Combining Entrepreneurial Spirit With Technology
Everyone wants to make an impression in the world. As children, everyone’s constantly asked about what they want to be when they grow up. Their heart is in the right place, but their target is pretty far off from most people’s real desire. The question which should be asked is the question that all entrepreneurs eventually do ask themselves. Basically, a person needs to consider what he or she wants to accomplish rather than focusing on a job title. The particular passion for a subject is far more important than striving for a specific label within it.
A great example of this can be seen with Steve Wozniak. Wozniak started out with a love of electronics. From his earliest days he was always tinkering with machines, and integrating them into his life. From pranks to useful ideas, he was more interested in doing things with electronics than he was trying to get a specific job title. In a sense, this can be potentially disastrous for a career. The important point here which differentiates Wozniak from the rest is that he was also intensely dedicated to his craft. When Wozniak was faced with a puzzle or a challenge he was interested in, he had to see it to the end. This is one of the best examples of how an entrepreneur can push ahead with technological development.
With Wozniak, his biggest concern was the state of the computing industry itself. He wasn’t looking to revolutionize things for a specific purpose. This is another very important lesson about the entrepreneurial spirit. The thing about a solid end goal is that innovation stops when it’s reached. Wozniak was faced with a world where home computers as we know them simply didn’t exist. Large mainframes were the norm, and they were out of the reach of most people. Even computer enthusiasts really didn’t have access to them. So Wozniak decided to see if he could do something about it. This idea of creating a home computer simply for love of the technology allowed him to do something which had never been done before. Wozniak created the first real home computer, and with it the birth of Apple computers.
It’s arguable whether someone who simply started with the idea of rising to the top would have been able to accomplish it at that point in history. However, there’s one very important example which ends the example of Wozniak’s success. While brilliant, Wozniak didn’t have much understanding of marketing or the business world. He did know someone who was eager to swim in those waters though, Steve Jobs And of course the rest is history. But the example is perhaps the single most important point of becoming an entrepreneur. One needs to both understand his or her own strengths, but also recognize what other people have to offer. If one has almost every skill to reach the top except one, there’s no shame in joining up with another person to blaze a trail of glory into the future. Phoenix local entrepreneur Jason Hope knows this very well, he inspires other entrepreneurs to reach out and use their resources for there own success. he recently posted a statement on this topic which you can find here https://twitter.com/JasonHope.