For they're the master risk takers who always defy the Law.
They're the bafflement of the investor, the Financial markets despair:
For when the enterprise reaches global fame --
It is clear The Entrepreneur's been there!
O Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur, there's no one like the mighty Entrepreneur,
They've broken every human law, They break the laws of gravity.
Their powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
And when you see a successful business -- the Entrepreneur has certainly been there !
You may seek them in the basement, you may look up in the air--
But I tell you once and once again, The Entrepreneur has done something there !
The Entrepreneur's a ginger cat, They're all hardworking but fun;
You would know them when you see'em, for their eyes are sunken in.
Their brow is deeply lined with thought,
Their heads are highly domed;
Their coats are dusty from neglect, their whiskers are uncombed.
They sway their head from side to side, with movements like a snake;
And when you think they're half asleep, they're always wide awake.
The Entrepreneur, The Entrepreneur, there's no one like The Mighty Entrepreneur,
For they're a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity.
You may meet them in a by-street, you may see them in the square--
And, when a company goes for a listing, the Entrepreneur has certainly been there !
And their footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard's
And when the status quo can't be rooted, or a new invention commercialised,
Or when the digital divide needs to be bridged,
Or solar panels are over priced,
Ay, there's the wonder of why the Entrepreneur isn't there !
And when the Economy needs some growth,
Or Industry needs to innovate by the way,
There may be a scrap of hope if the Entrepreneur is still there
But it's useless to press them — for they'll simply disappear !
And when this loss has been disclosed, the State'll say:
‘We need the Mighty Entrepreneur!'
—but they'll be in a different country looking to innovate over there !
You'll be sure to find'em resting, or a-licking their thumbs';
Or engaged in doing complicated innovation related sums.
The Entrepreneur, The Entrepreneur, Oh the Mighty Entrepreneur,
There's no one like the Mighty Entrepreneur they say.
There never was a Cat of such deceitfulness and suavity.
They always have a startup, and one or two to spare:
At whatever time the company listing took place
— The Entrepreneur has certainly been there !
And they say that of all the Professions whose deeds are widely known
(I might mention Lawyers, I might mention Bankers)
Are no compare to the Mighty Entrepreneur
- who simply innovates them out of the way
Because they are the Napoleons' of their of Age !
Adapted from T.S.Eloit - Macavity: The Mystery Cat, 1939