The difference between entrepreneurs and professionals is that professionals execute well that which works. Not only do we need to be entrepreneurs but we also need to be professionals, if we are to reach our peak potential. Professionals have the experience that is critical for success. They may or may not be entrepreneurs but have a lot to both learn and impart.
This conference is about entrepreneurial success and without professionals we would be short-changing it. And a professional who is not entrepreneurial will see stunted results and has a lot to learn from entrepreneurs, independent of what the professional does.
We have to ask ourselves - why is it that 80% of all sales come from 20% of the sales people? Why is it that 62 in the world hold more wealth than half of the world's population does. Why is it that a disporportionate share of successful entrepreneurship comes from a small group of serially successful entrepreneurs? The answer is both complex, as well as simple. It is not about intelligence - we know that now. It is not about privileged upbringing we know that too now. It is not about knowledge because Google pretty much has it all.
They do something the rest of world does not. It is a complex set of attributes that are put together in them. Like an exposive, where a few set of chemicals need to come together, these attributes need to come together under variying cirumstances. What works for one will not work for the other.
Let's explore, learn, and earn what is rightfully within reach.