Dreamgineering was in an exhibition about Entrepreneur Creation in Royal Coin Cabinet yesterday!
The exhibition takes a new approach on entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs are involved in changing and affecting our lives. We can meet creative people and entrepreneurs from 400 years to today in the exhibition. Some cases really inspired us by their success, setbacks, endless perseverance and sense of timing.
Here are some interesting points in the exhibition:
Try to have two strings on the bow
Many entrepreneurs just come up with a new idea and they stick with it throughout their entire career. It’s lot more easily for them to fail since they put all the eggs in one basket. Try to be the ones who keep coming up with new thoughts, starting multiple businesses or buying up existing companies. These people are known as serial entrepreneurs.
Cutting-edge Ideas & Timing
The particular time when a new idea is launched is decisive to its success. (I can’t agree with the saying “timing is everything” more, especially after the assignment Idea Screening.) Owing to the fact that the ideas are often at the forefront, and this means that those ideas sometimes challenge laws and take substantial risk. But if ones can conquer the difficulties after several attempts and make it economically viable, it’s most likely for them to be very successful.
Intrapreneurs are the employees in the company who work with creative projects of their choice as part of their job. They are just like the entrepreneurs in the organizations. Sometimes it’s a good thing to have an intrapreneurship in a company since they can profit the company. But sometimes the Intrapreneurs will start their own business and leave the original company. A classic case for intrapreneurship is that the founders of Adobe, Charles Geschke and John Warnock were employees of Xerox before.
It was good to meet a lot of entrepreneurs throughout the history and know different perspectives of entrepreneurship. All in all, nothing is easy, but everything is possible! In every case, key words are innovation, collaboration, creativity and curiosity.
Find more in Peter’s post!
Cool! I will certainly visit this exhibition during these months, I’ll try to bring some of the team skapa with me 😉
hmm, interesting thing there about the intrapreneur! If I ever become an entrepreneur, I think that’s how it will happen for me haha! But when I read that sentence, I inststantly started to think about Serdar’s first lecture about people coming up with various excuses of NOT becoming an entrepreneur, e.g. “I’m too old”. While many startups are created by young people, many are also done by “older” ones (average age 40 I think? 40 is nothing. 40 is the new 30.) The good thing about being too “old” is that you have already established many valuable connections and business insights young people do not have. So as long as you still have that naivety and curiousness and optimism, as well as the willingness to start living a little more uncertainly, once you get to yours 30s or 40s, it is actually a better time to do startups.
…Or am I completely wrong? 😉 🙂