The Bonfire of Economies

In slow motion, the economies of the free world are in a free fall. Needed urgently is some cinematic music, akin to watching the World Cup, when on a global stage, multi-billion watching, visible talents fiercely dodging strictly regulated penalties, advances made to hit the goals, while winners and losers lined up in their respective queues, taking a bow? But here, on the economic development front, there are no penalties, so why challenge the talents? Let us go directly to the victory parade.

Nations must be separated from those who have not yet firmly accepted their SME sector economies as already the largest and most important sectors creating more jobs, and paying more taxes than any other force within their nation, compared to those nations where it is all about SME sectors and grassroots prosperity issues. Therefore, not declaring the SME sector as their top national economic agenda is the first step to eliminate engagement on any serious economic agenda on the global stage for them being too unprepared.

Nations must identify their reasons for their lingering poor economic performances for having unique critical root causes; like when all economic deployment teams are already dependent on their job seeker mindsets and dangerously void of any job creator entrepreneurial mindsets. If such notions were neither identified nor adjusted how they can ever create jobs and build prosperous nations? Therefore, failing to understand the ‘mindset hypothesis’ the difference between the job seeker and job creator mindsets is the second step to getting eliminated from any serious dialogue on the subject of SME economic recovery.

Nations, lecturing about digitization for the last decade with little or no progress are caught between the digital divide and the mental divide. Nations with decade-long SME programs and award nights are still unable to neither select measure nor identify and classify their EACH single SME scattered across the nation within its economic sectors and place them on digital platforms. When SME economies cannot collaborate with local Chambers and Trade Groups to improve up-skilling exporters and re-skilling manufacturers only show a critical lack of skills to mobilize such deployments. Therefore, failing to articulate the protocols of ‘national mobilization of entrepreneurialism’ is the third step to getting eliminated from any economic development forecasts and models as a whole. Study deeply on Google on how to advance national SME economies and notice what is openly missing on the national mobilization of SMEs within your government policies.

Why Proof is required; when it takes 10 days to debate, strategize and finalize a national mobilization program, and when it takes 100 days to organize digital platforms to deploy 10% to 50% selected SMEs on digital platforms and another 1000 days to turn around small medium business economies so why Ministries of Commerce and Trade across the world are still scratching wondering about the such national mobilization of entrepreneurialism. They already know such narratives are way out of the league of academia and currently, there is no mention or thinking on national mobilization in any SME study available during the last decade. Especially, entrepreneurial centric, and however when in most cases, such mobilizations are necessarily not new funding dependent, but rather execution-hungry and deployment starved why is there such deep silence and avoidance of any bold debate and discussion on such narratives?

What nations have lost by the hour? The world never stopped for a second during the last decade, kept growing, learning, advancing, consuming, and demanding good productivity and performance on goods and services. Smart players advanced, but the majority remained as spectators. When it takes 10 days to sort out any economic development team adjusts and aligns the mindsets. When it takes 100 days to train and up-skill to carry the torch further and acquire some level of mastery on the national mobilization of entrepreneurialism. When new 100% to 1000% growth potential ideas can be tabled, why does the national political and economical leadership still insist on defending their visible damage? Today, on the global age competitiveness, nations across the world have to face why their citizenry left so far behind, at times, a full decade. What can economic development ministries do today?

Mirror, mirror on the wall: Why are nations intoxicated in joy over the success and popularity of their own “national opinion”, while having just an opposite “global opinion” on the world stage? To fight obesity a life-size mirror is needed, and to fight economics a single calculator preferably from a local dollar store is needed to place the right items in the right column to derive the right totals and checks and balances. Simple

The sandwich of the Econo-Nuclear-War: While half the world is excited to demonstrate the power of fireworks, the other half of the world faces the “4B Factor” the 4 billion displaced, replaced, and misplaced now on a quiet march, the pending global financial crises, and also witnessing excitement for a possible “Econo-nuclear war sandwich”.

