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God, the Entrepreneur

Is God the first and greatest entrepreneur?

Here is a list of some of the definitions and links from Google:

  • Innovator. One who recognizes opportunities and organizes resources to take advantage of the opportunity.
  • One who assumes the financial risk of the initiation, operation, and management of a given business or undertaking.
  • A person who takes the risk of organizing and operating a new business venture. (This is an attitude that can be of value in more traditional employment as well.)
  • Someone who attempts to profit by risk and initiative.
  • An innovator of business enterprise who recognizes opportunities to introduce a new product, a new process or an improved organization, and who raises the necessary money, assembles the factors for production and organizes an operation to exploit the opportunity.
  • French word which translates roughly as "enterpriser." In capitalism, a speculator who invests capital in stocks, land and machinery, as well as the exploitation of wage labor, in the pursuit of profits.
  • A French term for a person who undertakes and develops a new enterprise at some risk (or failure or loss). Although the words innovator, proprietor, and capitalist are used in the same sense, there are subtle differences that make the term " entrepreneur " preferable.
  • An entrepreneur is someone who assumes the financial risk of beginning and managing a new venture. The venture can be based on a totally new idea, a new way of doing something, a new location, or attempting something no one else has done before.
  • Individual who starts an enterprise with its associated risks and responsibilities.
  • someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
  • An entrepreneur -derived from the French words 'entre' (ie: enter) and 'prendre'(ie: take)- is, in its most general sense, a person who creates or starts a new project, opportunity, or venture.

  • Of all these, I like the last best because it does not impose the artificial qualifier that an entrepreneur must be involved in a for-profit business, or any business for that matter.

    God is  an entrepreneur and is the model for launching bold new initiatives.

    Two key scriptures inform my thinking here:

    Isaiah 43:19 (New International Version)

    19 See, I am doing a new thing!
           Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?