In a previous post, I quoted Rethinking Marketing: The Entrepreneurial Imperative by Minet Schindehutte, Michael H. Morris, and Leyland F. Pitt They write:
"The entrepreneur is an action initiator who thinks in action. Thus, entrepreneurship is something people do–it emphasizes an approach that puts action (creation) first, not thinking (creativity)."
Eckstein has amazingly creative ideas, which I will write about in future posts, but he already has a creation–a product–Inco, a dashboard and administration tool for Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server 10.4 and 10.5. Inco was featured on TUAW, The Unofficial Apple Weblog.
Didn’t his creativity envision Inco before he created it?
Maybe it’s the "not" in the "not thinking" Schindehutte et al. definition that concerns me. I treasure my own creativity and see it interwoven with my creations. I often lie in bed each morning as I awake, open to an opening line for whatever I’m currently writing. I got the line for the first piece on Eckstein this morning. Wait ’til you see what he’s up to.
I’ve written the line down. Creation or creativity?