What do we mean by Entrepreneurial Mindset?
An entrepreneurial mindset (EM) is a collection of mental habits. These include an attentiveness toward opportunities and a focus on their impact, all with the intention of creating value.
EM equips people to identify opportunities and create value in any context. This learned behavior is a way of thinking about the world and acting upon what you see.
EM empowers you to question, adapt, think differently, and make positive change. This can be related to entrepreneurship, but is not exclusive to new ventures.
Why EM for engineers?
Engineers with an entrepreneurial mindset transform the world.
Engineers with this mindset understand the bigger picture, can recognize opportunities, evaluate markets, and learn from mistakes to create value for themselves and others.
Think about a recent technical achievement. An engineer almost certainly contributed to it. Engineers work with a wide range of businesses to deliver solutions at scale. They collaborate with chemists, doctors, and elected officials. They have the potential to make a positive impact on society and the world around them.
EM amplifies the work that engineers already do. Entrepreneurially minded engineers are powerful agents of societal good. They understand stakeholder needs. They have the skillset to design and build solutions. Such engineers recognize problems as opportunities, assess the potential impact of solutions, and use their skills to create value for others.