A Focus on Entrepreneurial Development
Common sense begs us to have a road map when we embark on a journey. The future is a path we all must tread. To read some insights and signposts along the way may be helpful for the journey. With our world, under a financial cloud, which can reveal our insecurities and traditions of old, we need to realize that the world is in a state of flux. Change is inevitable and is happening! Steve Rose on his blog has written an excellent article called The Transition to Entrepreneurial Life , from a philosophical and new millennium point of view. He highlights, what he calls, Modern Liberalism in which moral and traditional boundaries have been moved. This poses serious new challenges both on our moral and financial frontiers. Change is happening! What would he say, I wonder, about South Africa, if he understood its extreme complexities. His blog deserves a read for it is food for thought, as we focus on Entrepreneurship, and the future. steverroseblog[dot]com
I have written a simple article on Entrepreneurship, which introduces CareSA Designs, my entrepreneur enterprise to this subject. See some of the CareSA Designs below.
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At a meeting, called for by Soul Action and Crossroads in Durban, we focused on Entrepreneurial Development. Some of the complexities that arose, as experienced by some of the Project Leaders who work deep in the Kwa Zulu Natal rural community are : Cultural traditions. Communities shackled by a poverty mindset. Hindering jealousies at signs of progress. No self-contribution required resulting in lack of ownership of projects. The different tiers of economic development, and world views. For there are many “worlds” in this world we call South Africa. These were only some of the topics.
As South Africans we have a tendency to focus on our overwhelming problems. “Take the problems and find the solutions” – were words spoken by a global entrepreneur. We may need new approaches, innovations and community creativity to solve our problems. In a world of change there is one constant, the Word of God, the Bible. We will leave an indefinable injustice behind if we do not take the Word of God with us into Social Development. For within its pages lie the sustainability of faith hope love and everything else in between, for the renewing of the mind and for a good future. The Bible is the road map for all ages … no matter how much change happens!
It may take courage to move into the trend of entrepreneurship and the fickle waters of finance. But if wholeness, social and human development remain the focus, the tug and pull of wealth-creation may just drag poverty into progress. When we leave our “Egypt” to possess our “promised land” the journey will be hard and long. Above it all we must remember to give God the glory for His goodness, for it is He who gives power to get wealth.
Remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth… Deuteronomy 8:18