We face some huge problems in the world. Some of them are of our own making. Some are persistent issues that we haven’t yet conquered.
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The problems we face aren’t unprecedented. Our ancestors have taken on problems of similar scope. But we still shouldn’t underestimate the size of our current challenges.
As we look forward to the election here in the United States, we see only one solution to all of these problems. It can be described in one term.
That term doesn’t start with a D. Nor does it start with a R. The one word solution starts with an E:
Entrepreneurs are the key to solving the problems of the world.
We need entrepreneurs like never before:
We need entrepreneurs in the traditional sense of the word.
Entrepreneurs are the economic engine of any economy.
We see people living in poverty. More and more people are giving up. They have stopped looking for work.
The number of people in the labor market in the United States has hit a 30-year low. We’ve witnessed all-time highs in the number of people receiving government assistance, even affecting the most educated.
More and more good people are settling for a life of dependency.
Entrepreneurship is the answer. Yet startups are at record lows.
And research shows that entrepreneurship begets entrepreneurs:
“…by far the most significant cause of entrepreneurial opportunities is prior entrepreneurial activity.”
Entrepreneurship creates opportunity for an expanding circle of people.
Yes, we need a growing, thriving entrepreneurial economy. We need to create an environment that nurtures it all over the world.
We need to unleash its power. It’s the prosperity solution. The only alternative is austerity.
So entrepreneurship is the single solution with the power to unite us.
We need more entrepreneurs now – to solve problems for customers, buy from suppliers, create jobs for the unemployed and underemployed, increase the tax base and build wealth for themselves and their investors.
These entrepreneurs will then fuel more entrepreneurship and wealth will continue to expand as one entrepreneurial firm spins off from another.
That’s an important note: The pie doesn’t get smaller for anyone. The pie doesn’t stay the same. The pie gets bigger.
But here’s another important note: Wealth is only created by entrepreneurs when they solve a problem or create an opportunity for their customers. Entrepreneurship makes people better off on all sides of the relationship!
We need more for-profit entrepreneurs AND non-profit entrepreneurs.
We need more entrepreneurial politicians.
Are you tired of the same old rhetoric election season after election season? We need politicians with fresh ideas, new alternatives and a BIGG vision.
We need entrepreneurial politicians who argue their own merits rather than just bashing their competition. Isn’t that one of first rules of sales?
Wouldn’t it be nice to see political contests conducted at a level of maturity at least equal to an election for Student Council President?
We need entrepreneurial politicians who under-promise and over-deliver – people who don’t make a promise in the first place if they don’t think they can make it so.
We need politicians who understand the order of value, as entrepreneurs do. First, you create value for others which then creates value for yourself.
Job security for a politician should come from serving constituents, not him- or herself. We know this goes against a politician’s nature, but it is the entrepreneur’s nature.
And what better way to serve your constituents than to create an environment for more entrepreneurship?
We need more entrepreneurial citizens.
The internet is connecting us like never before. It is flattening organizations and decentralizing operations.
As the pace of our lives increases, command-and-control is dying.
So why should we expect it to work with government?
As citizens, we need to understand that the major problems we face will only be solved through grassroots initiatives. We can’t just vote and be done. We must vote. But that’s not enough.
So the bottom line is: We need YOU!
We need you to participate. But more importantly, we need you to lead.
We need you to live up to your full potential. We need you to help others be a BIGG success. And in so doing, you too will reach BIGG success!
Do you think entrepreneurs are the key?
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