Building Entrepreneurial Society

I am quoting John Naisbitt, the famous author on future studies; who said

In a world that is constantly changing, there is no one subject or set of subjects that will serve you for the foreseeable future, let alone for the rest of your life. The most important skill to acquire now is learning how to learn.

The guy is recipient of 17 honorary doctorates in the humanities, technology and science, you might want to give that quote another read, go on… I’ll wait…

Today’s age is the age of information, and this information is not only being created at every possible place on earth, it is being shared and exchanged at a much greater level. To put this into perspective, there was 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every 2 days, and the pace is increasing. This fact clearly points out the need of the society today has risen from eradicating poverty and hunger to a much larger scale of managing the information we already have and optimizing its use to have the best solutions to the ever-growing needs of the people. The only way to deal with this is to have hubs where innovative people can create products and services in a way that haven’t been done before.

Entrepreneurial Innovation is the key to a better future. It has been proved several times over that now it is impossible to work without mutual cooperation in this globalized economy. When all the major currencies in the world are inter-locked with each other, gain/loss in any area of the world impacts others as well. Thus, all the arguments support a common cause; interconnected global entrepreneurial societies are our best bet for a better future. There are several examples of such societies doing good work, be it the Singularity University operating from the NASA center, or be it the Kairos Society, where I am a fellow, are operating to connect young entrepreneurial leaders towards a world sans boundaries.

As the initial capital-driven Solow model and the more recent knowledge-driven Romer model have not delivered the expected levels of economic performance by themselves, a mandate for entrepreneurship policy has emerged and begun to diffuse throughout the entire globe. It is upon this new mantel of entrepreneurial society that locations, ranging from communities to cities, states and even entire nations, hang their hopes, dreams and aspirations for prosperity and security. I certainly am interested in working towards the cause to the best of my efforts.