At the risk of overexciting the pressed khaki, Ivy League crowd (you know the ones: in their late thirties and still “brash young leaders” in their own minds, “challenging” the status quo, albeit from very safe spaces), I want to share this article that so piqued my interest last night I turned it into a newswire. The article waves the flag for so-called “systempreneurs,” or people who are interested in making the REALLY BIG systems shift to meet really big existing or impending social problems.
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It is an interesting idea—hardly new of course, but the prism is being turned a bit and the concept is being linked to an outside-in sourcing of ideas and energy, which—guess what, folks?—is (or should be) our native practice. In fact, the authors link the concept to OWS, which makes good sense.
I would love to hear what you think—and feel free to tell me that I have been duped by the latest intellectual-fad fluff!