A keynote speech to the Cato Institute titled “Entrepreneurs are the Heroes of the World“. Author Johan Norberg credits the progress over the past 200 years to entrepreneurs and the market economies they operate within.
The amazing fact is that entrepreneurs and innovators and businesses have turned luxuries that not even kings could afford into low-priced everyday items at you local store. That is the best defense of capitalism.
(via The Entrepreneurial Mind)
I’ve often thought that if others truly understood the contribution entrepreneurs make to our world, they would be thought of as heroes. I find it valuable to simply look around your home or office, at the magical technology and products that are readily available and think about the people who dedicated their lives to making that wonderful technology affordable to the common man.