In working with now more than 5700 entrepreneurs from 31 countries, I have gotten to see the transformation of many lives and many communities. I see possibility in people. I see opportunity for all. I see a pathway forward… not necessarily an easy path, but a path that can create a world that works together.
When there is no possibility, the only result is either depression or aggression. Depression- wasting away an individual’s life who doesn’t see the action possible, or aggression- where the only path of action that the individual sees is violence.
Communities, when they organize together, can create opportunity for each other. Social capital, individuals working with individuals, creates opportunities earlier… This is before financial capital comes in to play, which sits on the sideline till financial gain can be sought. There’s a time for both, yet in the US we’ve forgotten the power of social capital because of the success of the market. This market has typically taken care of needs in the US, but has failed in being complete and solving the underlying problems that exist.
In this week’s Tech Ranch Campfire on July 22nd at 4 pm, we as a community will organize together to start addressing solutions for our community’s crises. At the center of our work will be the entrepreneurs that are taking action to make a difference. Join us in the conversation, and in the action forward. Through working together, we can make the world a better place.