31 May '12, 4am

Why entrepreneurs will not save the world, by @LaingCallum

Why entrepreneurs will not save the world, by @LaingCallum

Why entrepreneurs will not save the world May 31, 2012 by Guest Contributor Callum Laing, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Fitness-Buffet , argues that articles like this recent Forbes piece Why Entrepreneurs Will Save The World reflect an unhealthy preoccupation with entrepreneurship and adds one item too many to an already busy-to-do list. Years ago, I wrote an article for a newspaper denouncing the media’s growing obsession with entrepreneurs as the new rock stars. It was during a downturn and I pointed to the army of recently laid-off people who, unable to find jobs, re-branded themselves first as ‘consultants’ and then when that didn’t work as either ‘lifestyle coaches’ or ‘entrepreneurs’. Inspired by whoever was on the cover of Forbes magazine, they would ‘find their passion’ and throw themselves headlong into building a business with the charming naivety and enthusias...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/singapore-entrepreneurs/2012/0...

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