Who do You Consider to be a Real Entrepreneur?

A recent discussion outlined the changing nature of what it means to be an entrepreneur in the popular imagination.

Is a true entrepreneur one who identifies and leverages commercial opportunities? Do you have to be successful at starting businesses to earn the title of ‘entrepreneur’? Or are real entrepreneurs those who both invent a new product or service, and develop a viable business around it? Are those who sign up as entrepreneurs at organisations like The Bakery simply hired talent? Discuss!

For a weighty academic treatment of entrepreneurship, we recommend The Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship. To find out whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur, you might want to take the META psychometric (contact us for further details).