What is the perspective of the entrepreneur and what does it share with the foresight perspective? The hypothesis to be discussed in this piece is that both the foresight and entrepreneurial perspectives are 'meta-cognitive' stances. They allow one to step outside habits of mind and by doing so increase the awareness and range of decision choices. Environmental scanning is discussed as an exemplar of a 'breadth' perspective. A layered approach to consciousness is discussed as an exemplar of a 'depth' perspective.