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Where do you find the inspiration and energy to start and build your own venture?

I'm interested to learn where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs get their inspiration from for starting and running their own venture? From discussions with many peers I learn that inspiration for undertaking a business comes from one's self, but that external sources also play a significant role. Think of role models, peers, literature, tv/film, the like. I'd like to know if these answers are different for entrepreneurs around the globe.


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    Mar 13 2011: In my case there are two major factors. One is when you see the need you think you can facilitate and second one is the urge (borne from dissatisfaction of status quo) to do things in a better way. There are of course also a number of “external” factors such as a opportunity, independence, risk and so on that are very important for course of decisions.

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