Learn from entrepreneurs involved in all varieties of new venture creation across the USA; a unique, first-person, national characterization of the new venture experience.
Learn from those thinking and acting entrepreneurially within a diverse mix of organization types.
Read emerging insights about people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds gaining life skills from the practice of entrepreneurship.
We believe that entrepreneurship is no longer the exclusive domain of the lone visionary and risk-taker.
In a rapidly changing world looking for new ideas, innovative solutions and visionary leaders, the definition of an entrepreneur must evolve. Entrepreneurs create and shape our worlds. They possess skills that can be applied in any situation. They are comfortable with ambiguity, embrace accountability and adapt to a range of contexts. They are quick to identify and capitalize on opportunities, and are committed to generating economic, social, and personal value for themselves and others. But there is no one single type of entrepreneur.
We started by building a deep, first person understanding of the national entrepreneur experience, and learned that ‘entrepreneur’ is not a word reserved for just for new business owners. It’s a powerful word that when practiced can and has changed the world. Many individuals throughout our nation practice entrepreneurship yet don’t even know it. Our next volume of our work will start a new, more expansive narrative of what entrepreneurship is and can be. Using volume one on new venture entrepreneurs as our foundation, we will next look at Entrepreneurship of All Kinds.™ Will the methods used by a political campaign creator, a film maker or musician, an intrapreneur, a designer or a social activist be similar in any way? Can we distill common experience elements that will benefit all entrepreneurs?
We will tell their stories because we need more entrepreneurs of all kinds—we need them more than ever.