Recently I attended an interesting discussion around entrepreneurship. It was a part of a management project to see if even 1% of the DRDO scientists can be encouraged for entrepreneurship and how DRDO as an organization can help entrepreneurial people with them.
In between the discussion someone raised a question about whether entrepreneurs are born or created. Like every nature vs. nurture debate, it went on for quite some time and like ever nature vs. nurture debate, it had no conclusion.
Finally I took a stand that the debate was not worth the time. It was not like the organization was going to force somebody to become an entrepreneur. They were only looking at providing support, if there is entrepreneurial spirit in some people. And whether or not to take that support and go for entrepreneurship is everybody’s individual decision. When you are taking your own decision, the macro level question does not matter. You only have to see whether you want to do it or not. The macro level answers, even if any exist, are not going to help you.
We should not bother with these macro questions, when making our individual decision. It can be an interesting intellectual exercise to discuss them, but from decision making perspective, it may be a waste of time.