Entrepreneurs and Half-wits…

On the topic of success and entrepreneurial spirit … I ran into a statement of Steve Jobs’ today.

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

Now, as someone who has an uncanny proclivity for pure perseverance … I first want to say “thank you, Steve Jobs” … but of course, being who I am … I must follow my thanks with this:

If half of what separates a successful entrepeneur from his unsuccessful counterparts is “pure perseverance” …

Then what constitutes the other half of the equation?

Obviously perseverance alone will not lead to success. At the least it will lead to a level of rabidity. So, Steve Jobs, I wish to toss this into the discussion:

Entrepreneurial success relies on two things: Perseverance and Wit.

Those entrepreneurs with Wit and Perseverance will find themselves a success.

Those who only find themselves with Perseverance, will find themselves to be half-wits.

I know, I know … a silly addition to the discussion. But then, I have a quirky conception of success and of what makes a pure entrepreneur successful.

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