“I believe that stability is the friend of the status quo, and chaos is the friend of the entrepreneur,” she says. “So I get nervous when things are too stable.”
Not only has she taken her share of risks throughout her career, she has made a point of encouraging others to do the same.
Ms. Rottenberg is the cofounder and chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit organization that helps budding entrepreneurs achieve their full potential through a mentor network and other kinds of support.
Since its founding in 1997, Endeavor has helped entrepreneurs in developing countries who have, in turn, created thousands of jobs â€“ and in many cases have built the foundation for a new attitude toward entrepreneurship in their homelands.
Endeavor is aimed more at growing existing businesses rather than starting new ones. After being unanimously selected by a panel of business leaders, promising entrepreneurs participate in the Endeavor program for at least six months.