August 3, 2023
When we say ‘entrepreneurial thinking’ what do you think of?
For most people, it’s having the skills to open up a business. However, entrepreneurial thinking is actually about creative problem-solving. It’s having the ability to turn lemons into lemonade, to turn problems into possibilities. It’s a skill that can easily be developed and should be developed because it encourages people to harness the knowledge, wisdom, resources, and skills they have at their disposal and do something about the challenges they face.
In a world full of problems, it seems to make sense to equip people to be problem solvers. Entrepreneurial thinking is directly linked to problem-solving and in turn—making the world better. Throughout the duration of our lives, we will each become close to a wide array of problems. The closer you are to a problem, the closer you are to a solution. Imagine if we equipped students to not only identify the problems that they will stumble upon but to develop the opportunity that each problem holds. Students would find their purpose as adults, society would improve, and jobs would be created.
Unfortunately, it seems we often neglect entrepreneurial thinking because we feel we have to…