O is for Opportunistic
Posted by Pierre de la Fortune on September 15, 2015 @ 12:01 a.m.
Written by Peter Baskerville and Dr. Neil Flanagan
As Tom Caprel  points out in his article “The Gold, The Opportunist and The Entrepreneur”, those sad creative dreamers that do chase “every pot at the end of the rainbow, will find it devoid of gold but full of broken hearts, dreams and bank accounts … they fail as entrepreneurs because they are enticed by bright shiny objects and seduced by the next new dot bomb and become too distracted by UFOs (Unidentified Flying Opportunities)” Having said that, entrepreneurs do develop an options portfolio and keep a constant vigilance for significant changes in the environment and/or a chanced resource discovery that may trigger a promotion from option to opportunity. Either way, they are not searching for AN opportunity (like a lottery ticket) but THEIR opportunity (the one that they are uniquely resourced to provide a solution to a need).
"If you are not centre stage in your own opportunity then you are just a bit player in someone else’s." PB
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