Newburg’s article asserts that in the growing labor market ENTREPRENEURSHIP is not for everyone and many entrepreneurs, even the ones with awesome ideas, are not successful. He also sets out some sobering numbers for a student like Skye, who feels a good deal of passion to pursue a social impact career:
So, what does this mean for Skye, who has transformed the Gould Academy’s REACHOUT organization and has chased every form email returned to her from Mr. Braun? It means that if her post-secondary ed experience only trains her for entrepreneurship, there might not be opportunities for her in the job market.
Here’s Newburg’s claim that really caught my eye:
[Social intrapreneurship] should teach the basic skills of entrepreneurship, which are also the basic skills of management, leadership, and organizational change. It’s part vision (or mission, or goal), part strategy, part team building, part patience and persistence, and many more parts of many more things.
High school students should be taught these vital skills and this is where the IDEAS Center is philosophically anchored with design thinking. Skye’s pursuing Adam Braun and she should. As well, Skye should look at what is right around her and harness her innate entrepreneurship skills and hone them as intrapreneurial skills– and the IDEAS Center will be place for her to practice.
For Skye, opportunities like The Intrapreneur Lab at Harvard are out there; the TJS needs passionate human activist like her; and schools that offer the Davis Peace Prize should be on her radar.