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This article was published on April 12, 2011

    Being an Entrepreneur is a thousand jobs

    Being an Entrepreneur is a thousand jobs
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    The funniest quote from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” as far as I’m concerned must be this one:

    Matthew: I have a question for you real quick. What did you think of my demo? Did you get it?
    Aldous Snow: I was gonna listen to that, but then, um, I just carried on living my life.

    Sometimes being an entrepreneur seems like trying to get down the obstacle course on your way to doing some actual work.

    There are always meetings to attend, people to meet, articles to read and blogposts to comment on.

    I sometimes wonder what is the core activity of entrepreneurship. I can’t be all this ‘stuff’ can it? Can we just ignore it all and carry on with our lives?

    Unfortunately you can’t. Starting a company is more than coming up with a nifty idea and building it. You have a thousand jobs: manager, inspirator, salesman, cleaner, designer, developer, webmaster and PR manager to name a few.

    That is what makes being an entrepreneur exciting, and frustrating, at times. Now, back to work!