Is “system builder” the new founder? An Oxford lecturer’s myth-busting guide to the word entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs are often viewed as world-changers that risk it all. But an Oxford lecturer says instead we should refer to them as “system builders”.
Written By Elaine Jung referencing views by Marc Ventresca, Academic director and economic sociologist at Oxford University
- System builders have a vision and implement it in complex ways that involve pulling apart what exists, reusing that, re-purposing what is already in place.
- Ideally, entrepreneurs address a need, and are solving a problem in a value chain of a community or a country or an industry, and that’s a very different image than one of a heroic individual who is motivated by “high risk, high reward”.
- (Product) Managers in general look at the big picture, narrow it down and get more precise and specific, and follow through with a solution.
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