TRIPLE III TIME: What Is A “Culture” of Entrepreneurship & Innovation?
Over the last few months I have been privileged to work with a fun, down-to-earth group who very much want to develop their area community. By develop I mean: (1) the total community as a great place to live, (2) the business arena to expand employment opportunities, (3) the enhancement of education possibilities at all levels and (4) the interest in entrepreneurship. Yes, it is a large challenge…but focusing on only one area at a time…just does not seem effective or efficient.
The “tool” we have developed to facilitate our initiative is an “IDEAS Guidebook”. In simple terms the IDEAS Guidebook walks people through the idea-to-concept-to-product/service process. It is a very inclusive document and has “IT MUST BE FUN!” as its core philosophy. But how is this part of the: What Is A “Culture” of Entrepreneurship & Innovation? TRIPLE III TIME message?
The answer is that when people ask what I am up to these days…I proudly respond that “I am growing a grass-roots Culture of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.” A culture that is based on ideas…ideas from anyone and everyone in the community. A culture that embraces a “partnerships unlimited” practice and a culture where age or status doesn’t matter.
Also when I brag about developing a Culture of Entrepreneurship and Innovation I report that community leaders understand that it (the Culture) must come from inside the community…and not expect culture building commitments from the outside. They also look at their IDEAS Guidebook not as a manual for guaranteed success…but rather a booklet that encourages continuous support for the generation of ideas no matter how big or small.
Remember an idea is only a thought until it is shared with others.
These actions I think are the foundation elements of creating a “Culture of Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. What do you think?