If you’re wondering whether or not you should be an entrepreneur, here’s a better question to ask: Are you interested in helping others and constantly adding value to their lives, even at the expense of your own comfort and success?
The best way to find the answer is by trying it out: Figure out a way you can help someone today , and go do it for free. Tomorrow, figure out how you can help two people. Next week, help ten people. Then do a reality check: are you really adding value? are you enjoying it enough to do it even if you’re not paid for it? Can you scale it to add value to 100 or 1000 people in the next couple of months?
* someone who understands how to build technologies and systems to solve problems;
* someone who understands the human factors behind those problems, why they exist, what it takes to fix them and how to shape the experience;
* someone who understands how to reach, talk to and sell to the people who's problems are being sold - and keep finding more of them
One of Steve Jobs’ biggest heroes is Edwin Land, the inventor of Polaroid. Former Apple CEO John Sculley describes a meeting they had years ago and how both Land and Jobs felt that products existed all along — they just needed to discover them.