Monday, November 2, 2009

Technopreneur

I cherish the past couple of months beginning my journey as a technopreneur. Strange as it sounds, I have never dreamed of starting my own business this early. I'm glad the opportunity arose at the right time for me to take calculated risks with feasible plans in hand.

I am not against those who work for others (being employed by small or big corporations), but I am against those who work without realizing the need to improve themselves (financially, emotionally, mentally and spiritually).

Recently, in a workshop I attended, we were constantly reminded that entrepreneurs and technopreneurs never fail, only businesses do.

So, what does it mean for me to be a technopreneur?
  • Live out an entrepreneur life
  • Look out for opportunities (more focus given on the technology/ICT area)
  • Think big and act
    - Commercial viability of an idea is far more important than the idea itself
  • Hungry for knowledge and able to self-motivate
  • Work anytime rather than full time or part time
  • Appreciate and value past, existing and potential contacts
A friend of mine recently told me that the success of a business is based on the RICE concept
  • R - Resources
  • I - Ideas
  • C - Contacts
  • E - Expertise
I couldn't agree more. How do you define a technopreneur or an entrepreneur?

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