Sunday, September 29, 2013, AM | Leave Comment
That’s pretty harsh statement to say that Americans’ entrepreneurship [skill, passion, and belief in the future] must deflect the bread lines of the 1930s. Don’t believe for a second that can ever happen in the good old U.S. of A. I mean the bread lines of the 1930s.
Nonetheless, Americans’ skill, passion, and belief in the future must create jobs as never before. They must deflect what is NOT coming to them, hopefully.
We, the people, have the know-how, the thinking and the entrepreneur spirit to lead a bonanza of jobs in the financial landscape of this great country. America has still got it and you better believe it.
The thirst of the U.S. landscape in ingenuity, skill, and passion is being quenched by the entrepreneurs of our times in all aspects of the economy and industry.
Valentin Gapontsev is such an entrepreneur, a Russian immigrant with a thick accent and a desire and skill for turning beams of light into cash and helping nearly 400 people and their families create a livelihood for themselves.
Forbes dot Com says…
Valentin Gapontsev is considered by Russians to be the father of the fiber-optic laser industry. In 1990, at age 51, he founded IPG Photonics, which produces high-power fiber-optic lasers for cutting materials and telecommunications.
The company is based in Oxford, Mass., but operates all over the world. He studied laser physics at the Soviet Academy of Science’s Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics. Gapontsev holds Russian and U.S. citizenships and lives in Worcester, Mass.
Presently, more than 500 people and in turn their families are dependent on their jobs in this company.
He created the company out of an idea he had and look how many folks are putting food on the table at the end of the day because of Valentin’s idea, its design and implementation.
Learn about how entrepreneurs start and then flourish their companies out of an idea and their passion.
Is Valentin one of a kind?
Of course not. There are millions of Americans still out there whose entrepreneurship has deflected the worst many times over since the bread lines of the 1930s.
“It is easy – terribly easy – to shake a man’s faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man’s spirit is devil’s work.” – George Bernard Shaw.
The government [executive/legislative] is helping which it must to flourish the man’s faith in himself and help stop the devil’s work of breaking a man’s spirit, in any shape or form.
In a Nutshell
Entrepreneurship must be fed by the government to create many more Valentin of the day. What we need to see more of firms like Gapontsev’s – young, innovative, hungry – as crucial to job creation.