entrepreneur

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n entrepreneur someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Entrepreneur (Polit. Econ) One who takes the initiative to create a product or establish a business for profit; generally, whoever undertakes on his own account an enterprise in which others are employed and risks are taken.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entrepreneur One who undertakes a large industrial enterprise; a contractor.
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Quotations

  • James L. Hayes
    James L. Hayes
    “Endless meetings, sloppy communications and red tape steal the entrepreneur's time.”
  • Victor Kiam
    Victor Kiam
    “Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.”
  • Peter F. Drucker
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    “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    “Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.”
  • Robert L Schwartz
    Robert L Schwartz
    “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer. He can visualize something, and when visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”
  • Roy Ash
    Roy Ash
    “An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Enterprise

Usage

In literature:

Bell was a prototype of the high-tech entrepreneur.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
There are entrepreneurs with faith in themselves and faith in an idea who create new jobs, new wealth and opportunity.
"United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches" by Various
He looked curiously at the entrepreneur.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
Criminals, by the very nature of their vocation, were always private entrepreneurs.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
There are entrepreneurs with faith in themselves and faith in an idea who create new jobs, new wealth and opportunity.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
Employers and entrepreneurs were now free from control by the Crown.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The successful entrepreneur for instance draws a rent of ability from his superior equipment and education.
"The History of the Fabian Society" by Edward R. Pease
And like all great entrepreneurs, he won through utilizing the efforts of others.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
But, as an entrepreneur, Mr. Smith was always ahead of his period.
"The Magnificent Montez" by Horace Wyndham
The Jewish entrepreneurs will soon realize the business prospects that the new country offers.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
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In news:

A veteran entrepreneur explains why every business needs a banker, even though bankers are bad salespeople.
The new Duchess of Cambridge has sparked a trend in hat accessories called fascinators , say industry observers and entrepreneurs who specialize in the niche.
I help entrepreneurs become more successful.
Marcos Mion is a Brazilian actor, TV host, model and entrepreneur.
Teri Evans is deputy editor of Entrepreneur.com.
Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Entrepreneurs and Fearlessness .
Immigrant entrepreneurs are an engine of jobs and growth.
Anna Chapman, called the femme fatale of a spy case with Cold War-style intrigue, is a self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate.
It's a case with Cold War-style intrigue - and she's a striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate and posted "if you can dream, you can become it" on her Facebook page.
What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Succeed.
Entrepreneurs must listen to the marketplace and innovate, fine-tune their product/service offerings to grow new business.
Why he's rising: Savvy entrepreneur who works both sides of foodservice fence, as owner of both chain and independent restaurants.
And in Silicon Valley, the land that launched a thousand online pet stores and a million social networks, the bandwagon is now electric powered, as a who's who of IT stalwarts reinvent themselves as cleantech entrepreneurs.
We write about female entrepreneurs.
Stephanie Burns is the founder and co-owner of Chic CEO – a free resource for female entrepreneurs.
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In science:

Furthermore, in order to explain innovation in modern societies, Schumpeter introduced the concept of the “political entrepreneur ” [106], an extra-ordinarily gifted person capable of creating disruptive change and innovation.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
It is believed by many that this open character of the Internet will stimulate its growth because it allows the actual specifications to be used in college classrooms or by entrepreneurs developing new systems.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Flagship Concept and ObjectivesFuturICT evidence and exploratory models for policy-makers, businesspeople, and entrepreneurs.
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By building these prototype capabilities in FuturICT and exploring the means to develop compelling business models with industrial scale solutions, FuturICT ais positioning entrepreneurs in SMEs and MNCs in Europe.
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Grenadier and Wang (2007) employed this model to extend the real options framework in order to analyze the investment-timing decisions (in an irreversible investment framework) of entrepreneurs with time-inconsistent preferences.
Consumption and Portfolio Rules for Time-Inconsistent Investors
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