Noticeably absent from the list of worthy citizens who were acknowledged in the Australia Day honours were the entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurial talent is scarce; not everyone wants to take the risks; not everyone has the ability or inclination. Yet it is an essential element in our prosperity.
The role of the entrepreneur is crucial - not only to correct disequilibria in the market place but to discover opportunities. We need to admire those who risk their capital, their time and their skills to provide the products and services that the rest of us enjoy.