435929 The Art of Being an Entrepreneur

Tuesday, November 10, 2015: 12:30 PM
Salon A/B/C (Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek)
Michael Saucier, Transpara, Pleasanton, CA

Entrepreneurs have an exciting approach life.  Chaos is welcomed as long as opportunities can be kicked out of the mix and an organized defined clarity can lead to a profitable investment.  Risk is not avoided, but is well understood and embraced.  The simplicity and focus of delivering the initial entrepreneurial product is followed by well thought out plan for growth.  Entrepreneurs are full of paradox.  The drive and passion to launch the idea into the business may have to be replaced with letting go to continue its path to growth and continued success.  George Washington laid down the sword once he made sure that his start up was on a successful path.   The focus on the metrics of investment must be balanced with the need to change direction on new information.  Willingness to go all in and know that in any situation a solution will emerge continually battles with the need for insuring that bills are paid and commitments met.  Captain Kirk’s ability to give the order to save the day, must be preceded by Spock’s logical evaluation of the options for consideration.  Chemical system development must never compromise on safety.  The evaluation and understanding of the energy stored and potential energy released from various operations must be given the time and resources needed to insure that a hap hazard and corner cutting first prototype is not dangerous to all who are involved.  This consideration must not overwhelm the other traits that make the chemical development effort entrepreneurial.  The spirit must be active and passionate, and it is even more important to have the highest performing people who know what they are doing.

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