"All Entrepreneurs Should Go to Heaven"

Last week, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote speech at an Executive Know How breakfast hosted by SB Partners. The topic of the presentation was The 90% Rule™ and its notion of cultivating entrepreneurial thinking — innovative, creative and resourceful thought in your company.

At the end of my talk, I had the opportunity to speak with Kevin Crone, CEO of Dale Carnegie Business Group, Canada.  He used a phrase that I know will stay with me for years to come, “all entrepreneurs should go to heaven”. We share that thought in common. Be it their ability to envision to what others can’t, their audacity and determination to block out the naysayers, or the tenacity to get it done against all financial odds; entrepreneurs have been driving innovation and change for centuries.

Think of where we’d be without the printing press, car, plane or personal computer. They all started as an idea driven by an individual whose passion refused to let them quit. While we can’t all be entrepreneurs, we can certainly take the time to understand, learn from and embrace the qualities that have driven them and their companies to greatness.

– Ken Tencer

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