January 20, 2007

"Entrepreneurs are the ones sleeping on the floor"

Bob Pritchett has a post that helps distinguish managers and entrepreneurs based on an experience of a business owner who deciced to sleep overnite at the office floor instead of paying a premium to get a locksmith repair the lock at a late hour. (Please note the entrepreneur was also resourceful enough to have his wife drop off a bed roll!)
As you grow a business you learn to delegate. You give other people some of the chores you used to do yourself. You become a manager. But in times of crisis you can distinguish managers and entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs will sleep on the floor.

Arun Natarajan is the Founder of Venture Intelligence India, which tracks venture capital activity in India and Indian-founded companies worldwide. View sample issues of Venture Intelligence India newsletters and reports.