Entrepreneurship — The Inconspicuous/Hidden Aspect of a Scientist
Albert Einstein once aptly remarked, ‘The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking’. He was right as scientists strive hard for the betterment and upgradation of the working conditions of society, globally. Scientists share characteristics, typical of entrepreneurs. Both are full of enthusiasm and zeal and channel their efforts towards discovery of a new theory or establishment of a new set-up and provision of employment to the unemployed.
Scientists are always open and eager to learn new things. They are the most curious and eccentric people on this earth. Characterized by an unquenchable thirst to explore nature, they are adept at solving problems, however insurmountable they may be. Their brain is the seat or origin of novel ideas. It is their sparklingly bizarre nature to question and find reason behind existence of anything that is interesting and challenging that encourages them to invent new theories and give directionality to research. Their never-ending zest to discover and report novel and unique events pave way to interesting findings. It doesn’t end to elsewhere. Because of their interest to learn more about novel phenomenon, they put in efforts to repeat experiments and consolidate repeat experimental data to arrive at a conclusion. They are bliss to the society for shaping a promising future to the coming generations. Though, the way of carrying out research have undergone massive change in the last two centuries, the essence of science have always been the same. Science elevates the society and mankind with its theories and hypotheses.
“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” echoes Einstein’s ‘The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking’. The entrepreneur has the potential to exploit opportunities, spontaneously. Equipped with a never give-up attitude, the entrepreneurs are tenacious people who dream and plan big and put in efforts to materialize their dreams and make their presence feel everywhere. They are the builders of a business and provide employment to society and thus emerge different from others and make a strong appearance and appeal globally. To achieve their targets, they start from scratch but with the strong will-power, sharp skills, potential capabilities, they bond easily with others to facilitate recognition in the form of rewards.
To put it in a nutshell, an entrepreneur resides in the heart of every scientist and ‘where one sees an obstacle they see an opportunity.’ Since the scientists strive hard to give their best end results on the theories, they are perhaps the most successful entrepreneurs at heart.