The BP-17 Translation Conference main program opened on Friday morning, 5 May, at the belle époque Urania Theatre. A series of 18-minute TED-X style talks filled the day from 0940 to 2100 that night. Talks, coffee breaks, lunch and supper all took place at the theatre. By the way, BP stands for “business + practice,” although we had fun making up all sorts of other expansions of those two letters (http://bpconf.com/story-bp-translation-conferences/). Continue reading
Walt Kania continues with “the rest of the story.” I will be back with a report on the Bologna Book Fair next. Meanwhile, smooth roads and tailwinds. Jonathan.
by Walt Kania
Is entrepreneurship somehow a more worthy calling than freelancing? Some people think so. I disagree. True, in some circles, the ‘entrepreneur’ carries many more status points. The entrepreneur is the capitalist hero. He is Andrew Carnegie, Michael Dell, and the guys who invented Google. The kids who sold YouTube for a few billion. The freelancer,…
Today, I invite Walt Kania, a guru at the top of the freelancing mountain (or heap), to share his two recent cogitations on the difference between freelancers and entrepreneurs. I hope that you enjoy his writing as much as I do.
by Walt Kania
Are freelancers just small-scale entrepreneurs? Not really. Are entrepreneurs just mega-freelancers? No. Freelancers and entrepreneurs are separate species. They are wired differently. I know plenty of freelancers and quite a few entrepreneurs, and like them both. But they seek different satisfactions, have different heroes, and have different daydreams. The main point of commonality: neither can…