Raw Talent or Learned?
I read an article in the IoD magazine this morning (also available online), which was a debate about whether “entrepreneurship” is something that can be taught?
The media often takes the view that anyone can become an entrepreneur (why do I always have to spell check that word), however there is a school of thought that takes the view that entrepreneurs are born, not made.
Perhaps the right answer is a bit of both… you need the natural aptitude or make-up of an entrepreneur, but you could be taught how to make it happen and succeed?
Perhaps this last point is most relevant in a large corporation that is trying to create an environment & culture of innovation: identify the natural entrepreneurs and provide training that shapes them into successful ones.
(posted by Rob Gray)