Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
Few things upset me more as a parent than looking at the 3rd grade educational curriculum of social studies that the american catholic educational system was force feeding my daughter.
It is clear that american educators have never heard of the following sort of organisational stories submitted mainly by 3 entrepreneurial sources that my mind has spent a long time getting to know - my dad. muhammad yunus and peter drucker. I think it is high time to develop an organisational iq test and degrade educators and adminstrators who can't pass it. I have slightly abridged quotes below - if you seriously must have more detailed references I am at firstname.lastname@example.org skype chrismacraedc
MY: my most relevant defintion of entrepreneur is she who makes more jobs than she takes
MY : make a list of 20th C organisational typologies representing the 10000 largest organisations in the world; then ask which of them are governed so as to invest in youth's futures? The terrifying thing is not one of these organisational types governs this purpose wholly - can you spot the different reasons why this dismal state of affaris is spinning the net generation?
PD Leading a big organisation is always a much greater challenge than leading a small one. However the good news is that the greatest advances for the human lot have emerged over 90% of time from small organisations
NM After a while, I chose to anchor my 40 years of writing at The Economist around the word entrepreneur. Literally the French "between take" recalls beheading those who are monopolising assets that empower human productivity. It therefore seemed to me that as macroeconomists change the definition of every microeconomic construct that Scots and French originally used to celebrate investing in improving the human lot, macroeconomists would make the greatest fool of themselves if they tried a hostile take over of the meanings and actions of entrepreneurship.