I decided to come back to this, after @kathpreston's post about the rail workshop.
In my comments there, I think I "complected" (thanks, Rich Hickey): idea inception, filtering and development; observation, analysis, problem recognition, problem solving, product development and the other parts of 'entrepreneurship', if we take that to mean "making it happen", once we have some idea of what 'it' is. That starts to sound like a job for a team, doesn't it?
There seems very little chance of finding the skills to be passionate about solving a problem, then dispassionate enough to throw it away because it won't be profitable, or gritty enough to push on through when the going gets tough in a single person. I'm wondering if I could map the innovation and entrepreneurial process (not procedure, I imagine that is different every time - the things which must be achieved, not how to do them.)
I used the word "grit" due to a couple of recent posts on LInkedIn. One suggested that 'grit' is a better indicator of career success than IQ, the other that ideas are worth very little (I think it suggested $20,) only delivering. Since I think most people in our 'tech community' are intelligent ideas butterflies, I probably shouldn't plan on a career in motivational speaking