I came back on Sunday from the World Entrepreneurship Forum in Singapore,
Tired, yes tired is the word- but strangely energized and buzzing with ideas and words, again, words to put out there.
Entrepreneurs seem to be a catalyst for change,
Maybe because they all are dreamers, but of a new economy?
Maybe because they are passionate and energetic but paired with this profound self awareness of their flaws and what they need to be successful ( focus again was mentioned) ?
Maybe because they are at the same time not afraid to challenge the status quo and incredibly tolerant to difference?
They value, they cherish difference because they cannot innovate without it ?
I came back with a different vision of the world, from individual purpose to community, from money to social justice. I tested first hand the need to plant seeds and inspire vocation, encourage and mentor, share and positively challenge.
I tested first hand the warmth and the personal curiosity
Competition- Yes but as a driver
Collaboration – yes but as a tool to test and create value.
Networking- Yes- but as a way to build long terms.
Money – Yes but less and less as a driver, more a tool to have an impact
Innovation- yes critical to maintain and foster
Technology- Yes as an enabler but not a end purpose
Social Justisce- Yes to have a legacy, make this world a better place.
Friendship – Important to build, to laugh with, to go out partying with ( and Boy, they can party !)
Family – Even more important, to comfort and learn from, with, to create a legacy, to change a country.
I just compare with my old world- the sophisticated corridors of the corporate world. The corridors of power? I am not so sure anymore ?
With one entrepreneur comes 3 to 5 jobs, with one entrepreneur comes tangible and measurable impact … so what it is going to be ? a rebalance and reshifting of the economy ? Adios Corporate welcome SMESs?
My commitment- plant the seeds writing, and speaking about you Guillaume, Fernando, Tamara, Genevieve, Ini, Rabih, Fadi, Sanjeev, Yves-Henri, Caroline, Catherine, Jeff, Dave and some much more…
My commitment- well I can’t help to let the Former CFO talk for a moment – help you getting what you need financially to spread the word, duplicate the model, and create a critical mass of …change agents..