Updated and re-posted, 01/27/2021
…”Entrepreneurs, for the most part, want to help other entrepreneurs. They are smart and think like you. What better way to challenge your thinking than to have another smart person think about your ideas with you?”
In Kyle Garman’s brilliant book, The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Preparing Our Next Generation For The Future of Work, July 27, 2020, his readers ask, “What kind of mindset is needed to thrive in the future being transformed by exponentially advancing technology and threats ranging from COVID-19 to climate change? Answer: The Entrepreneurial Mindset”.
Garman explains that the current system of education focused on the standard curriculum based on the specific disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is not enough. The future of work will inevitably have to consider a different approach to learning, which is focused on, as Garman points, project-based entrepreneurial education. Garman breaks it down into 8 domains, which explore the interaction between the future of work and education.
*Find it on Amazon… The Entrepreneurial Mindset draws upon learning methods and case studies from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a nonprofit based in New York City that has reached over 1 million students. All proceeds from the book go directly to NFTE to support its mission.
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship‘s mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures.
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NFTE is building the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs through inclusive capitalism.
Garman’s book is the blueprint for change that will prepare students for the 21st century. We are living in an exponentially fast-changing world dominated by disruptive technology, bringing volatility and uncertainty and shaping every corner of society. Artificial Intelligence and automation are already changing the landscape of work and employment. Global threats like Covid and climate change are contributing to the disruption.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset presents the eight attributes, attitudes, and behaviors that need to be cultivated to swim through the changes that await us, and they are:
- Future Orientation
- Creativity and Innovation
- Comfort with Risk
- Communication and Collaboration
- Flexibility and Adaptability
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Initiative and Self-reliance
- Opportunity Recognition
If you are a parent, an educator, an entrepreneur, a concerned citizen questioning the future of our next generations and of society at large influenced by crisis, technology, and automation, then it is a good time to read Garman’s content. We need to think about how to inspire the next generation of innovators.