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Entrepreneurship vs. Innovation

I am currently reading The Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton.

So far, its been an eye-opening, thought-provoking, and data-rich book filled with why (substantiated with abounding statistics) the war for good jobs is the next great global war.

In the very beginning of the book Clifton writes "The global war for jobs determines the leader of the free world (pg. 4)." I find this to be a potent and very relevant statement given our current domestic and global events such as the upcoming Presidential Election, the Iran Nuclear Deal, the Paris Climate Agreement, and Brexit.

Clifton highlights many of the challenges and solutions our nation, and world, faces in the race to lead the way in job creation.

Chapter seven is titled "Entrepreneurship vs. Innovation" and I will leave with these paragraphs that jumped off the pages when I first read them...

... the country should focus first and disproportionately on world-class entrepreneurship because that's what creates jobs. Lots of people have good ideas, but most new businesses fail. It's not for a lack of passion, but lack of customers. There are millions of new businesses launched every year, each creating a handful of jobs, but only few of them take off because most didn't have the unstoppable determination and optimism required to win."

"... while the educational system has nailed the process of developing the best learners, America is still in the dark about cultivating gifted enterprisers. This could explain why there is such an oversupply of innovation and an undersupply of entrepreneurship."


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