Categories of Entrepreneurs

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Categories of Entrepreneurs
J S Broca , Teacher, India

There are various categories of entrepreneurs.


Categories of Entrepreneurs

Sometime in 1987, I had read with great interest,an enchanting book on entrepreneurship, by David Oates.
It was titled :"The Complete Entrepreneur".

David Oates was a very reputed freelance business journalist and had won many prestigious awards for his writings.

He was also the editor of International Management for 5 years and had also been the editor of the in-house magazine of Philips-Holland,for quite some time.

I recall partially from memory and partially from my old diary notes that, various categories of entrepreneurs as
discussed by David Oates, were briefly as under :

1. WOULD-BE-ENTREPRENEUR :

He is the one who creates new opportunities by a novel
approach to traditional market concepts and practices.

2. ONE-DIMENSIONAL-ENTREPRENEUR :

He has a single skill only.He tries to cope up with the
enterprise,but for him,coping is like trying to fight with
his hands tied at the back.

3.HALF WAY HOUSE ENTREPRENEUR :

He goes the franchise way.

4. IMPOVERISHED ENTREPRENEUR :

He takes great risks and makes intense efforts to raise
capital but some how fails to raise required funds.

5. BLINKERED ENREPRENEUR :

He jumps into a business venture without seeing all
pros and cons and without going for a bit of market
research and test marketing etc.

6. TECHNOLOGY-SHY ENTREPRENEUR :

He is averse to new emerging technologies and does
not invest in them.

7. SMOTHERED ENTREPRENEUR :

He keeps grappling with red-tape,lobbyists,influence
groups,legislation etc and loses time and money.

8. MATURE ENTREPRENEUR :

He is the wise,successful guy for whom his own small
business comes of age.

Incidentally, now, another book titled :" A Guide to Entrepreneurship " by David Oates,is available through the website bookadda.com for Rs.236/-

A Guide to Entrepreneurship is a practical guide, packed with examples and case studies, demonstrating how (and how not) to make a small business work. The book will help readers decide whether this is a course they want to pursue, what skills and disciplines they will need to make a go of it, and what obstacles they will need to overcome along the way.Areas covered include: avoiding the pitfalls of the single-skill entrepreneur,raising capital and managing cash, getting the market right,investing in new technology,getting to grips with red tape,managing growth.

I will end here on this note, but will be back soon.

J S BROCA
B Tech Mechanical
PGDBM
Retired Chief Manager
Bank of India
Visiting/Guest Faculty in a number of management
institutions
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