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.ww.onlinewbc.gov/docs/starting/glossary.html
One who assumes the financial risk of the initiation, operation, and management of a given business or undertaking.
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.)
www.acceleratoronline.com/viewpage.aspSomeone who attempts to profit by risk and initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entrepreneur
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?