Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
Entrepreneur 1 - first posted at Coursera
You can find over 100 definitions of the e-word : Entrepreneur. My [father's] life work at The Economist concerned **pro-youth economics** - his system goal was that the net generation of the 2010s be worldwide youth's] most productive and sustainable time, not the exact opposite as eg Orwell's Big Brother scenario foretold. Back in 1972, dad and I shared a life changing moment - seeing 500 youth share knowledge around an early digital network. For me, MOOC is the gamechanger that can most help the worldwide be for everyone as [Berners Lee relaunched to open London Olympics] .
At The Economist, dad's Xmas day survey 1976 Entrepreneurial Revolution chose the word entrepreneur to value the hero who [consciously] frees purposes of markets so as to improve the human lot - in particular so that our children's children-out of whatever global village they are born into - have more opportunities from productive lifetimes than we as parents had. Socially this is consistent with the French origin of entrepreneur which literal;y evokes the risks that places will have to guillotine heads when 1% of most powerful people monopolise all productive assets at expense of 99% of people's lifetimes being happy and freely productive. The Declaration of Independence daring chartered the same question about when has a ruling system become to broken to be worth chaining your childrens lives to it.
I am not sure that this teacher is talking about the type of entrepreneur I value most. One of my favorite entrepreneurs Muhammad Yunus' goal of inviting humans to unite round the race to poverty museums intentionally defines the entrepreneur as she who makes more jobs than she takes, This definition echoes what inspires me about most of MIT. Search shows that MIT as an educational system is designed to attract entrepreneurs who collaborate around evolving the number 1 job creating alumni network of the [Entrepreneurial Revolution] world of being more interconnected than separated. See for example MIT's role in the student entrepreneur process I log up as [http://jobscompetitions.ning.com]