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Scott Cook’s Advice for Entrepreneurs

by | Sep 10, 2007 | Observations

Flipping through my latest issue of Inc. over the Labor Day holiday, an article interviewing Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, caught my eye. He had commissioned a study on how the small business economy is evolving, from the Institute for the Future.

He provides many great insights. He mentions the entrepreneurial aspirations of the Next Generation.

The idea that stands out most to me is “You must find something you just love doing and find through that passion a way to change a customer’s life, to change the world for the better. That’s where your entrepreneurial destiny will lie.”

This is great advice to entrepreneur’s of all levels. I think most of the entrepreneurs I meet through the Aggie 100 and FastTech 50 would agree.

I also see that passion from the students who compete in the Rice Business Plan Competition. They have the drive and passion to compete at the highest level and to see their businesses succeed. It’s great to see this spirit in the Next Generation.

Let me know what you think of Cook’s article. Do you agree with his ideas?

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