Comments for: The search for job creators

Posted April 06, 2012, at 3:44 p.m.

Where are the jobs? That’s the question every young person — and many who are not so young — are asking. The Occupy Wall Street movement and the Arab Spring were ostensibly protests about corporate greed and oppressive regimes, but they not surprisingly arose when young people throughout the world …

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  • AWW

    Access to capital is very important, but there is something else going on that continues to stifle our economy – we’ve become way to incremental.  The idea that “start-ups” are all that’s needed misses the point.  We have become fat and lazy. We’re too afraid to look beyond incremental innovation and actually try to solve problems that have challenged our growth for decades.

    We should lead the World by solving problems. This requires thinking big.  

    Regarding job-creation, it will never come from government programs and it never has.  As a nation we have lazily become very incremental about everything, including innovation. Small steps are all we’re willing to even consider.

    I’m following a guy in Austin, TX – Andrew West. He has the right idea: SOLVE problems with economically-viable solutions and the resulting demand will create jobs. He has tackled the construction industry (finally) by making it more efficient with better quality by enabling high-rise apts/condos for 50% less cost and in half the time. He has a solution for clean energy that reduces CO2 by 80% in the short-term (wind and solar haven’t reduced CO2 at all), an education solution that provides the capital to replace half of our schools and incorporate new learning delivery methods, reliable agriculture at have the cost and more efficient charitable giving.  It’s going to be disruptive.

    There is an Intro here: http://www.Solutioneur.com

    He’s also working on healthcare.

    Solve something. THAT will make a difference.

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