This was the big question of our first meeting in Edinburgh.
It was not an easy one, or probably too easy, depending naturally on the context and point of view. The topic was introduced to us (Luis, Ruchi and Joanna) by Nikhil, the founder of the Entrepreneur café during a short presentation of the initiative.
It was a passionate discussion about what nurtures entrepreneurship, with different visions and perceptions of the word and the real sense of the innovative behaviour. We did not achieve one conclusion, and I don’t believe that it possible, but the debate is still open and we are waiting for your comments. Nikhil believes that what nurtures entrepreneurship is the passion a and the will to do something to benefit others.
I don’t disagree! However, I would add that to undertake an entrepreneurial action directed by passion one needs to have fulfilled all the stages of the pyramid (Maslow). It is only when one reaches the top (the last mile) then it will be possible to permanently, if not exclusively, nurture our actions by passion.
I will conclude by asking you what do you think about this. Do you believe that it is possible to interpret entrepreneurship as an ideal and drive our passion and altruism towards a major goal which is TO CREATE?