“As entrepreneurs, we have the power to create the future.”
The recent terrorist attacks in France have sparked a universal debate on freedom of speech, press responsibility and terrorism. Media and individuals relayed the information on every possible channel, creating an unprecedented international movement of solidarity and debates under the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie.
Unfortunately, violence not only happens in France, but also in Nigeria, Syria-Irak, Pakistan and many other places in the world. Tragedies, inequality, fears and emotions are on the news everyday and seem to be a growing phenomenon for today’s civilization.
Life is Sacred
Regardless of individual opinions and beliefs, we should all agree that life is sacred and no political, religious or other ideal should interfere with it. So, with all the violence and hate, why do we continue building and thriving for excellence? What’s the sense in working on our startups and other projects we are running with passion?
As entrepreneurs, we have the power to create the future. Not only the future where we have an app for everything and can order a pizza with just a click; but a future where conflicts don’t end in bloodshed, and in which technology helps us save lives.
“What’s the sense in working on our startups and other projects
we are running with passion?”
We can be the architects of our destiny and we want to invite the startup community to leave aside their religion, their political affiliation or their race. We are entrepreneurs, and our responsibility is to create a better world, economy, and a better future for everyone. We are entering an era of shared economies, sustainable energy and the empowering of individuals over companies, all thanks to visionary entrepreneurs. We strive to find new ways to solve our everyday problems, so why not use all this energy to really change the world in the long term?
Entrepreneurship is not about money or status; as Phil Libin, Evernote’s CEO put it: “There’s lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” Lets create new jobs, new ideas that can give hope to the people.
Lets break our fear and work hard to create a new world order through hope, peace and cooperation, respect and professionalism.
Because we build the future, #JeSuisEntrepreneur.