noun: entrepreneurs tend to identify an opportunity and exploit it by organizing their resources effectively to accomplish an outcome that changes existing interactions within a given sector.
noun: A social entrepreneur is someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change.
If we ever start listing great entrepreneurs / social entrepreneurs from the subcontinent, the list will definitely be topped by Iqbal, Jinnah and Gandhi. Where Jinnah and Gandhi had different set of strengths and accomplishments, IQBAL played with intuition and creativity and won the hearts of millions. Single handedly creating the momentum through words, turning masses to follow a vision and setting up grounds for its realization is none less than a great entrepreneurial achievement.
One of the poetic master pieces by IQBAL narrates his spirit of creation and entrepreneurship. Written as an advice to his son, the message is loud and clear: “Create New Spheres and Possibilities. Do Not Be a Sell-Out; Rise Amidst Poverty!”
Rest, the poem says it all…if you can understand.
Dayar-e-Ishq mein apna muqaam paida kar
Naya Zamaana naye subh-o-shaam paida kar
Khuda agar dil-e-fitrat-shanaas de tujh ko
Sukute-lala-o-gul se kalaam paida kar
Utha na shisha-garaan-Firang ke ehsaan
Sifale-hind se mina-o-jaam paida kar
Mein shakhe-taak hnu meri gazal hai mera samar
Mere samar se maya-e-lalafam paida kar
Mera tareeq amiri nahni fakiri hai
Khud-i na bech, garibi mein naam paida kar