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The Artist Otherwise Known as an Entrepreneur

This story appears in the February 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

We’re all artists. That doesn’t mean we’re all Picassos with paintbrushes, mind you. But we all have the capacity to create something unique: , paintings, buildings, , books, logos, iPhones, businesses.

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Wax figure of the famous Picasso from Madame Tussauds, Siam Discovery, Bangkok.

I know this creative spark is a cornerstone to (along with drive, talent and balls of steel). But not everyone agrees. Every once in a while, I find myself arguing with someone from some corporation or educational institution about what entrepreneurship is and what it means to our . This is their recurring response: “Entrepreneurship means you are the sole proprietor of a , or you are a business owner assuming risk -- nothing more.”

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