Monday, February 19, 2007
We used to think that entrepreneurship with all was all about the entrepreneur.
But an entrepreneur without and network is simply a dreamer. Indeed, we can define a successful entrepreneur as a person who creates value by using networks to align resources that he or she does not initially control.
Creating an entrepreneurial community involves nurturing these networks. This task is different than networking, which most often involves a largely haphazard process. Creating networks is far more intentional.
Take, for example, how the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is designing its Pub Talks. Read more.
posted by Ed Morrison |
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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