Finally, it is easy to understand why our children of The Village Charter School are deprived of the “Entrepreneurial Enterprise Experience.” Major corporations have abandoned the people of Chester. The only viable entrepreneurial opportunities are in the illegal realm: dealing dope, car jacking, pimping, prostitution, and the like. Eighty-five percent of the boys over 16 will engage in these enterprises until imprisoned. A like number of girls will be pregnant and on welfare. And it is difficult to tell the difference between the police who apprehend criminals and the criminals who comprehend them! Has anybody here seen “The Wire?!” Still no fathers!
Once again, my early learning experiences of enterprise came from my extended family. While my parents were not engaged in business enterprise, my closest older friend was. From age 14, Bobby Bosonac had to take over his family business and raise his three younger brothers. I helped and learned about the entrepreneurial nature of business.
The highlight of my early experiences in enterprise was creating my own business in “laying deck” or sub-flooring in housing developments. Eschewing the security of a regular construction job, I “learned and laid” the decks. I also learned the three basic principles of entrepreneurial enterprise:
- Generate a good idea!
- Take a risk!
- Make a plan!
I remember vividly what I said to my mother the night before my introduction to entrepreneurism:
“Don’t bother to get me up at 6 o’clock. I’m in business for myself!”
Then I got up at 8 and worked until 8. I carried these entrepreneurial attitudes about ideas, risks, and plans with me the rest of my life. They are the culminating principle of “The American Experience.” I carried this attitude into my work in the public sector: the goal of every community action program was to empower people for entrepreneurial initiatives in both private and public sector. We are proud to claim three millionaires from the ranks of previously unemployed.
I am most proud of the current businesses where we generate eight figure incomes and our current business launchings project valuations of nine figures.
Basically, in CTSI, we conduct a Research and Development operation in the “Human Factor” market. With a scientific foundation in “Human Processing” or “Generativity,” we explicate the unknown, designing models to fill spaces in the landscape of “Human Endeavor.”
We like to conceive of ourselves as “The National Center for R & D in Human and Informational Sciences.” This is because all other centers of R & D—Bell Labs, Watson, Xerox—have dropped out of “the human processing business.”
Important entrepreneurial enterprises involved “spinning-off” turnkey operations in the marketplace:
- Human Technology, Inc. — Instructional Systems Design, et al
- Human Resource Development Press, Inc. — Training and Development
- HRD Training Solutions, Inc. — On-line Training Solutions
Our most important entrepreneurial enterprises are our current efforts to develop software and support systems for “Human-Centric Organizational Systems:”
- GenStar Global, LLC — “A Holding Company” for Strategic Partnerships in “Human-Centric Continuous Organizational Realignment Systems”
As proud of our original generative R & D operations, I am most proud of the innovative spirits and processing of our diversity of corporate and agency partnerships.
So these are my culminating experiences in “The American Experience:” Wealth Generation. This is the heart and soul of Entrepreneurial Capitalism (capitalism simply means doing what is “most important”). By generating wealth, we generate the Prosperity which makes Participation and Peace possible. Put another way, Peace and Participation are the empowering conditions of Prosperity.
The children in our Village Charter School have a real excuse for their deficits in experiencing Entrepreneurial Enterprise. And we are now paying for it! So, once again, we must empower them.
What about your experiences in Entrepreneurial Enterprise? It is the culminating principles of “The American Experience.” It generates the third leg of The Freedom Mission:
- Cultural Relating → Peace
- Participative Governance → Participation
- Entrepreneurial Enterprise → Prosperity
Here’s the basic question:
“Why are we The Forgotten Americans?”
We are the only ones who understand how and why “The American Experience” has transformed us into invaluable, free, and interdependent Human Capital, capable of generating new ideas, new businesses, new industries, and new markets.
Yet no one listens! No one responds! No one initiates entrepreneurially!
Our school children have excuses! What’s yours?