Jesper Sørensen: Why Do Entrepreneurs Take the Leap? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

This is an insightful article from the  Stanford Graduate School of Business. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via Jesper Sørensen: Why Do Entrepreneurs Take the Leap? | Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Let’s take this article as a beacon for revitalizing Europe. The challenge is to turn many of the ‘lost generation’ of young people across Europe into entrepreneurs. With advancing technology and global sourcing, it will be hard to replace traditional jobs in Europe. Youth unemployment levels in Southern Europe are 60% +.

Rather than social benefits and dreaming about jobs, policy should remove bureaucracy and provide massive incentives for entrepreneurs. European Commission policy needs to be supplemented by massive fiscal incentives for entrepreneurs. Also banks need to be supportive – either they support entrepreneurs or they are broken-up, nationalized or suffer penalty pain taxes. It’s not rocket science – it’s doable, with a little political will.

Thoughts?

Our future of abundance—and joblessness – The Economist – Insights

This short article is well worth a read. Check it out!

via Our future of abundance—and joblessness – The Economist – Insights.

Whether it’s for yourself, a partner, sibling, child or grandchild, there are profound implications for the future of work and leisure.

Thinking back on my own career, I reinvented myself quite a few times. I was also ready to take risks and became self-employed. In my view traditional careers in employment are a thing of the past and self-employment is likely to become increasingly common. In my experience, learning a foreign language can be hugely important in giving you the edge over the crowd.

Don’t be just another ‘Me too’. It won’t be enough. You need your own brand. Here’s a link on personal branding.

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