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Tim Westergren: What’s the difference between an idea and an opportunity?

What makes an entrepreneur? According to Pandora founder Tim Westergren, it’s the ability to spot the connection between an idea and an opportunity.

“I think the difference between an idea and an opportunity is what really defines entrepreneurship. I think entrepreneurs are people who are gamed to jump in and see if there’s a connection, if an idea is indeed an opportunity. They aren’t, sometimes because they were never meant to be, sometimes because they were poorly executed. But I think it’s also true that sometimes the greatest opportunities were ideas that at the time didn’t really seem like good ideas. And I think entrepreneurs are the folks who are willing to take a chance and find out.” — Tim Westergren

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