Faith, Hope, and Resources Not Currently Controlled

At Half Price Books this past weekend, I picked up a book called How to Think Like an Entrepeneur. The diminutive size and bright orange cover caught my eye (the book is part of a series published by Picador).

The book is good, worth a read.

The author, Philip Broughton, ranges widely, and the book ends with a discussion of Samuel Beckett — not quite what I was expecting, but pertinent nonetheless.

I'll mention here the definition of the subject that the author provides:

Entrepeneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled.

In reading that, it struck me that entrepeneurship and the theological virtues of faith and hope have something in common. 

Abraham trusted that he would have a lawful heir, and Mary pursued a supremely unique opportunity, "without regard to resources currently controlled."