Monday, January 31, 2011

Billionaires, telling Millionaires, how to engage Thousandaires to service and sell to Hundredaires

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”A Einstein

This should be stamped on the foreheads of the folks that are being chosen by the White House to lead us into the future.  I understand the refrain of seeking entrepreneurs. I fact I was one of those young brash entrepreneurs in the 1980s that graduated into an economy with few jobs because we where being told that the Japanese are eating the American dream. I and others set out to build companys that where community based and sought to hire our neighbors and I am proud that one of mine CPWI.com is still serving communities after 23 years. 


During my life I was also there as a dot com'ers part of the whole "revolution mindset" that was emerging from the coffee shops, clubs and band scene at the time.  I had my  first site back in 93 you had to type \~ to get to it.  Grabbed Altavoz.com in April of 1995 for our company and still have the same email address after 16 plus years. I and many others are still waiting for some of the changes that where clamored about particularly in entertainment distribution. 


To my best knowledge not one person, company, investors, stockholders or gov officials asked if what we or anyone else for that matter was doing had any saving grace other then profits.  This is what Entrepreneurship without a soul yields- Profits before people. I am not saying the folks that engaged in it where wrong it was the mandate of the times.  We are in new times and we have to change are ways.

Gone to the Hundredaires is the utility of money!

Here is an example. Pick any Agricultural good. It was valued at one price before the Great Depression (or any time of price inelesticy) and then during it they plummet.  Did the value of a cork (stock) really go down? Did a potato(501) lose 50 percent of it's value.  No they did not! I would think if people where starving the value of it would have gone up not down.   Once we leave the flimsily world of money. Why not?: Since it is clearly not a store of value and has limited shelf life. Is there any store still accepting Confederate currency?  No and this new age was hearled by this White House 2 years ago.

On 11/16/2008 White House Office of Social Entrepreneurship?: Announcement on Blog   I was so happy and proud of our nation and this Administration.  And to the folks that drove this to the President's desk and those activity engage in their communities with socialpreneurship which seved as the early examples of this new hope engine. IMHO that plan is being developed by Socialpreners right now in the streets, community colleges, and universities. The hallmark of this new change is that Marginal Utility of Public Good is the baseline.  Not Marginal Utility of Money.

So what is Greater good?  well there are greater amount of Hundredaires and it would make sense that when we look at what will support the greatest good for the most right.  So we need to hear from the folks that are developing workforce programs, career training, jobs, businesses and in some case whole industries that are not just commoditizing the masses they are hopefully experiencing  them and doing so will awaken them to the plight of almost everyone else in world 

In the words of John Hope Bryant. "Flip the Script" 

To that end we have made  Socialpreneur Network an open group on linked in and hope to see others out there Helping Earth and it's newly emerging Cosmic Citizens. 

btw we have a few names for the list.  Community Star references upon request.