many other young people I know — seem like a new breed to me, seem like very decent people. Maybe things will change now.

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  4. Well, it’s bad that I don’t know much about entrepreneurs but now that you mentioned I will look them up. I agree with you on everything, how money is not the motivator always and how they strive to make life better for us. The last quote is so apt.
    Good wishes to you and thank you sharing such an amazing post🤗❤️

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    1. You might like to know about them Ramyani. Check out Evan Charmichael’s YouTube channel. That’s the best resource as you can see important parts of their speeches combined in a video.
      Hope you enjoy watching! 🤗
      Thank you so much for your kind words!,❤️ Means a lot🙏😊

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    1. Yes! Some people are just driven and passionate about their work and are willing to work hard to make it!❤️
      Admiration and respect for them!!
      Thank you Samyak!😊

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      1. I am really passionate about entrepreneurship. I just love that! Right now I’m building my personal brand. I’d definitely like to start something in future.

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  5. Love your post! Mine is Steve Jobs, mainly because I don’t know the rest on a personal level but for Steve Jobs, I’ve worked under his vision before. Would you allow me to reblog your article and link back to your website?

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