What defines success? Firstly, there is no victory without a solid understanding of the entrepreneurial nature of the tactical battlefields versus the landscapes of hardships under thinly spread economic topography of numerical densities. Secondly, an economic revolution is neither a number-crunching marathon nor a black-tie dinner of economic theorists. It is in reality a war, where job creation and enterprise development forces meet at multiple crossroads to fight out red tape and create productivity to face the global age of competitiveness. Big and small maneuvers are planned to dive into tactical battlefields each with well-trained entrepreneurial soldiers armed with new ideas, innovation, technologies, and enterprise creation experiences poised for high-quality productivity of goods and services. Victory is in growth and job creation. Defeat is just the opposite. Simple, now witness the winners and losers. How to succeed an economic revolution?
Is there something wrong? Currently, economic theorists, out of options, are overly comfortable in surrendering to unlimited printing of currency focused on data manipulation only creating value manipulations. Is there something wrong is global chaos coming? Global indices are already pointing to collapse, while global populace is calling for a big change.
Who creates an airline? Creating a global airline is purely an entrepreneurial task; study the creation of the last 100 airlines. Although, ‘aviation’ and ‘aero dynamics’ are tediously acquired high-value engineering skills but categorically are still not enough to give birth to any global airline. If there are already a million entrepreneurs each one creating a million jobs, so why shouldn’t we identify some Nobel Prize Winners in Economics and check out if they ever created one such single enterprise? Henceforth, the war is about job creator mindsets and job seeker mindsets; it is as normal as identifying real and well-trained soldiers with well-trained librarians. Like the goldfish and the monkey, both are very talented but doing their own thing, precisely.
Why shock therapy is not required? Economic intelligentsia is best at studying numbers and creating ultra sophisticated invisibly abstract models currently openly used to manipulate finances for selected agendas but not for the general public. Hungry populaces already marching toward political rotundas to change the lingering incompetency and with over 100 nations under such threats, major global changes are forthcoming. On the fine divide of job seeker and the job creator mindsets the global economic intelligentsia is allowed breaking furniture on this issue but the term ‘development’ must be pulled out of their economic development titles while leaving ‘theories’ untouched. Why should there be a shock at this discovery?
The “mindset hypotheses” at play: Nevertheless, failing to understand the ‘mindset hypothesis’ and the difference between the job seeker and job creator mindsets is the first step to getting eliminated from any serious dialogue on the subject of SME economic recovery. Failing to articulate the ‘national mobilization of entrepreneurialism’ is the second step to getting eliminated from any economic development activity as a whole. Hidden problems are visible to entrepreneurs with personal and direct experiences in small and medium business creations and therefore in any meeting of any size on any SME topic anywhere across the world the absence of entrepreneurialism is no different when planning an Everest expedition without any previously experienced mountain climbers but promptly attended by local librarians as the designated mountaineering team to claim the summit. More on Google
Open challenge to current economic development models; which nation can articulate on planning methodology of any national mobilization of SMEs entrepreneurialism? Which nation can present any qualified frontline teams with enough SME creation experiences and proven entrepreneurialism to decipher all of the above-mentioned? Which nation can claim a national agenda designed and delivered to recognize and identify 25% to 50% of their small and medium enterprises and place them on some digital platform for increased global exposure and inactive global trading? Which nation can prove to have a system to uplift its SME sectors with courage and skills to face the global age of competitiveness? Which nation is at least open and smart enough to recognize such deficiencies and ready to up-skill their frontline teams to correctly aim and design national agenda? Who are the new masters of new big global economy? No matter what the status, unless such issues are well understood, especially when such issues are not necessarily new funding dependent rather they are mostly mobilization-hungry and execution-starved.
Silence will only bring darkness and darkness will only demand fires to light up the sky
What fabricates a national revolution? First off, a clear message is required for the masses; something easily understood, easy to repeat, and easy to join. This also means open participation for all: anywhere, anytime. However, the most important factor is having a cause that unites participants, making them adopt it as their own. This cause must sum up their life’s sufferings. When repressed citizen itemizes their suffering for decades, the inner urge for change becomes the cause’s forefront driver and aids them in achieving success. This mixture grows volatile and social media fuels protests to become high-octane. However, for incumbent leadership, it is received as a powerful laxative, and within the institutionalized corrupt corridors, it appears like a war. While politicians run to washrooms, establishments run to war rooms. It is then when unarmed masses prepare to march and voice their grief, while the establishment tests their riot gear. This is how real revolutions start; this is why billions of people are restless already. How to succeed in creating economic revolution?
