what Kind of preneur ?
Introduction to the Word “Entrepreneur”
A Discovery Project by: J. Frazier
This is no ordinary blog post, this is a discovery project that is intended to evolve over time through my own discovery and from those who comment on this post.
So I encourage you to share and post your own discoveries so we leaern together. I intend to let this evolve as a comprehensive list of the variations for the word “entrepreneur”, but, also hope to define each of them.
I’ve read a great many thousands of posts and articles by and about entrepreneurs: how to be an entrepreneur; how to know whether you’re suited for the entrepreneurial life; the pitfalls of being an entrepreneur; the rewards of entrepreneurship; the impact of entrepreneurs on the economy.
The French word entrepreneur first appeared in the French dictionary in 1723 to describe a person who organizes and operates a business by taking a financial risk. Since then the word entrepreneur—and the world—has completely changed. Before we move on let’s take a look at the history in how the word entrepreneur evolved.
What is The Origin of “Entrepreneur”?
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The term “entrepreneurship” has traditionally been used to describe the activity of an economic agent whose function it is to introduce innovative changes into the means and relations of production inherent in an economy. In this guise, the entrepreneur streamlines already existent production processes either through the innovative use of current technology, or streamlines production through the employment of new technologies.
Sticking to the more traditional denotation of “entrepreneur”, this project will briefly mention three theoretical types of entrepreneur. Social Entrepreneur, Serial Entrepreneur, & Lifestyle Entrepreneur.
But like most entrepreneurs, they are innovators and seem to have been innovating the term Entrepreneur itself over the years.
Today’s Variations Used for Entrepreneurs
Today, entrepreneurs are celebrated like never before and it is interpreted into so many variations. Here is my own short list of the difference versions and definitions I have encounters for Entrepreneur:
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