He also shared the reasons he has discovered that have led him to continue to pursue and help others pursue careers in entrepreneurship in the following list:
Reasons for being an Entrepreneur
• Have an idea
• Questionable fit in large organizations
• Comfortable with risk
• Cash flow and/or value creation focused
• Self-learner/constant curiosity
Gary was adamant about the need for our society, in our current economy, to return to its roots of hard work and diligence in creating valuable enterprises from smart individuals.
“I got asked by Notre Dame Magazine to offer up a commentary on ‘Where are the new jobs going to come from’ … I’ve thought about it and thought about it with the people that I know, and I realized that people need to learn to be self-reliant again,” David said. “People need to realize that professionals and the jobs they’ve had before may be gone out of the U.S. economy for good. People that are getting smarter are going up and recreating themselves with a new business. ”
He also shared his wisdom in what to strive for when one gets to the point where they are looking to have their company bought.
“One of the truisms in selling companies is that ‘companies are never sold, they’re bought,’ which means you want to be in the position where the buyer is pursuing you, you are not putting the company up for sale.”
- Rob Goates