Creating the armies of thinkers and builders: Where are the best productive and innovative minds in governments; why are they forced into hiding in silence, lingering in corporate corridors, ambitious and ready to charge, yet inhibited for lack of dancing floors to show their new steps, absence of platforms to skate around the world on digital trading and often lack of special skills that can easily be filled with team effort and collaborations. Check out any floor of any Ministry anywhere across the free world, and observe the boredom and anxieties for the lack of brisk job creation programs and open lack of entrepreneurialism. What are the blueprints to magnetize and attract in-house talents across the ministries and deploy national mobilization tasks? How to eliminate hidden fear, how build confidence and manage unspoken problems, and how rebuild the national agenda at a dramatic pace?
The bigger opportunities: Bureaucracies at the top are only hollow spaces, mostly in a vacuum and dried out, void of global-age combative intelligence due to the decades-long absence of corporate and business wisdom. Nevertheless, harmless and timid they only await a non-threatening helping hand. At the top they cannot go further, as they already arrived decades ago, they have already optimized and expired their top talents many steps below, now lost in abstract silence, cutting and pasting old dried-up rhetoric to appear valuable and trendy. Listen to the last 100 top keynote speeches during this month alone and witness the similarity of decade-old rhetoric constantly repeated. The common proof of the lingering old thinking repeatedly expressed like damage to the country, the absence of wisdom displayed like the destruction to the citizenry. Observe, how fast is the world advancing and how fast the powers of knowledge shrinking? Ask a billion hungry people planning to survive just on bread, if they can find it or have affordability.
Experimentation allowed with an economic revolution: Every Ministry across the free world has hundreds of smart teams already underutilized, eager to apply talent in the right direction but need directions. Once, such talents are clearly identified and systematically organized a lot can change very quickly. Start an intense high-speed global age orientation program to decipher the local SME sectors, and select, identify and group high-potential SME sectors across the nation of selected regions. Create parallel teams to identify key issues and rezone strategies and place them all on a large-scale digital platform to bring at least 25% to 50% of all high-potential SMEs under one umbrella. Study Expothon for guidance and help create a national agenda where all trade groups and Chambers are all on the same page and collaborate to help all local small and medium businesses start to shine on global digital platforms for better exportability. What a difference a 100-day program can make, and how to capture national attention on fast track basis?
What are the priorities? To start ‘what’ is not working must be listed in one column, ‘why’ it is not working in another column, ‘what’ needs fixing, and ‘where’ are the hidden talents and solutions in additional columns. Now, if it can be boldly discussed and clarity is achieved it is a great start. All this is only possible when mindsets are balanced. Asking patients in the ward of the hospital to choose a menu of their choice is not the answer. Doctors and specialists are needed to decide the diets. Outside a simple walk in the park, everything in economic development is super complex; especially facing global age competitiveness requires balanced and trained mindsets with combative readiness.
Entrepreneurialism needs mobilization, like a tsunami to sweep over the nation. Bureaucracies are frightened by such issues all due to a lack of understanding and trepidations of facing new technological thinking, opening to the world coping and dealing and fertilizing diversity, global interactions, and henceforth Trade and exportability. This is like preparedness for going to war. Stand up straight and face the wind, soldier.
Is this the right time? To start a new economic revolution in your Ministry and to nationally mobilize your hidden talents of the local citizenry and deploy 1k to 1000k SME entrepreneurialism and quadruple exportability? It is time for your senior and middle management to require some fast-track up-skilling to enable articulation on the national mobilization of entrepreneurialism as a subject of familiarity and with some mastery. Such discussions and subject matters should not appear as shock therapy but rather as tools of modern economic warfare especially if economic survival is an issue in your national economy. Over 100 nations dreaming about mega changes, but only those trained for the tactical battlefields of economic understanding have a chance, as the world has advanced, now economic thinking must prove its existence.
This very moment, when half of the free economic world is getting ready for large scale real bloody wars and total nuclear destructions over some silly geo-political misunderstandings, the above economic development wars are exercises for real grassroots prosperity challenges, the economy grows and where citizens laugh, children play in parks and world advances. Choose wisely. The rest is easy.