Interessante artigo de Candida Brush publicado em Forbes.com sobre o que define um empreendedor.
Most people would say “no” to this question- but this is largely because entrepreneurship is narrowly defined as ‘starting a business’- by this definition, a comparatively small population of people are entrepreneurs. The United States Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows that only about 7.7% of the US population is actively engaged in starting a business.
But entrepreneurship is more than just starting a business-in fact the traits that are so often attributed to entrepreneurs- risk taking, independence, brilliantly creating an idea – are do not even distinguish entrepreneurs from other groups such as physicians, musicians or business leader. My colleague Barbara Bird wrote about this in the late 1980′s, yet the belief in traits persists even though hundreds of studies show it is what you DO that really determines entrepreneurial behavior.