Slowly but inexorably, the world order is changing. The realisation is dawning that in almost every walk of personal, corporate and even national life, excess leads to disaster and that, ultimately, common sense must prevail.
In the last decade we have witnessed the perfect storm. Cheap credit, greed, big government and the resulting bloated and bureaucratic public sector mean that the western world has been brought to its knees. At the same time, internet enabled communication and the emergence of social media have levelled the playing field and facilitated an unprecedented transfer of power and wealth, not only from West to East, but also within our own societies. Welcome to the age of the entrepreneur.
Luckily, this transfer is beneficial. In the main, entrepreneurs are creative, passionate, hard working and generous. Not only do they create wealth for themselves and society, they also help others climb the ladder of success. They disrupt the status quo and act as a force for good, using their influence to support sustainability, employment and opportunity and recognising that the future is about people and planet, as well as profit - the so called 'triple bottom line'.
We are suffering from many ills, but reality is returning. Bring on the entrepreneurs!
Entrepreneurs who don't want to reinvent the wheel can benefit from my new book From Vision to Exit- The Entrepreneur's Guide to Building and Selling a Business, available on Amazon and ITunes and in good bookshops now.