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Viewpoint: Stop romanticizing the entrepreneur in 2016 [Albuquerque Business First]

Today, entrepreneur has become an almost mystical appellation applied to those who have struck it rich with an idea or product (usually a high-tech one), made a ton of money, took their company public and gone back to the well for more — finally becoming what are now called “serial entrepreneurs.”

The club of such men and women is small and exclusive, but becoming a member is still a powerful lure for those hoping to ride the coattails of their success by learning their secrets and then applying them in their own situations.

I would offer that for some, the new definition of an entrepreneur has more to do with “getting in and getting out” quickly, and amassing fame and fortune with a minimal investment, than it has to do with going the distance and taking ownership of one’s idea so that it becomes inextricably linked to one’s self.

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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