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from the blog
In a world where entrepreneurial success often seems deceptively accessible, it is not always clear what makes a person entrepreneurial. In The Reflective Entrepreneur, Dimo Dimov offers a reflective insight into the entrepreneurial journey, striking up a conversation about entrepreneurship in order to challenge and untangle existing preconceptions.
Dimo Dimov’s innovative book examines what it means to be an entrepreneurial scholar, drawing on a range of philosophical ideas to investigate the study of entrepreneurs. Dimov makes the case for entrepreneurial scholarship to become more future-oriented and creates a framework, highlighting four styles and approaches to the field: theoretical, integrative, craft and clinical.
Leveraging future thinking
The practice of management remains stubbornly anchored to the notion of execution. Under its graviational pull, there is emphasis on efficiency, checklists, short-term results. How can organizations promote discovery, unleash curiosity, and leverage future thinking?
The power of the human mind
The 2021 Global Peter Drucker Forum prompts us to think about what it means to be human in a digital age. In this piece, we reflect on the relationship between humans and technology and the power of the human mind. Technology can out-muscle us, out-compute us, but can it out-imagine us?
The humility of not knowing
Every innovation project combines the commitment and hope of what we want to happen and how with the humility of not knowing what might happen or what paths to take. Organisations are great at extracting commitments and aggregating them on a vertical chain of accountability. While this creates synthetic certainty at the top, humility and the questions it invites are bagged and left behind. Leaders must empty this baggage and let uncertainty in, like fresh air.
Complex outcomes need not arise from complex actions. To be entrepreneurial is to engage with the world in a particular way. This is challenging when legacy looms large and when the comforts of the status quo can lull us into complacency. In this piece, we show how our Kinetic Thinkingframework can be distilled into simple (but not simplistic) heuristics for an entrepreneurial mindset.
Managing in a dynamic lanscape
To help organizations meet today’s challenges, managers must move from: directive to instructive, restrictive to expansive, exclusive to inclusive, repetitive to innovative, problem solving to challenging, and employer to entrepreneur.
Time, players and analysts
To be an entrepreneur is to be future oriented and take chances. It is to move with time, always standing at its edge and looking ahead.
Sometimes we just have to learn to value the things we can’t easily measure or hold. As that other famous saying goes, “Not everything that can be counted counts; and not everything that counts can be counted.”
Unlocking new ways of thinking
We understand the idea of constantly upgrading and improving, just look at our phone devices. But how much emphasis do we put on upgrading our own self, our thinking and innovative learning? You constantly need to refresh and stay ahead of the game.
Supporting entrepreneurial ideas
To support entrepreneurship, we need to accept a simple yet profound truth: not every venture effort will succeed, but a great success can come from anywhere.