Musings on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Thursday, October 09, 2003
Growing Recognition of the Death of the Old Economic Order
Earlier today, I spoke with Erik Pages of EntreWorks Consulting and the National Dialog on Entrepreneurship. He's seeing a rising tide of realization - on a global scale - of the death of the old economic order and the growing importance of how entrepreneurship is a key to successful economic development as well as the cultivation of civic capacity in the form of future leadership. Erik sees this trend as being particularly true in more rural places, where people have seen their economic fortunes erode as globalization has reduced the competitiveness of agricultural commodities and assembly work. Many people in many places are looking for models, templates, and success stories that they can emulate in order to cultivate more entrepreneurially vibrant communities.