Richard Cantillon’s “Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General” (1755) first gave life to the word entrepreneur. Since then the word is used differently around the world and has acquired culture-specific connotations. In this video we look at the unique way the concept is expressed in small languages such as Irish Gaelic, Maori and Welsh as well as large languages such as Chinese, Japanese and English. The cast of scholars runs in this order: Introduction by Howard Frederick; Dennis Foley, Aboriginal Australian; Whatarangi Winiata, Maori; Dylan Jones-Evan, Welsh; Emer Ni Bhradaigh, Irish Gaelic; Rognavaldur Saemundsson, Icelandic; Erkko Autio, Finnish; Zoltan Acs, Hungarian; Per Davidsson, Swedish; Vyacheslav Dombrovsky, Russian; Liora Katzenstein, Hebrew; Takis Politis, Greek; Jose Ernesto Amoros, Ricardo Hernandez Mogollon, Jorge Jimenez, Antonia Sanin, Spanish; Gloria Talavera, Tagalog; Mona Kassim, Bruneian Malay; Taeyong Yang, Korean; Thanaphol Virasa, Thai; D.M. Semasinghe, Sinhala; Kankesu Jayanthakumaram, Tamil; Yohannes Somawiharja, Bahasa Indonesia; Toru Tanigawa, Japanese; Teng-Kee Tan, Mandarin. >> >> At the very end, there is a wonderful story by Emer Ni Bhradaigh about the life history of Richard Cantillon, the first economist to use the word entrepreneur. .