AUTHOR: Jack Delosa is a 27-year-old entrepreneur and investor who has a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. Jack has four successful businesses, two of those businesses are multimillion dollar enterprises, MBE education, which helps small to medium enterprises raise money for investors and sell their business. In addition to The Entourage Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that is awakening a generation of innovative and creative young people to move Australia forward by providing business education nationally through high schools (Kordahi 2014, p. xxii).
THE NATURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ITS ROLE IN BUSINESS
Entrepreneurship is a powerful combination of imagination, enthusiasm, vigour, passion, excitement, insight, assertiveness, and hard work which enables great ideas to become more than just a dream but a reality (Bessant and Tidd 2011, p. 10). Bessant and Tidd (2011, p. 11) suggests entrepreneurship is a human characteristic which combines structure with passion, planning with vision, tools with the wisdom to use them, strategy with the energy to execute it and judgement with the propensity to take risks, and the new start up venture in which the lone entrepreneur takes a calculated risk to bring something new into the world.Furthermore, Jack inherits all the human characteristics of an entrepreneur. He is a risk taker, recognises opportunities, and is driving innovation to create value socially and commercially across the life cycle of his four organisations (Bessant and Tidd 2011, p. 11). Hence, Jack believes to be an entrepreneur is to be genuine and real. It is to create a idea that is not imitative from the past. It is to develop a product that will astound your audience. It is to not think of mark…
…ut and if that doesn’t work, bring it back in, and change it, in innovation change represents both a thing and an action (Delosa 2014, p.15).
Entrepreneurs are not afraid to take risks, they believe failure is positive rather than a negative, they are willing to work long and hard hours, they stay committed to never giving . Jack Delosa goes against the norm of traditional business and management thinking and enlightens you about what you won’t learn about entrepreneurship in any MBA program. Filled with rich insights, feasible advice and real-life examples, UnProfessional presents a rare point of view for today’s progressive-thinking entrepreneurs (Kordahi 2014, p. xxii).
Bessant, J & Tidd, J 2011, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, United Kingdom.
Delosa, J 2014, UnProfessional, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Queensland.