December 08, 2007

SWYL : What is Enterprise?

Wikipedia says -
Answers.com says -
  1. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
  2. A business organization.
  3. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit: Private enterprise is basic to capitalism.
  4. Willingness to undertake new ventures; initiative: “Through want of enterprise and faith men are where they are, buying and selling, and spending their lives like serfs” (Henry David Thoreau).
Princeton says -
  • a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
  • an organization created for business ventures; "a growing enterprise must have a bold leader"
  • readiness to embark on bold new ventures
Oxford English Dictionary says -
  • A design of which the execution is attempted; a piece of work taken in hand, an undertaking; chiefly, and now exclusively, a bold, arduous ,or momentous undertaking.
  • Disposition or readiness to engage in undertakings of difficulty, risk or danger; daring spirit
  • The action of taking in hand; management, superintendence
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