Whilst embarking on my next venture across the Atlantic to New York, my thoughts are on what kind of takeaway besides contacts and future business from this mission I want to achieve. Then I got to thinking about the future the next 3 years and the number 8 came to mind.
Every year, hundreds of ideas are developing for new enterprises designed to create jobs, foster technology, innovation and development. These ideas all embark on their individual journeys networking, meeting social and economic entrepreneurs, investors who are also building and developing the ever growing new landscapes social enterprise. This journey incubates dozens of enterprises every year, against a backdrop of slow economic growth, inequality, community disengagement, public corruption and other social ills
Since I founded Alternatives Inc, the journey travelled to get this far has been truly amazing and transformational, definitely a ‘must-have experience’. So why the number 8, this number reminds of infinity standing up – ‘something without any limit’.
I soon realised that my rationale for this venture-led development journey is the added requirement for purpose and hope. And if through Alternatives Inc I could engage with 800 and beyond individuals and millennials, on a journey to channel their purpose and hope into productive new enterprises, careers etc., and then surely a positive destiny for all is assured.
I’ll be such a happy bunny.