How will a return to personal purpose change my work?
How can we build local economies that transform the distribution of wealth and power?
Putting forward entrepreneurship as a social change mechanism is a simplistic approach. We cannot apply business product development to social challenges. If we want to truly build resilient local economies we are going to have to address issues like racism, sexism, hunger, wealth distribution and many more. These are the issues which I believe lie at the root of our economic vulnerability.
Having a thriving entrepreneurial sector is important but not an answer in itself. We cannot put all our eggs in one basket - there is no silver bullet for change, it must happen on all fronts. The more connected the change leaders are the more accelerated their learning is and the faster we move through the eye of the needle.
I do think that there is a way to apply the entrepreneurial mindset to systems challenges - just as Rachel Sinha and Charmain Love identify in their article "Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to the World's Failing Systems". Well, no answers here and lots to think about for me.
How can I identify the key leverage point for an intervention into a system?
I need an issue that is compelling enough to bring together the key players. How can I identify this critical issue? What are ways in which we can analyse the current data to surface systemic pressure points? How can I leverage the the core of people we are already working with to see a bigger picture and be able to make strategic choices towards systems change?
What's the best way to run a kick ass webinar series?
How can the design of leadership education within government transform the organisational culture?
What does an industry wide participatory summit for senior level leaders look like?
How can we best launch a national community of social justice and equity practitioners?
Now ... time for a trip to Europe for BtB and some holiday with friends and family!