Most of us met Phase I of the recession with disbelief. How do you wrap your head around a meltdown when you’re coming off a best year yet? We were all in this sunny swimming pool of prosperity, splashing in warm, blue water when suddenly it was drained. There we stood, wet and shivering, looking at each other. We began processing our new reality – we were grounded, not swimming - it wasn’t fun, instead it hurt. The floor was cement and we were no longer weightless. We waited but the water did not return so we got angry, got out of the pool and started adjusting. That is where we are today.
This is where I want to start a new series on building back entrepreneurial America – and explore how we, as small business owners must guide this shift. Together we can build a new paradigm of success and I’m hoping you will enter this conversation and contribute to its evolution.
Fact: The greatest amount of American Wealth ever created in this country has been generated since 1980. From that point, almost every human category of endeavor has changed. According to the research in The New Elite, written by Jim Taylor, Doug Harrison and Stephen Kraus of the Harrison Group, “Wealth is just as likely to come from big ideas and extensions of big ideas crafted in an environment driven by individuals. (page 38)
What their research reveals is that we, the entrepreneurs in this country have had the insight, ideas, courage and drive to emerge as a driving economic force in America. My first question to you, is if you believe the research? And if so, are YOU ready to start building that new paradigm with me and your fellow entrepreneurs?