Tips and ideas for living an authentic life

As Dylan said, “the times they are a changin.”

Here’s what I’m seeing.

Progressive entrepreneurs today are a brand new breed and they have some very clear characteristics –

First, they really value quick, intuitive thinking. Not that they want to be reckless – they want to get it right but they want getting it right to be more automatic rather than a long monotonous process of dumbing down something valuable. They want to know what to do next quickly and effectively and they think that is both possible and natural.

Second, they tend to consider community an essential part of the formula for expansive and innovative development. They want their stuff to work in the highest, most inclusive way possible – that means they consider impact at every level they can (some version of the butterfly effect). That virally expansive effect leverages their creation rather than limiting it.

Finally, their foundation philosophy is naturally transformative rather than acquisition and control based. That means they want to create something that is bigger than they are. In a way, progressive entrepreneurs want to create a game that others can play after they are gone. They don’t want to “own” their creation, they want to share it. And, as James Carse says in his book, Finite and Infinite Games, “It is a kind of play that requires complete vulnerability.”

Today’s progressive entrepreneurs aren’t so afraid of losing control of something as they are inspired to cooperatively create something really cool. That’s what I’m seeing and I wanted to share that with you!

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