By Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.
Traditional entrepreneurs — the kind who risk everything to launch a venture in their parents’ garage — spend much of their time fighting against government. They relate to the Rabbi in “Fiddler on the Roof,” who quips: “May God bless and keep the Tsar … far away from us!” They know that if government creates anything, it is usually bureaucracy. Rules, regulations, permit procedures and, of course, tax bills all come from City Hall. Government culture is simply not built for entrepreneurship. At least, this was my view before meeting Saudi official Amr Al-Dabbagh in January 2009. | Book: Governpreneurship: Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Government (Edward Elgar, Oct. 17, 2012)
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