Here’s how NSIV members completed this phrase: “You know you’re an entrepreneur IF….”
The lucky winner of this competition was revealed at our Holiday Party. William Glover, CSO of ZS Genetics, took the prize for his repartee:
“ if your spouse calls you ‘self-unemployed.’”
* Source of Inspiration: How Do You Know if You Are an Entrepreneur? (Published by Kirchner Private Capital Group). We expect William’s one liner to make it into the next edition of the book.
Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):
“your favorite word is free; your second favorite word is cheap.” Larry Takiff, President, Akita Innovations;
“you’re good at herding cats.” William Bardosh,CEO, TerraVerdae BioWorks;
“when people ask you, ‘How are you doing?’ and you think they’re asking about your startup.” Brian Neltner, CEO, Navolta;
“risking everything on the unknown theory is more rewarding than any compensation for the known fact.” Brian Back, Ftorion (website in process);
“you’re winning a battle that others said could not be won!” Eric Graham, Founder & CEO, CrowdComfort;
“simple is elegant.” Barry Yomtov, CTO, AdvaStim;
“you start planning for the bad quarter while you’re in the midst of a good one.” Roger Nassar, Founder & CEO, RAN Biotechnologies.