“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work,”
Thomas Edison famously said, as he worked tirelessly to develop the world’s first practical incandescent light bulb. It was his unrelenting commitment to succeed, acknowledging that failure contributed to rather than took away from his great product, that is remembered now a century later as the very essence of entrepreneurship. It certainly takes a lot of brains and technical know-how to be an entrepreneur, (how else could Edison have patented 1,093 different products during his lifetime?), but it also takes a lot of heart.