Monday, November 05, 2012

When You Think Like An Entrepreneur, You Are The Powers That Be

Society flourishes when people think entrepreneurially.

When a natural disaster devastates millions of people’s livelihoods, the stories that touch my heart the most are the ones involving courageous people who don’t need permission to take action, the ones who don’t wait around for the green light from above to help those in need.

According to a recent article, The Red Hook Initiative was joined by about fifteen people from the Occupy movement who have set up infrastructure and logistics for running hot meal operations serving, hundreds of people every day, bringing in medics, gathering information and broadcasting calls for volunteers and supplies.

Real entrepreneurship isn’t about running a business, it’s about running the risk. In the words of Douglas Rushkoff, the biggest threat to the powers that be is anyone who occupies anything.

That’s the exciting part about thinking like an entrepreneur.

You are the powers that be.

It is that initiative, that instigation capital, that human will, and that desire to move forward, that make the world better.