During Friday’s luncheon at the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) event at Pellissippi State Community College, Becky Corbin, the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, shared a special coin with us that says it all.
One side of the coin is about entrepreneurship with this message – “Create, organize and manage an enterprise with considerable initiative and risk. The message on the other side is about stewardship – “Intentional and responsible planning and management of entrusted resources.”
In other words, how do you succeed as an entrepreneur? You must be a good steward of resources but you also must practice good stewardship, giving back to your community.
Corbin said the coin was inspired by the thoughts and work of Sam Thevanayagam, a successful New Jersey-based Entrepreneur. He was a keynote speaker at NACCE’s annual conference last November, and you can click here to view a YouTube video of that presentation.
Here are the two sides of the coin.