Entrepreneurship needs to be boring

Eric Ries was in Chicago recently for a Lean Startup Circle talk. One of his observations is that entrepreneurship these days is sexy. It's hot. It's getting a lot of attention.

In reality, the process of getting a company up, running and successful is boring. Indeed, I would dare say that some of my classmates from Kellogg who have not gone on to pursue their ventures have secretly shied away from it precisely because some portions of the process are mind-numbing in their level of boredom. It includes
  • Getting paperwork completed
  • Chasing people up, over and over again
  • Sending lots and lots of emails and making lots and lots of calls, most of which lead to nowhere

Why go through all this when you can take a prestigious, well-paying job, and be an advisor to senior executives?