It is easy to mock the concept of young entrepreneurs. For many people, the very notion evokes always vision of stands of lemonade that children were mounted in their neighborhood often to the encouragement of their parents to prove their commercial hard and their future potential.
In society today network, however, young people may well represent the third major wave of new sources of entrepreneurship intended to have a major impact on the world economy. Two major waves before them have been women and microcredit.
While some consider unlikely that young people can become a major source of start-up, it is useful to remember that the same concerns have emerged about women entrepreneurs there is not so long. And microcredit also was seen as nothing more than a fad promoted by some sentimental idealistic stimulating entrepreneurial energies in third-world economies.
At the same time, it is important to recognize that the specific results of the promotion of youth entrepreneurship are, as with all initiatives entrepreneurial, uncertain. What is clear, however, how it is crucial to the debate on this subject as well both among young people and at the decision-making level policy.
Once entrepreneurship between in the field of career options in the minds of young people, it becomes a dynamic principle of Organization for all of society. This implies much more that changes in the school curriculum also important they are.
In practice, it changes not only the debate about the national economy, but, ultimately, a country as economic DNA. Traditionally, the commitment in this direction was seen in many countries as being essentially the domain of children of affluent parents and therefore activity of the elite.
A truth be told, there is nothing more stifling for an economy to maintain the concepts of entrepreneurship from the classrooms, attitude often justified by the assumption that it is an activity of rich. Open entrepreneurship to young people in a more extensive manner thus becomes an integral part of the broader democratization process under way in the world. Its central message is clear enough: the economic opportunities are not related to social status.
Many emerging economies of Eastern Europe and Asia to Latin America and Africa, are still in transition to genuine market economies. Open the horizon of young people to entrepreneurship opportunities creates a natural basis to strengthen market mechanisms and can only develop the potential of an economy.
Only in most countries, prefer not to pass their careers in one company. Whether by necessity or desire, or a combination of the two, an entrepreneurial approach to his career, and an openness to change and new activities, becomes the norm, not the exception.
This applies even to those making a career in large companies. In a world where the size of the staff is reduced and where global competition intensifies, an entrepreneurial attitude among employees is seen as an asset in these formerly bureaucratic organizations. While this means accepting more risk and openness to change, it also marks a transition to a more passive way of considered life to a more active attitude. Which can lead to discomfort among some, probably rightly.
But, again, being given the profound changes underway in the world economy, there is not really alternative that to adapt to this more entrepreneurial vision of his own life active.
In conclusion, at a time when the global economy is under considerable pressure, increased exposure to entrepreneurial thinking among the younger generation also reinforces a sense of economic realism. This is why it is necessary that the younger generation embraces the idea of much more significant and broad that most of their parents have never done.