The elephant and the tadpole: A billion struggling SMEs of the world will neither wait for the bureaucracies to up-skill themselves enough to understand the rules of engagement, on how and why baby elephants only grow, but not shrink into tadpoles. The unique and traditionally proven, complex creative cycles of SME generation, which only lead to unique monsterization of the cause to allow any global optimization stages for SME to become a global player, is a fine art and a science. Calling a small enterprise small is a misnomer. Calling a baby elephant too small is a lack of knowledge in zoology. There is nothing small about small businesses; the only need is the big minds with big enough vision to grasp the big picture. Study deeply and acquire some level of mastery in out-of-the-box thinking.

Lead, follow or get out of the way: Economic progress going toward 2030 on ‘national mobilization of entrepreneurialism’ currently out of range of the job-seeker mindset centric global economic intelligentsia, for being too ‘outside of the box thinking’ and far too entrepreneurial job creator mindset driven. Therefore, across the free world, on the economic prosperity fronts, the envelope on the national mobilization of SME entrepreneurialism is now simply pushed to the ‘lead, follow or get out of the way’ doctrine. The visible damage to economic sectors only fuels a restless citizenry. Immediate action may save economies and nations. Forget newspapers, just study atlas.

Physicality of work v/s Mentality of performance: Unless there are advanced skills to cope with how and why knowledge-rich-nations must stand up to population-rich-nations and apply their knowledge with collaborative wisdom or identity why the youth and entrepreneurial women are not going to work on old-style assembly lines because of a new world of entrepreneurial occupation and remote working has advanced. Today not knowing about the first industrial revolution of the mind can seriously hurt economic progress.

Behold the ‘industrial age’ and how it was developed by cheap and hard labor; now notice how smart and fluid minds provide wings to uplift the ‘digital age’ across the world. The economies of the free world desperately need a quick immersion into the real differences between the two; the ‘physicality of work’ and the ‘mentality of performance’. How will this new math drive human productivity, affecting performance and profitability? Why will this art save national economies? Remember, such topics are still way outside academia as the books have not yet been published. Industrialization of SME sectors are already advanced games. If Cabinet level discussions needed on how to frame national SME agenda ask Expothon Worldwide for help.

Not the milkshake but osmosis needed: The absence of skills and wrong mindsets on such special entrepreneurial aspects of economic expansion stages, as usual always beyond the reach of academia and the job-seeker mindsets have already brought national economies to their knees. SMEs cannot wait for government policies to fix the economies, they waited for many decades. However, if the glass is half full on the half-smartness of the national citizenry, it must be acknowledged that the glass is also half empty on the half-skilled economic development performances across the world.

Nevertheless, Let us not create a milkshake out of this but rather start a slow osmosis to gently harness the equilibrium of the diversity of talented mindsets. The future is still very bright, as collaborative mindsets, with diversity and tolerance will finally win. The global age is teaching us new lessons; therefore, lifelong learning is mandatory. Study the protocols on the national mobilization of SME entrepreneurialism and save national economies. The rest is easy.

Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed, a Canadian born in a printing publishing family of small merchants, settled over two centuries surrounding the Red Fort in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, India. Educated and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, and arrived in Canada fifty years ago. He spent years at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics and learned how to create and develop global-stature organizations and events. Acquired global experiences, serviced dozens of Fortune 500 companies as a senior advisor over 25 years, and learned how to commercialize, monetize, and popularize complex ideas globally. Later, in 2000, Naseem took a sabbatical when he noticed markets lost the art of value creation and adopted value manipulation when one million dollar turnover factories traded as 100 million dollar operations in stock exchanges. He took all his high-value knowledge and experiences, placed them in a shoe box, and almost free for the world's 100 million Small and Medium Enterprises. He developed The National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism Protocols. The rest is history. Now highlighted as a corporate philosopher, the Chair of Expothon Worldwide, and recognized authority on new economic thinking, where the mobilization of small and medium business entrepreneurialism is tabled as the savior of already struggling economies. Expothon has been sharing weekly information with some 2,000 senior officials at the Cabinet level in around 100 countries for the last 50 to 100 weeks. The narratives are an open challenge to current economic development and offer pragmatic solutions and new thinking on mobilizing the untapped talents of the national citizenry. He is a world-class speaker and author, gaining global attention.