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Part 2: defining a generation > a little bit hyperkinetc

Chapter 6. a little bit hyperkinetc

Defining what an entrepreneur does is relatively straightforward. "A person who undertakes an enterprise or business, with the chance of profit or loss," says the dictionary.[] But pinpointing what makes someone an entrepreneur is problematic. The characteristics of entrepreneurs have been debated for centuries. As with leadership, with which entrepreneurship is closely linked, it is hard to put your finger on what makes a successful entrepreneur.

Tim Waterstone, founder of the eponymous book chain and successful entrepreneur, observes some common traits. Great entrepreneurs, he notes, share the following characteristics. They:


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