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Blog Past: Entrepreneur’s Enigmas

October 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A post from January 2003 which is as relevant today on the dilemmas that an entrepreneur faces:

The life of an entrepreneur is a confused one — full of choices to be made and paths to be taken (or not). Every day brings forth its own enigmas, leaving the entrepreneur is a perpetual state of being caught between multiple worlds. And, surprising though it may seem, it is the entrepreneur’s own making. It is a decision he has made of his own free will — a life of continuous flux, uncertainty and unpredictability.

The life of an entrepreneur is, for the most part, a lonely one. He has few others he can talk to who can understand the situations he faces. Enigmas are an inherent part of an entrepreneur’s work and life. We will explore some of the enigmas that entrepreneurs face, and how they tackle these challenges.

Even today, 16 years after I started the walk down the path of entrepreneurship, the engimas are all there — decisions that have to be made with seemingly contradictory but equally appealing paths that go ahead to the future.

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  • 1 Shallie Bey // Oct 27, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Rajesh, through some good fortune, a trip to Technorati led me to your post. I went back to read all five of your posts from 2003 on the Entrepreneur’s Enigmas.

    I think you did an excellent job of sharing the need to balance so many things such as strategy vs execution, near term vs long term, work vs life, and head vs heart.

    You share a richness to the complexity of the process, the entrepreneurial mindset, that exceeds the common focus on financial return. I enjoyed our post and find it as relevant today as when you wrote it five years ago. Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts.

    Shallie Bey

    Smarter Small Business Blog

  • 2 deepak jain // Dec 30, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    sir,
    i m student of mahrshi dyanand university , ajmer . i done my mba in entreprenure . i want to know that
    what problem u face to raising ur business?
    rewards and losses u get??????

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