John Dearborn, president of Cleveland-based venture development organization JumpStart Inc., spoke to the Western Reserve Academy community about "What the Future Holds: Why it May Not Be a Traditional Job" as 2012's Burton D. Morgan Foundation lecturer.
Dearborn, the father of two Western Reserve Academy grads, began his talk by defining an entrepreneur as "someone who organizes, manages and assumes the risk of a particular enterprise...."
"I was not prepared to be an entrepreneur. I did not have the education or the finances, and I came from very unremarkable beginnings," he said. "But I worked for an entrepreneur for four years in high school, and I learned more from him because he was a scrapper, and he was self-taught...."
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