Monday, September 16, 2013

Hunter and Cultivator: The Entrepreneur's ability

Once upon a time, in a 2000 year old book. There lived two young, boys Esau and Jacob. Esau was a skillful hunter who knows the in and out of the forest. Figuratively speaking, all the animals in the forest were always terrified of him. Jacob, was…well, a cool guy.

Anyway, at the end of the long story, Esau was left but to one blessing from his father - the Entrepreneur's ability. This marked the beginning of his turn around. Mensa Otabil calls this; “the blessing of seeking a change because of discontent”. Eventually, at the "real" end of the story, these two guys became successful in there respect.

But before Esau received the blessing of "Entrepreneur's ability" from his father. One major lesson I've learnt from Esau (a hunter) and Jacob (a cultivator) is summed up in 3 differences.
1. A hunter uses physical strength to produce, but a cultivator uses ideas to produce
2. A hunter hunts after one animal at a time, but a cultivator works with several animals at a time
3. A hunter kills what it hunts first, but a cultivator grows or multiplies what he has first.

So, why was Esau so desperate for food that he willingly sold his birthright to Jacob in exchange for soup? I'm sure you've already seen the answer in the above differences.

One noteworthy fact is that, one aspect of each notion is already impressed subconsciously (if not consciously) in the minds of successful and not so successful individuals. Take for example, working with several animals at a time might sound interesting to conglomerate owners (i.e. A business organization involved in many areas) and to others, it might sound inchoate.
However, undeniably speaking, these 3 differences have a tremendous and far reaching effect on why some people/countries are successful and others are not.   

The real question here is, will you be the hunter or the cultivator? Which mentality will you pick?

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