. . . there is the dream and the will to found a private kingdom . . . there is the will to conquer: the impulse to fight, to prove oneself superior to others, to succeed for the sake, not of the fruits of success, but of success itself. . . Finally there is the joy of creating, of getting things done, or simply of exercising one’s energy and ingenuity.

Joseph Schumpeter, on the nature and essential character of the entrepreneur, The Theory of Economic Development

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