Monday, 21 November 2011

Believe in the future by creating it first... action triumphs everything

"Believe in the future by creating it first... action triumphs everything", were the words that entrepreneurial thought leader Len Schlesinger spoke at a conference I was at recently. At present, as Schlesinger commented; we have:
  • 2 million people live on less than $2 a day;
  • An educational system that is totally inadequate;
  • A world where our food distribution system where we have more food than we need, but we can’t get it to the people that need it;
  • A world in which the millennial generation is looking forward to a future of a lesser standard than the previous generation;
  • Political processes are completely inadequate to meet the needs of our country.
If we're honest, we don't know what the future is going to look like, but we know that it needs to look better than today. I fear that we spend too much time worrying about whether our solution is going to work as opposed to creating the future ourselves. With apologies to Nike, let's just create it!

11:55 update: @_garrilla just replied to me, we don't really know what 'better' is, we should check if it works, if so keep, if not do differently and repeat adinfitum. I agree, and not's let worrying about whether it will be 'better' stop us from trying it out.

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