Humans have succeeded because we are problem solvers.
There are different explanations as to how humans became the dominant form of life.
Some experts believe that is was due to aggression while another school of thought suggest that humans progressed through collaboration?
Whichever explanation is right, humans progressed because they solved problems, often by identifying and exploiting opportunities at civil or at corporate level.
Works are efforts - mental or physical - done in order to solve a problem.
Liberal professionals exist to provide services to solve a problem be it intellectual, technical or care.
Scientists research and solve problems.
Educators knowing the importance of problem solving have encouraged students to learn and practice problem solving from an early age.
Parents also encourage their babies to learn problem solving.
The term to describe somebody who solves problems is "solutionist".
Have you ever heard the term “solutionist”.
Well we have all heard the term “preneur”. When solutionists started putting their thoughts together and decided to take hold of their life and aspire to become their own boss they became "preneur".
It did not matter whether they were at work or not. They were those who have the belief in their ability to do big things and make a contribution to society.
That suffix - ""preneur"" - which when added to nouns like intra, solo, entre gave the word meaning. They could be identified because they have a different personality - they are still at heart problems solver.
Intra-preneurs are employees who think like entrepreneurs and because they are identified as such are tasked with developing innovative ideas or projects within a company.
When somebody starts a business on his own he is a solopreneur. Initially they do not hire or cannot hire but have their own dreams and goals.
When Entrepreneur is mentioned the names that come to mind are: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Colonel Sanders, Richard Branson. Amazingly the names listed were deemed failure at one point but using a strong characteristic of an entrepreneur they persevered, bounced back, and each succeeded. Many did not embark on achieving greatness and money may not have been the main driver and they do not necessarily follow financial gains as their core focus or the definition of success.
In fact many Entrepreneurs fail compared to those who succeed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor shows that approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Only 25% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more.
However, whichever preneur you talk about, they have a mind-set of achieving great heights and not necessarily collecting the biggest sums of money in the world.
They are the solutionists, the problems solvers and we know them as entrepreneurs!
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