I’ve always thought of an entrepreneur as someone with an idea that they are trying to commercially exploit. I don’t think they need to have the skills necessary to do that. I’ve seen the word used lately when it was less obvious what the entrepreneur was bringing to the party.
Google says: “a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.”
Do you agree with Google that the only skill required for the job is money; that this is simple, pure capitalism? Financing the means of production, like a bank would, but probably taking greater risk for greater return by having specialist knowledge to make better judgements than a banker.
I think I’m seeing people who are asking for ideas and using other people’s money (sometimes the government’s), in the hope of profit with no personal or corporate risk. Isn’t that a ‘chancer’? Am I missing something?